Workshops at Ashridge

Learn new skills

Embrace the spirit of the season with our festive workshops. Step into a world of creativity, where hands-on sessions guide you in crafting holiday treasures to decorate your home or give as thoughtful gifts. Join us for a heartwarming experience, blending learning and creativity in the enchanting surroundings of Ashridge.

November & December

Wreath Making

Hanako Flower Shop is delighted to announce it will be running a series of beautiful Christmas Wreath Making Workshops in November and December in the Monks Barn. Using a gorgeous mixture of fresh winter foliage, deep red berries and contemporary accents, you will learn the skills to create your very own festive masterpiece that will hang proudly at your home. Each workshop will be 2 hours long, and all guests can enjoy a golden glass of fizz – or a warming hot festive drink.

Dates: November 24 to 26, December 1 to 3 & 8 to 10

Price:  £87.50 per guest

December 5

Needle Felted Penguins

Indulge in an evening of peaceful needle felting and learn to make a gorgeous little baby penguin. Needle felting involves poking natural, cruelty-free wool fibres with a specialist needle and sculpting them into sweet life-like characters. It is the ultimate mess-free craft! During the workshop, you will discover the joys of this brilliant hobby as local artists Bergin & Bath guide you through the project, teaching you all of their top felting techniques.

Date: 5th December at 7pm

Price: £59.99 per guest

December 5

Needle Felted Baubles

Come along to this relaxing workshop and find out how to design your own beautiful baubles with local artists, Bergin & Bath. Using super-soft, cruelty-free wools in a rainbow of pretty colours, you will discover the magic of needle felting as you poke away and transform a handful of fibre into a gorgeous design to go with your festive theme. It is so easy and you are sure to get hooked!

Date: 5th December at 2pm

Price: £59.99 per guest

December 4 & December 12

Block Printing

Explore the art of Indian Block Printing using authentic wooden blocks with local artist, Gill Masters. Choose your favourite blocks to design and print your own festive Tea Towel to take home. Lots of blocks are available including many with a Christmas theme.

Suitable for all abilities.


Monday, December 4: 2pm to 5pm

Tuesday, December 12: 7pm to 10pm

Price: £59.99 per guest

December 6

Macrame Decorations

Discover the relaxing art of macramé with Bergin & Bath, and learn to make a set of sweet festive decorations. Using a series of simple knots, and some luxurious cotton cord, you will hand-tie your own Nordic-style snowflake designs. After this class you are bound to want to make lots more and hang them all over your home!


Wednesday, December 6: 2pm to 4pm

Price: £59.99 per guest

December 6 & 13

Candle Making

Our artisan candle makers from Embers Candle Company will teach you the art and science of candle making and will provide you with all the equipment necessary to make your very own crackling candle, tea lights, and wax melts in your chosen festive fragrance. You can also take home a wax melt burner.


Wednesday, December 6 at 7pm

Wednesday, December 13 at 2pm

Price: £59.99 per guest