Assington Mill

Assington Mill
Stoke by Nayland
United Kingdom
CO10 5LZ


£85-95 inc. home-made lunch

Assington Mill

Short courses at Assington Mill
We run an eclectic mix of over 70 different short rural skills and crafts courses throughout the year. The courses, which include beekeeping for beginners, hen keeping, story telling, upholstery and a wealth of others (see below) – are held in East Anglia’s first straw bale building, on a small 70-acre farm in one of Suffolk’s beautiful secret valleys, which is managed as a private nature reserve. Included in the programme are home-made lunches, biscuits and cakes, with food either grown on our own allotment, or sourced locally, and organic where possible. We specialise in gluten-free food.

So whatever you’re looking for you are bound to find something new of interest at Assington Mill. Book a course with us soon!

Please click ‘Visit Website’ for details and booking information.

Some of the range of courses on offer:

  • A novel in a day
  • Archery
  • Badgers
  • Beekeeping for beginners
  • Bike maintenance
  • Book restoration
  • Bread-making
  • Bricklaying for amateurs
  • Calligraphy
  • Cane & rush chair seating
  • Cat psychology
  • Celtic drawing
  • Cheese-making from goat’s milk
  • Chainsawing for amateurs
  • Christmas wreath-making
  • Clay oven building
  • Clean cakes
  • Coracle making
  • Crochet for beginners/improvers
  • Cyder making
  • Dog psychology
  • Dowsing
  • Falconry
  • Felt-making
  • Fly fishing
  • Foraging & cooking
  • Fruit tree pruning
  • Goat husbandry
  • Goat cheese-making, hands on
  • Hands on the hive
  • Hedgelaying
  • Hen keeping for beginners
  • Jams, jellies & cordials
  • Knitting for beginners, and returners
  • Landscape painting
  • Medieval gold manuscript illumination
  • Metal detecting
  • Mindfulness
  • Natural skin care
  • Needle felting
  • Novel in a day
  • Plumbing DIY
  • Mosaic
  • Pig-keeping – introduction
  • Rush-weaving
  • Scythes, use and maintenance
  • Sheep husbandry for smallholders
  • Sign-writing
  • Silver clay jewellery
  • Soap & cosmetics from honey & beeswax
  • Stained glass
  • Steam-bending timber
  • Storytelling
  • Taxidermy
  • Tortoises
  • Ukelele – learn to play in a day
  • Upholstery
  • Why does my cat …?
  • Why does my dog …?
  • Wild game butchery
  • Wild medicine
  • Willow fencing
  • Willow plant supports

For more local information, please see Sudbury Guide

Additional Features

  • Disabled Access
  • Learn a New Skill!
  • Unique Experience!
  • Suitable for Adults only
  • Wheelchair access ground floor only
  • Well behaved dogs allowed
  • Gift Vouchers Available
  • Parking on site
  • Come on your own!
  • Fun for individuals as well as groups
  • Meet New People & Make New Friends!
  • Courses in a range of subjects
  • Day Courses for all standards
  • Gift Vouchers Available

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