FAQS & Terms

We have provided lots of information about our experience days below.
After checking the FAQ, if your question is not answered, please get in touch.

What should I wear?

A t-shirt (with a jumper in winter) is preferred, no flammable tops such as lycra are allowed to be worn. Jeans or trousers are recommended to be worn. No vests or crop-tops where skin is exposed is advised. No loose cuffs or torn clothing are to be worn, as these can act as a snagging hazard. Shorts or skirts are also not permitted. Overalls can be worn, however, leather aprons are preferred and provided.

If you have steel toe capped boots or supportive footwear then this is preferred.  For examples; trainers, ankle boots, walking boots. Open toe shoes or trousers tucked into boots are not allowed.

We do ask for long hair must be tied back and to remove rings, watches or bracelets in the workshop as these pose a snagging hazard.

Health & safety guidance

Do I need my own protective equipment?

Your personal protective equipment is provided on arrival. Please do not feel you have to buy this for your visit. However, if you do have your own at home and prefer to bring this with you, then you are more than welcome too.

Do you offer accomodation?

We have built good relationships with surrounding campsites, B&B’s and hotels. Here is a list of our recommended accommodation options when visiting The Forge:




Group Accommodation

Here is what you can find nearby.

Can I bring pets?

We do not allow any pets on site. We will refuse entry to anyone who brings their dog to wait in the car whilst they take their experience. We are sorry for the inconvenience but we are not able to accommodate any animals on our site.

No refunds will be given in this case.

This applies all year round, as we are also a working sheep farm and aim to allow the sheep to be able to graze peacefully.

This is not only due to health and safety, but our friendly forge dogs do not like to share their home or attention!

Is the site wheelchair accessible?

The forge site is partially wheelchair friendly, however, if you work with our team, we can try and cater for your requirements. We do apologise if on occasion if we are unable to cater for your requirements. Please contact our booking team if you have any further questions.

Can disabled people attend forging experiences?

Yes, of course, nobody is excluded from our packages! We do recommend you speak directly to our office to run over your visit to ensure we are fully equipped for you on your visit.

Can I just come and watch?

The simple and quick answer is yes! We love welcoming family and friends to the forge to share the experience in any way they can. We have our woodlands area, showroom and viewing area for you to capture the experience too.

Please do tag us on social media with any action shots taken on camera!

Check out our woodlands page to find out more about our onsite facilities.

What do I need to do before visiting?

Once you have booked your date with us, we have put together a checklist for you for those essentials items before your time with us.

  • Online Waiver Form – The link to this can be found in your confirmation email
  • Guidance on what to wear
  • Lunch arrangements
  • Nearby attractions 
  • Bring a camera!

What can I make during the ‘just for fun’ or couple packages?

As you would imagine, the longer you have in the forge, the more you can look to achieve! We have so many options for you to choose from during our three or five-hour packages.

Here are some ideas, how adventurous do you feel?!


  • Selection of hooks
  • Fire poker
  • Candlestick
  • Bottle opener
  • Pen holder
  • Key ring
  • Letter opener
  • Cheese Knife
  • Toasting fork
  • Rose – between two people
  • Garden snail


  • Rose – for one person
  • Poker
  • Dragonfly (garden ornament)
  • Hanging basket bracket
  • Boot Scraper
  • Doorknocker
  • Candlestick
  • Wall sconce for candle
  • Pen holder
  • Herb chopper
  • Paper / Viking knife
  • Fire tools
  • Butchers hooks
  • Arrowhead
  • Spearhead
  • Cloak pin

Here is some more information

What kind of attractions are in the local area?

Oldfield Forge is situated 10 miles from Hereford, 9 miles from Ross-on-Wye, 9miles from Monmouth and 11miles from Abergavenny. So, enjoy the beauty of our surroundings, whether you’re looking for a couples break away or group event, family holiday or a day out, Oldfield Forge Experience Day’s has put together a local tourist pack for our local area.


Our local Towns are Hereford, Ross-on-wye & Monmouthshire and they all offer good shopping options.

Local Attractions

Local Restaurants

  • The Garway Moon Inn
  • The Kilpeck Inn
  • The New Inn
  • The Bell At Skenfiths
  • The Bridge At Kentchurch
  • The Royal – Ross on Wye