Stag & Hen Parties

We tailor every party to suit each particular group, welcoming adrenaline junkies and those looking for a unique experience!

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 in finding local accommodation and transport as well as filling your weekend with further local attractions.
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What you’ll do

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Planning your experience

We tailor every event and party to suit each particular group, and we’ll work with the group organiser to create a package that suits your group numbers, experience and interests. We can also help in recommending local accommodation, catering and transport.

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When you arrive

On arrival, you’ll be signed in and introduced to the smith who will talk through the course step-by-step and help you select which design you would like to make. We’ll discuss what you want to achieve for the day before providing you with protective equipment and a safety briefing.

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Firing up the forge

The forge will have been lit and heating up before you arrive, so it’s ready to go! You will get an introduction on how to control and maintain the fire of the forge to a forging heat.


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The Forging Process

Our booking team will help create your very own activity package!

Choose from our most popular activities:

  • Just For Fun Forging – choose from our list of three or five hour activities, for your group to have a go at making during the forging time with us.
  • Forge Your Own Knife
  • Decorative Sword – work together as a team to forge your very own sword together. This is an adrenaline-fuelled day for all and one of our most popular group activities. Impress your guests when it comes to cutting the wedding cake with your own hand forged bespoke sword!

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Photo Time

It’s great fun working alongside one another and crafting something unique! Once the forging is complete, it’s time to pose for those all-important photos at our wooden stage!

GUIDELINES FOR TAKING PART

Our experience day packages are physically demanding and have the potential for minor injury. Therefore, please seek advice from your doctor or our booking team if you’re unsure.

Be sure to dress accordingly, remembering that in the colder months it can get pretty chilly inside the workshop, despite the fires! Please wear long trousers and suitable footwear.

Make sure you follow the guidance on our website and what’s sent to you ahead of the event. And always listen to the instructions of our expert team on the day.

AVAILABILITY

The Forge is open all year round, seven days a week. Our online booking system will show you the availability in real time. Please be aware that weekends should be booked well in advance!

HOW BOOKING WORKS

Our online booking system is easy to use and allows you to choose a time and date that suits you. Once confirmed, you will receive an email with all the details you need, as well as an important form to complete.

HOW PRICING WORKS

This experience is designed for groups to share an experience together.

There are a number of possible experiences that you can take part in together as part of the group activity.

We have space for up to 25 guests!

Mini-bus parking is available.

25% deposit is due on booking with the remaining balance due 6 weeks prior to the experience day.

Please give us a call if you would like to create your booking over the phone and place a deposit with us to secure your date.

Reviews

Really enjoyed our visit to Oldfield Forge for my brother’s stag do

Great experience day that I’d highly recommend and with something cool to take home at the end of the day. The staff were fantastic and made for a really enjoyable […]

Great experience day that I’d highly recommend and with something cool to take home at the end of the day. The staff were fantastic and made for a really enjoyable day.

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Google Review

Cannot recommend it enough

Ben and Theo led our stag do making a sword and knives. They were not only excellent teachers with good knowledge and manner but also top blokes. The whole group […]

Ben and Theo led our stag do making a sword and knives. They were not only excellent teachers with good knowledge and manner but also top blokes. The whole group had an absolute blast and they really made the day special.

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A flawless experience I will never forget!

The Perfect Blacksmithing experience! We went as a stag party of 4 and booked the sword-making experience and it was incredible! The team helps make your ideal sword, from real […]

The Perfect Blacksmithing experience! We went as a stag party of 4 and booked the sword-making experience and it was incredible! The team helps make your ideal sword, from real historical swords to swords from tv shows and films! A big shout out to Bob, Joe, Sam, and Theo, the guys were welcoming incredibly friendly, and funny and they even made the beginning safety announcements entertaining! They demonstrated the processes clearly and guided us through the experience, and at the end of the day, you really felt like one of the team. I couldn’t fault a single thing about the whole business. Thank you so much for an amazing day and I can’t wait to do it again!

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Trip Advisor Review

Absolutely fantastic experience.

Went for a stag do to forge a sword which we achieved through the hilarity and hard work. The team there are amazing, incredibly helpful, professional, and highly entertaining. I […]

Went for a stag do to forge a sword which we achieved through the hilarity and hard work. The team there are amazing, incredibly helpful, professional, and highly entertaining. I suggest everybody give them a go!

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Trip Advisor Review
Aaron “Tiny Aaron “

Aaron started by dabbling in farriery after getting bored at his old desk job and found out that he was pretty good at it. Even years later he doesn’t regret […] Aaron started by dabbling in farriery after getting bored at his old desk job and found out that he was pretty good at it. Even years later he doesn’t regret a thing. His favorite part about the job is being able to express himself artistically and smashing hot steel.

Joe “”

Joe is our Forge Manager. He has seen the business grow from a small workshop to what you see today! He has a degree in product design, but his passion […] Joe is our Forge Manager. He has seen the business grow from a small workshop to what you see today! He has a degree in product design, but his passion has always been history. Joe wanted to take the love of making things and his passion for history and smack them together… literally!

Ethan “”

Ethan came to Oldfield Forge on a hammer course and instantly fell in love with the craft. He originally trained in carpentry and is the youngest blacksmith on the team. […] Ethan came to Oldfield Forge on a hammer course and instantly fell in love with the craft. He originally trained in carpentry and is the youngest blacksmith on the team. Ethan enjoys all aspects of the trade and wouldn’t consider going back. His favorite course to teach is the knife-making experience.

Eve “”

Eve is relatively new to blacksmithing, but fell in love with it on the first hammer swing! She originally trained as an artistic welder and caster in Florida and loved […] Eve is relatively new to blacksmithing, but fell in love with it on the first hammer swing! She originally trained as an artistic welder and caster in Florida and loved making art that she can’t break with her own clumsiness.