Stafford Castle events 2022


27th March 2022

Willow heart workshop

Make your own beautiful heart  from natural willow to hang in your home. 

Made from fresh Dorset willow in natural colours. On your own or with friends,  Enjoy a glass of prosecco and relaxing music.  Numbers are very limited for this. 

 Book your space by calling the Ancient High House on 01785 619131 Price is £15 for a 2 hour workshop with all mterials supplied, staff on hand to assist and a glass of prosecco or hot drink.

morning is 10.30 to 12.30 Afternoon 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Please be aware that if you need to cancel your booking more than 2 weeks ahead the event only 50% of the cost will be refunded.  If yiou cancel within 2 weeks of the event we will be unable to refund the cost as the materials will have been purchased.






Easter Castle Craft

17th April 2022


A craft workshop with an easter theme.  Also included is a woodland trail and quiz giving you a chance to win one of our woodland animals.  Although you can pick up the trail only on the day,  the workshop must be booked ahead and we are limiting numbers.   Call the ancient high house to book a space on 01785 619131.

session times are 10am to 11.30 / 11.45 to 1.15 / 1.30pm to 3pm





Wildlife at the Castle

may 22nd 2022


Join us for all things country.  

We have local suppliers and produce as well as animals from Bats to bunnies and bees.  Free childrens workshops around the site, The forest of mercia group , See the Birds of prey displaying their skill at the very top of the site, where we also have  some garden games for the children to enjoy while you sit and enjoy a sandwich.   Cakes and Jams, local ales, Coin minting in the keep, a woodland trail and local schools will be making the woodland look extra special. all this an more you will need to take a seat and enjoy a sausage on a stick With live music from local artists.


please be aware that due to a beakout of avian flu - the government have placed a three mile exclusion zone around Burleyfields. This means we are unable to have the Birds of Prey or Owls on display at Stafford Castle.  Only birds are affected and all other animals, stalls, workshops etc are going ahead as normal. 

10am till 4pm 

Car parking is £3  

motorbikes £2 pedestrians and pushbikes free



 bathbomb and bathsalts workshop

may 29th 2022 at stafford castle

Using natural products you will learn how make your own bath bombs and bath salts.  You will learn the benefits and uses of essential oils.  We are keeping things green and you will make your own pretty Stafford Castle box for the 3 bombs you will make along with your own labels to accompany your bath salts in our recycled jars.   We have everything you need for this, you simply bring the creativity.

This workshop will have very limited places and must be pre booked by calling the Ancient High House on 01785619131. 

Workshop timings are 10.30am to 12.30 and 1.30 to 3.30pm

Cost per person is £20 and includes tea/coffee


If you cant make this workshop, we will also be holding a similar workshop for Learning about essential facial oils and serums is being held at izaac waltons cottage on 19th June 2022



Essential oil workshop

JUne 19th 2022 at Izaac waltons cottage

10.30 - 12.30 and 13.30 till 15.30  our experienced aromatherapist will teach you about a range of essential oils and their uses.  make your own facial serum and oil blends personal to your needs. All materials supplied incuding refreshments. very limited space available to ensure a personal experience please call the ancient high house on 01785 619131 to book your space. 

 £20 per person




teddy bears picnic at izaac waltons cottage

july 17th - 12 noon till 4pm

Join us for an afternoon totally aimed at the little ones.  Bring a picnic and enjoy garden games such as connect four, jenga, croquet and more.  Story telling for the little ones as well as our eco seed planting workshop.  Hunt for the teddy bears around the garden while you wait for the magician to show you some magic. 

Entrance is free and car parking is available in the neighbouring field for just £2 for the whole afternoon. We do have picnic benches but feel free to bring blankets if you prefer.  



wire workshop at the castle 31st july

Make your own beautiful wirecraft tree with decorative elements and copper wire.  This workshop has very limited numbers so please book early by calling the Ancient High House on 01785 619131. 

Cost is £15 per person

includes all materials with staff on hand to assist.

please note that cancelled bookings wiithin 2 weeks of the workshop date will not receive a refund as all items will have been purchsed. 



shield workshop

august 28th at stafford castle

a great workshop for the kids to create their own shield to take home. Parents will need to be on hand  but all materials are provided and we do the cleaning up !

cost is only £3 and you can book your place by calling the Ancient High House on 01785 619131 spaces are limited.  session times are 10am to 11.30am / 12 noon to 1.30pm /  2pm to 3.30pm


Autumnal wreath making

25th September 

Try your hand a colourful Autumn wreath. This workshop will have limited numbers and must be pre booked by calling the ancient high house on 01785 619131.

Cost is £20 and this will include all materials that you require. 

inspiration guides will be available and staff are on hand to assist.  Price includes a warming hot chocolate or tea/coffee if you prefer



christmas wreath making

Adults only

3/4th december 2022

COMING SOON for pre booking only

Create your own bespoke wreath for Christmas

All materials supplied to decorate your very own moss ring with fresh greenery, ribbon, dried fruit, baubles or whatever you fancy.  

Inspiration photos are provided and staff are on hand for advice.

This is an ideal pre christmas social with seasonal music, your booking price includes a glass of prosecco, orange juice or a hot drink, along with a mince pie.


£25 per person





Childrens christmas craft workshops.

December 18th 2022

A 45 minute session   

Numbers are limited to ensure children can have parental assistance and lots of space.

 Afterwards you can follow a trail around the woodland to stretch those legs

This event will require prior booking

Booking for this event will commence on Friday 16th September 2022.

Book your space by calling the Ancient High House on 01785 619131

open from 10am till 4pm on Tuesdays through to Saturdays inclusive.

The price is £3