Applied craft workshops calendar

We run workshops from one day to six days in everything from wood craft to silver, stone lettering to stained glass, paper clay to textiles.

See what's coming up in our calendar below.

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Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

15 December 2018

Start time: 10.30am
End time: 1.30pm

Designing a table centre. A fun, relaxed class for anyone who would love to create beautiful designs around their home this Christmas. On this florist led workshop you will learn how to condition and care for your flowers, as well as lots of floristry tips and ideas, including the use of colours and the principles of design. There will be step by step instruction and then its over to you to create your very own unique Christmas Wreath to take home. £35 for full tuition and all materials. tea/coffee and/or a glass of Fizz!

Availability: 8 spaces

Amanda 07814454364 or

Enjoy a freshly cooked breakfast,
lunch or afternoon tea

The restaurant at the Craft Centre has been serving home produced foods for over 30 years. Totally refurbished in 2018, our restaurant and conservatory offer an attractive and comfortable setting with free wifi throughout.

Our breakfast menu is available from 9.30am - 11.00am, with freshly cooked dishes such as; eggs benedict, traditional breakfast or porridge.

For lunch, all our meals are homecooked from scratch, from soup, to quiche of the day, to hot main meals including a children’s menu. All created daily using fresh local produce.

Fine coffees and Dorset teas are served throughout the day alongside an excellent selection of cakes, with Dorset Cream Tea a speciality.

For a real treat indulge yourself with a scrumptious high tea, available between 2.30pm – 4.30pm (24hr notice required)

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The place for something special

The Craft Centre is situated in the heart of West Dorset’s beautiful rolling countryside. Converted from redundant farm buildings in 1986, The Craft Centre is renowned for being the place to find that something unique and special.

The Craft Centre has a fantastic range of unusual gifts for all, which include: cosmetics, cards for all occasions, pens, jewellery, fashion & leather handbags, men’s gifts, gadgets, gardening gifts, linens, kitchen ware, craft kits, traditional and pocket money toys, stationary, china, glass, clocks, pictures, and much, much more...

We also have a fabulous selection of food offering superb: Jams, chutneys, preserves, handmade chocolates, country wines and ciders, and many locally sourced seasonal products.

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Centre Opening Hours

January – February 10:00am – 4:00pm
March – December 10:00am – 5:00pm
Open seven days a week.

Opening hours of individual craft studios may vary.

Free parking

Disabled access throughout most of the centre

Did you know we also have free wi-fi?