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About the day!

We would like to welcome you to our rural blacksmiths forge and invite you to learn, in a very hands-on way, about the art of the traditional blacksmith, all under the supervision of our team of experts.

 Oldfield Forge Ltd. is a family run blacksmithing company which combines traditional techniques and craftsmanship with the use of modern technology in order to produce the finest quality ironwork for both homes and businesses. All our pieces are hand-crafted in our forge and offer the highest standard of British workmanship. So you can rest assured that you will be in safe and experienced hands. Nobody leaves our forge without producing a beautiful piece that they themselves have crafted.

Our blacksmith experiences run from Monday to Saturday, all year around with the exception of public bank holidays. Please be aware that Saturdays in particular do get booked up very early, so do please give us plenty of notice as soon as you have a day in mind.

Where are we?

Oldfield Forge Ltd., Garway Hill, Herefordshire, HR2 8HA

As well as being educational our experience days are also great fun. You will be taken through the basic art of traditional blacksmithing with humour, skill and knowledge, and you will go home at the end of the session with objects of your choice and capability that you yourself have made. 

Becoming a blacksmith for a few hours is certainly an experience to remember. So, to ensure those special memories stay with you, we are more than happy to help capture all the magic moments on your camera or phone. Then why not enter our monthly competition and let your friends and family know all about your exciting blacksmithing experience on Facebook or Twitter. Tag yourself in a photo showing what you have been up to and where you are. Like and share our latest post and you will then be entered into our monthly draw. The lucky winner will be announced at the end of each month and will receive a piece handmade by us.

Experiences:

Our blacksmithing experiences are tailored to suit each of our guests, from the young beginner right the way through to those who may have more experience. We have many packages to choose from. You can celebrate your wedding anniversary, spend quality time together as a couple, enjoy a birthday, stag or hen party or simply have fun on a family day out. You can even make your own wedding rings!

We can accommodate all age groups and all abilities, and can tailor your package to suit any occasion. If you are planning a celebration, a stag/hen party or a corporate event, please get in touch. We will be happy to run through what we can offer for your special occasion. 

What Your Day Involves:

We will meet and greet you upon your arrival. Then, first of all, we require your Health and Safety forms which you must bring with you, fully completed, ready to start your day. 

You will then meet your tutor who will talk you through your day and answer any questions you may have. 

He or she will take you down to the Academy workshop where you will be given your aprons and safety glasses, and will be advised with regard to all relevant health and safety rules and procedures. 

Then it’s time to “let the fun begin”! 

Lunch is around 12 noon – so, after a morning of happy forging, you can fill your grumbling tums and enjoy the rural surroundings of our forge. If your stay with us ends there we wish you a very safe journey home. If you are with us for the afternoon, you can enjoy lunch before your afternoon session of forging begins.

What is Included?

Each experience voucher covers the cost of the tuition, the safety wear and the materials required to create your own item to take back home with you.

Discover the age-old secrets of the craft of blacksmithing here in our own interactive forge. Our exclusive blacksmithing gift experiences allow everyone, from the curious but complete novice through to those with existing skills, to test their metal at the anvil. The gift experiences can last from three hours up to a full day, depending upon your booking. The experiences make for thoughtful and unique gifts, ideal for those with a creative flair looking to try something a little different. Our experiences can also be the perfect gift for children who would love to try their hand as a blacksmith for a few hours.

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Information for our Vouchers:

Are you trying to think of that perfect gift for someone but just can’t decide what to get them? An excellent solution is to present your loved one with an unforgettable experience day at Oldfield Forge. As well as a gift for him or for her, we also offer a joint couple’s experience day too! If you need an experience day voucher delivered in a hurry please choose our e-voucher which can then be despatched immediately via e-mail. Alternatively, you can have it delivered directly to your door. Please state your full postal address on your order and we will ensure that the voucher is sent out to you without delay. All of our vouchers come complete with information specifying what your blacksmithing experience includes. We then leave you to add the personal touches to the voucher.

 

All experiences can be booked by email stating your proposed date or by using our voucher shop

Email – academy@oldfieldforge.co.uk

Phone – 01981 580 016

Each voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase, giving the receiver plenty of time to contact us to arrange their booking. You can also check out Not On The High Street, Red Letter Days and Virgin Experience Days for our experience day vouchers!