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So what can you make? The answer to that lies in the skill you discover in yourself – we generally suggest making a hook, a toasting fork, a keepsake or, as a team, a decorative sword, but if you turn out to be really good you could try a piece of ironmongery for the home.

Give the gift of a truly unique experience

All of our wonderful blacksmith packages can be purchased as gift vouchers, where the recipient can have a hands on forging experience to create and take home their own unique piece of ironmongery. You will have the option to receive a hard copy, or download an e voucher.

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Couples Day Date Blacksmithing

Package available as a 3 or 5 hour experience

This one-of-a-kind experience allows you and your partner to learn a traditional craft and make a beautiful bespoke piece of ironwork that you can take home and cherish forever. We tailor the day to suit each and every one of our guests. Our friendly team will support you through your time as a blacksmith, promising to add charm and laughter in a very relaxed environment

Our Couples Day Date experience is available for either a three or a five hour session.

During your time with us you can choose to work to either work together and make something for the home or garden or, if you prefer, compete to see which of you is the best blacksmith. This package is ideal for a stress-free couples date! Also a perfect gift to receive for a birthday, anniversary, engagement, wedding, Christmas...

The day is promised to bring lots of laughter and fun, making it the perfect way to spend time together! Our Experience Days can be arranged to fit into a short away-break that will make the perfect gift for any occasion, be it a delightful romantic getaway or an awesome day out. We provide gift experiences to suit everyone.

After your blacksmithing experience with us (or indeed before if you have an afternoon booking) you can enjoy lunch in our woodland area or in our Scandinavian hut. Our local family-run pub delivers home-cooked meals all individually put together. There is a further charge for this. Alternatively, you are more than welcome to bring your own picnic lunch from home.

The beautiful rural location of the forge will make for an utterly unique and unforgettable day that you will be talking about for years to come!

Our Couples Day Date experience is available as a gift voucher, either as an E-voucher or postal voucher.

All package prices are subject to VAT.

To book this package please click ‘Buy A Gift Voucher’ and then submit your voucher information to us by clicking ‘Redeem Your Gift Voucher’. A member of our team at Oldfield Forge Academy will then contact you to go through the dates/times available and to enable you to make payment.

Read more about what you can expect from an Oldfield Forge experience HERE!

From £128 +VAT per couple
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Couples Day Date Blacksmithing

Package available as a 3 or 5 hour experience

From £128 +VAT per couple
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Just For Fun Forging

Packages available as a 3 or 5 hour experience

This experience package is available as either a three or a five hour session.

Our 'Just For Fun' forging experience is one to be ticked off your bucket list! You can enjoy three or five hours of blacksmithing with a fully trained member of our team. We tailor the day to suit each of our guests - from absolute beginners through to those who have had previous experience. Children from the age of 7 years are welcome to the forge to try out life as a blacksmith.

Experience a traditional craft and become a blacksmith for a day at Oldfield Forge. A specialist forge set in the heart of Herefordshire, The Academy is dedicated to teaching you time-honoured blacksmithing techniques.

During your time with us you will be guided by one of the Forge's expert team members who will get you fully prepared for forging. Before you set about creating your own bespoke piece you will also be able to draw inspiration from a look around the amazing work on display in our showroom.

At the end of your time with us you will take away a beautiful crafted piece of ironmongery, created by your own hands.

During your time at the Forge why not unwind even further in our wooded grounds and enjoy a homemade lunch prepared by our local family-run pub. These lunches are available at a further cost and can simply be added in when booking your voucher. Alternatively, you are more than welcome to bring your own picnic from home.

All package prices are subject to VAT.

To book this package please click 'Buy A Gift Voucher' and then submit your voucher information to us by clicking 'Redeem Your Gift Voucher'. A member of our team at Oldfield Forge Academy will then contact you to go through the dates/times available and to enable you to make payment.

This package can also be purchased as a gift voucher. E-vouchers and postal vouchers are available.

Read more about what you can expect from an Oldfield Forge experience HERE!

From £64 +VAT Per Person
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Just For Fun Forging

Packages available as a 3 or 5 hour experience

From £64 +VAT Per Person
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Blacksmithing Team Building

Package available as a 3 or 5 hour experience

Oldfield Forge Academy offer a number of packages which can be tailored to your teambuilding or corporate event. We ensure that we devise and provide the ideal event to suit your organisation. Allow your team to explore and promote their creative side with one of our blacksmithing teambuilding activities.

Our forging experience days are extremely popular and a great way to motivate your staff - or indeed to entertain important clients/customers. The interactive forging experience involves the whole group who will learn exciting new skills, taught by our expert blacksmiths. At the end of the day the participants will leave with a keepsake to remind them of their team-bonding activity, whilst having shared in lots of fun and laughter.

Participants will learn new skills and create a lasting memory!

Design your team's own perfect day from our extensive selection below or get in touch and work with our team to create your own teambuilding activity packages.

Three hours 'Just For Fun'

- priced at £64.00 per person.

Five hours 'Just For Fun'

- priced at £85.00 per person.

Our 'Just For Fun' activities are a great way to bring your team together. We offer a huge range of activities to choose from so you can be sure you’ll find something to suit everyone! If you would like to have individual items made in the theme of your branding or logo then please speak to our team who will be happy to discuss ideas with you.

Forge Your Own Knife

- priced at £150.00 per person.

Spoil your team with our knife-making experience package. Each member can design and forge their own knife either for display or for using in a responsible way.

Forging & Tasting

- priced at £78.00 per person.

Three hours of forging, followed by a tasting of your choice at one of our tasting venues. Cider or Beer

Decorative Sword

- priced at £85.00 per person.

Work together as a team to forge your very own sword which you can displayed back in the work place. This is an adrenaline fuelled day for all and one of our most popular group activities.

For more information please get in touch. Our team are here to help organise and tailor a day just for you.

All package prices are subject to VAT.

To book this package please click 'Get In Touch' and submit your information. One of our team from Oldfield Forge Academy will then contact you to go through the dates/times available and to enable you to make payment.

Read more about what you can expect from an Oldfield Forge experience HERE!

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Blacksmithing Team Building

Package available as a 3 or 5 hour experience

From £dependent on requirements
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Blacksmithing Stag/Hen Parties

Package available as a 3 or 5 hour experience

Here at Oldfield Forge Academy we specialise in bespoke packages for Stag & Hen parties (and indeed group bookings generally). We welcome stag and hen parties from all over the world who visit the forge to experience the fun and excitement we are able to provide! We can also help support you in arranging local accommodation and transport as well as filling your weekend with other attractions. There are plenty of local activities available including local beer/cider/wine tasting, a spot of clay shooting or paintballing in the countryside.

Arranging your best friend’s final ‘single’ life bash is a big ask! Throwing a stag or hen party to make it into the history books can be a challenge, but we are here to make that possible! We tailor every stag and hen party to suit each particular group, welcoming those girlie girls, adrenaline junkies and Game of Thrones warriors!

Work with our organising team to create your own Stag & Hen party activity packages.

Some of the experiences available for Stag and Hen groups:-

Decorative Sword

this experience is one of our most popular Stag/Hen party activities. Why not work together as a team to make the groom/bride a sword which, if they choose, they can use to cut the wedding cake on their BIG DAY! This is a five-hour experience and everyone will leave with a keepsake and a sword for the bride or groom. Price per person - £85.00

Three hours 'Just For Fun'

- priced at £64.00 per person.

Five hours 'Just For Fun'

- priced at £85.00 per person.

Our 'Just For Fun' activities are a great way to bring your group together before the bride or groom's big day! We offer a huge range of activities to choose from so you can be sure you'll find something to suit everyone!

Forging & Tasting

- priced at £78.00 per person.

Three hours of forging, followed by a tasting of your choice at one of our tasting venues – cider or beer. A fantastic activity for those who want a keepsake as a lasting memento of your friendship.

Knife Making

- priced at £150.00 per person.

Our knife making experience is one of our most popular packages. Each member can design and forge their own knife either for responsible use or for display. The day is promised to bring lots of excitement and laughter in a relaxed environment.

Our stag and hen activities will make for a unique experience, one that the group will remember for a long, long time. It will set the benchmark for all future days out.

So ditch the old style stag and hen night ideas. Dare to do something new!

For more information please get in touch. Email – [email protected]

To book this package please contact the Oldfield Forge team to discuss activities packages and the dates/times available. Payment terms – 25% deposit with the remaining balance due 6 weeks prior to the experience day.

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Read more about what you can expect from an Oldfield Forge experience HERE!

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Blacksmithing Stag/Hen Parties

Package available as a 3 or 5 hour experience

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Make A Hand Forged Wedding Ring

Package available as a 5 hour experience

This five-hour experience package is perfect for those looking to make their own Wedding, Anniversary and Engagement rings.

What could be more romantic on your wedding day than exchanging rings you've made yourself? This experience isn't just limited to weddings, the rings could be made for any special event or you could just enjoy learning! Our expert blacksmiths will help you create the rings that will make your wedding, Anniversary or engagement so special.

On the day, you and your loved one will get the chance to make and take home two beautiful rings, created at a picturesque forge in the heart of Herefordshire. This experience is very hands on and you'll get involved in every part of the process, which all add to the sentimental value of your rings.

Whether you've been together for 1, 5 of 50 years, a wedding anniversary is a special occasion well-worth celebrating! What better way to commemorate the occasion than with our forge your own ring package? Forget Highstreet jewellery! Visit the forge and with the support of our expert team you can design and forge your very own anniversary ring.

Enjoy a romantic meal delivered to our woodlands area in our Scandinavian or Shepherd Hut by our local family run pub. This is a further cost and not included in the experience package.

£199.00 per couple for five hours of forging two rings.

All package prices are subject to VAT.

You may wish to have your rings electroplated Silver, Gold or Rhodium. There is a company we recommend and details can be provided.

For further detail please email [email protected]

To book this package please click book now and then submit your information. Someone from Oldfield Academy will then contact you to go through the dates/times available and for you to make payment.

This package can also be purchased as a gift voucher.

Read more about what you can expect from an Oldfield Forge experience HERE!

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Make A Hand Forged Wedding Ring

Package available as a 5 hour experience

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Blacksmith Forging & Tasting Experience

3 hours of forging followed by a tour & tasting of your choice.

Experience the life of a traditional blacksmith at our specialist forge in the very heart of rural Herefordshire. Oldfield Forge Academy is dedicated to teaching you time-honoured blacksmithing skills and techniques.

After working up a thirst you can down tools and enjoy lunch before making your way over to nearby Hillside Brewery or Westons Cider. So, whether you're a beer or cider lover, there's a tour that's just right for your preferred tipple. 

Tour & Tasting Options and Details:

Westons Cider - Traditional producers of award winning cider and perry draught and bottled products. Discover the craft of cider-making from blossom to bottle. They will show you everything - with an expert guide leading the way. See where they harvest, weigh and wash apples. Venture into the heart of the mill where they press, ferment and mature before blending and packing. See all they do, why and how – and hear a little bit of home-spun history too.

Available – Every day

Hillside Brewery - an exciting, family owned and run Gloucestershire brewery, built upon traditional skills and values. You can see, touch, smell & experience the brewing process up close, before sitting back to taste a well-earned ale overlooking some of Gloucestershire's most stunning landscape.

Limited tour available, please enquire.

During your three hour experience at Oldfield Forge Academy we will help you to forge your very own bottle opener to complement your subsequent tour and tasting experience. Do not worry, nobody leaves us without firstly completing their opener before heading to the tasting!

For your lunch you are more than welcome to bring your own picnic from home or, if you wish to order a delicious home-cooked meal from our local pub, we can help you to arrange this. Set in our beautiful woodland we also have a shepherd's hut and a Scandinavian lodge which are available for you to use.

The forging experience lasts approximately three hours and is followed by a tour and tasting at your chosen venue. This is a fantastic day for all.

From stag and hen parties, company team building through to simple 'friends get togethers' – we really can create an event that will work for every type of group. We will help you put the whole day together – working within your budget to make your day at Oldfield Forge a special one to remember. 

All of our packages can be individually tailored so please call us to enquire and discuss your requirements.

All package prices are subject to VAT.

To book this package please click 'Buy A Gift Voucher' and then submit your voucher information to us by clicking 'Redeem Your Gift Voucher'. One of our team from Oldfield Forge Academy will then contact you to go through the dates/times available and to enable you to make payment.

This package can also be purchased as a gift voucher.

Read more about what you can expect from an Oldfield Forge experience HERE!

From £78 +VAT Per person
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Blacksmith Forging & Tasting Experience

3 hours of forging followed by a tour & tasting of your choice.

From £78 +VAT Per person
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Forge Your Own Axe head

Axe-Making course:

This is a one day course which we have recently introduced to our catalogue. Our expert team of blacksmiths will guide and support you through each process in the design and forging of your own unique axe head. The day runs for approximately seven hours and so is not for the faint hearted! 

Set in beautiful rural countryside our forge is located at Garway Hill in South Herefordshire. We run axe-making courses all year round in small groups or party groups.

Why not learn the fundamental skills and techniques of axe-making under the expert tuition of our team. You will get the chance to design and forge your very own hand axe! Find out how tremendously satisfying it is to plunge a lump of stock steel into the flames and then let the sparks fly under your hammer as you craft your very unique axe. We will guide you through the different stages involved in making a beautiful and functional, keen-edged tool that you will take away with you at the end of the course.

The day provides a very “hands-on” experience and you will get to forge, harden, temper and sharpen your axe. We will also help you to fit your own handle if time allows.

Examples of the type of axe head that you can make during your time us include: hatchet, Dane, bearded, re-enactment, adze etc., available in either one or two-handed versions. If you have a specific design of head in mind please get in touch and we can let you know whether it can be achieved within the time frame that you are with us.

You will be given an initial health and safety briefing and also an introduction to the tools and equipment available in our workshop. We then take you through some basic blacksmithing techniques before teaching you how to forge a blade head – which, when finished, would be suitable to be either used (with great care) or displayed (with considerable pride). 

With one of our experienced team of experts overseeing your work, you will be carefully guided through the processes of hand forging and polishing your axe. 

This is a fantastic seven hours of fun and learning, taught in a relaxed and friendly environment, where you will be made to sweat but will leave at the end of the day with an axe head that you will be proud of and take great pleasure in - along with a special story to be told.

We run Monday - Saturday all year round, apart from public bank holidays. Please note that Saturdays do get booked up well in advance.  All vouchers are valid for a full twelve months from the date of purchase, giving you plenty of time to get in touch and book a date with us.

During your time with us you can enjoy lunch either in the open air in our picnic area or, if you prefer, take advantage of our Scandinavian lodge or Shepherds hut. We do welcome family and friends to join you for lunch and to share in your experience as a blacksmith. We also work with a number of pubs, B&B’s and hotels in our locality who we know will look after you during your time with us.


How to purchase vouchers - Please contact our office on 01981 580016  or visit our online shop 
http://www.oldfieldforge.co.uk/vouchers/

Monday - Saturday. 

Saturdays needing to be booked well in advanced. 

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Forge a Knife

 

This is a one day knife-making course designed for both beginners and those who have already given blacksmithing a go. Our expert team will guide and support you through each process in the design and forging of your own unique knife. 

Set in beautiful rural countryside our forge is located at Garway Hill in Herefordshire. We run weekend knife-making courses all year round, where your knife will emerge from an initial chunk of steel into a final heat-treated, handled and finished blade.

Discover the fundamentals of knife-making and learn the traditional techniques involved. Whilst your blade is annealing you can enjoy lunch either in the open air in our picnic area or, if you prefer, take advantage of our Scandinavian lodge or Shepherds hut. We do welcome family and friends to join you for lunch and to share in your experience as a blacksmith.

This is very much a “hands-on” day that will enable you to craft your very own blade. You will be given an initial health and safety briefing and also an introduction to the machinery in our workshop. We then take you through some basic blacksmithing techniques before teaching you how to forge a knife – which, when finished, would be suitable to be either used (with care) or displayed (with pride). 

With one of our team of experts overseeing your work, you will be carefully guided through the process of hand forging and polishing your knife. 

The types of knife you can design and forge with us include:-

 

Kitchen knife                 Hunting knife

Bush craft knife            Re-enactment knife

Fishing knife                 Woodwork tool          …..... to name just a few

 

This is a fantastic 6 hours of fun, taught in a relaxed and friendly environment, where you will be made to sweat but will leave at the end of the day with a blade that you will cherish forever - along with a special story to be told.

 

This experience day is essentially for over 18's. However 16 and 17 year olds are very welcome if accompanied by an adult.

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Gourmet Toasting Fork Family Experience

Parent & Child aged 7+

With summer holiday’s fast approaching with have a tremendous special offer available for families! Occupy your children this summer with the chance of being a blacksmith.

We are offering a family package for you to come to the forge to make your very own gourmet toasting folk! This ultimate experience is certainly one to be ticked off your bucket list and one to share with your family.

Experience life as a blacksmith with our expert team and prepare to have lots of fun with the kids!

This package is only available during the summer holiday period

From £80.00 Per Session
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Gourmet Toasting Fork Family Experience

Parent & Child aged 7+

From £80.00 Per Session

The Location

From the summit of Garway Hill (less than two miles away) it is possible to see seven counties on a clear day, with uninterrupted views on all sides of fields, farms and distant hills.  We consider ourselves very fortunate to be set in the very heart of the wonderful west Herefordshire countryside and there are plenty of walks you can enjoy from gentle strolls to more demanding hikes.