Join Ian Varley from Rustic Carpentry for a morning or afternoon in the woods at Bradgate Park carving your very own hazel walking staff.

Taking place in our brand new Woodland Workshop area at Hunt's Hill, this is an opportunity to slow down and reconnect with nature, learning an ancient craft in a beautiful woodland setting. Each session will be led by an expert in green woodworking, and at the end of the 1.5 hour long session, you will have your very own hazel walking staff!


£28 per attendee.


We have three sessions available. Choose from:

  • 10am-11.30am
  • 12.00pm-1.30pm


This event is designed for adults, but is suitable for children aged 8+. Please note: children under the age of 18 must have an accompanying adult attending the session with them.

Meeting point

The session will take place in our Woodland Workshop space, accessible from the Hunt's Hill car park. Please meet Ian by the pay machine at the Hunt's Hill car park.


The session will take place in a woodland, and the terrain is uneven. Sessions will go ahead unless extreme weather is forecast. Please contact the Estate Office on 0116 236 2713 if you have any queries relating to accessibility.


Please park at Hunt's Hill car park. Parking is not included within your ticket. Please click here for parking tariffs.

Please note:

  • This is an outdoor session which will go ahead in all weather conditions, except in the case of extreme weather that threatens the safety of our staff and visitors.
  • Ian will be instructing you how to stay safe while carving the staff, but your safety and the safety of your dependents is your responsibility at all times throughout the duration of the session.
  • We are unable to make refunds for this session, except in the circumstance of the session being cancelled due to extreme weather conditions. 

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Book a place

Ticket Quantity Price
Staff Workshop 10am 3-11-24

Staff Workshop 10am 3-11-24

Decrease Increase £28.00
Staff Workshop 12pm 2-11-24

Staff Workshop 12pm 2-11-24

Decrease Increase £28.00