What’s on this summer…

Looking to plan some fun family friendly activities this summer? Look no further! Oldfield Forge offers various workshops suitable for all ages and abilities.

The forge is located on a working farm in rural Garway, the perfect location to learn a new skill and enjoy some quality time with loved ones. Not travelling abroad this summer, and looking for a unique staycation to get away from the daily grind? Herefordshire is known for being the home of blacksmithing & real cider, experience both with our blacksmithing and cider tasting package! Why not book a pizza axe making course to really make a statement at your next pizza night?
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Family Experience Days

BBQ tool making

Test the water and make something functional to use back at home on the BBQ or campfire.



£78.00 per person


An exciting chance to learn and practice a number of blacksmithing techniques over 5 hours of fun

£105.00 per person

Decorative sword making

Work together to forge a unique sword, adding your own flair and style!



£420.00 per group


Discover the fundamentals of traditional knife making and make sparks fly in our rural Herefordshire forge 


£185.00 per person

forging & cider tasting

Create your very own bottle opener to complement your subsequent tour and tasting experience at Westons Cider.


£102.00 per person

Pizza Axe making

Dare to be different and impress your friends by having your own hand forged pizza cutting axe!


£232.00 per pair / person

Family day out

Looking for some quality family time in the countryside learning a new skill with your loved ones, why not book a decorative sword making activity & design your own family sword together.

On holiday

Visiting Herefordshire and looking for a unique experience and the opportunity to learn a new skill why not book a day of blacksmithing & local cider tasting at Weston’s cider.


Don’t wait for your own next adventure! Off the beaten track, under the radar, we have our family forge ‘Oldfield Forge Experience Days.

Children’s activities

Teaching children new skills builds so much confidence so why not book a ‘just for fun’ experience day, to keep them entertained over the summer holidays.


The experience

stag party reviews

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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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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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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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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.

The Finer Details

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.


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.

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