We’re more than just a blacksmith forge – we’re a day out to remember forever!
When you come to Oldfield Forge, you can enjoy a whole host of different experiences, inside and out of the forge! Our on-site facilities mean everybody
Whether it’s a family day out (kids as young as 7 can take part), a fun couples date day, or a larger group activity, there is something for everyone! You can even come and take part on your own for some ‘you’ time hammering metal!
We love it when you take pictures of your experience and so there are no restrictions here, in fact we encourage you to snap away! The only thing that we do ask is that you use our hashtag and of course, tag us too!
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Rules of the Road
To make sure you have the best time with us, here are a few things that you need to know before your visit:
- Be sure to read the information provided in your emails prior to arriving, making note of our clothing advice.
- Complete all of the health and safety forms sent out by email.
- Under 16-year-olds need to be accompanied by an adult.
- We do not allow camping on site, and our car park is not very large so we do not allow caravans or trailers.
- Sorry, no pets allowed, even if you plan on keeping your doggo in the car!
- Please only smoke in the designated area – we use a lot of gas!
What your day involves
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.
We will be here to meet you on arrival where we will get all of the boring (but essential) bits out of the way – Your health and safety forms. Please ensure you complete all the health & safety forms electronically online prior to your visit.
You will then meet your tutor who will talk you through your day and answer any questions you may have. They will take you to the workshop where you will be given safety glasses and aprons on request. This is where you’ll have a quick run through of health & safety procedures.
Lunch is around 12 noon – so, after a morning of happy forging, you can fill your grumbling tums and enjoy the rural surroundings of the forge. If your stay with us ends there we wish you a very safe journey home. If you are just starting, you can enjoy lunch before your afternoon of forging.
Then there’s only one thing left – Let the fun begin!
What can you make?
Blacksmithing is not as easy as it looks, so we have put together a list of pieces that we know can be designed and made within the ‘experience day’ time frames.
There is also scope for variation within the Knifemaking courses. Any variation in knife design will be discussed with one of our blacksmiths on-site before starting the course.
- Selection of hooks or nails
- Fire poker
- Bottle opener
- Pen holder
- Cheese Knife
- Herb chopper
- Toasting fork
- Rose – between two people
- Garden snail
- Towel rail
- Small cabinet handle
- Rose – for one person
- Dragonfly (garden ornament)
- Hanging basket bracket
- Boot Scraper
- Door knocker
- Wall sconce for candle
- Pen holder
- Herb chopper
- Spear Head
- Scroll / Viking knife
- Fire tools
- Utensil holder
- Chef’s Knife
- Bushcraft Knife
- Nakiri (Japenese Vegetable Cleaver)
- Meze Luna
- Draw Knife
- Reenactment-Safe Knife
- Bowie Knife