About Craft Workshops

Come and discover the art of a traditional craft, perhaps for pure pleasure or to satisfy your creative aspirations. Take part in our in-person workshops at Blackthorpe Barn, where learning a new craft is a perfect stress-relieving remedy. Led by skilled and artistic professionals, each workshop offers a delightful and relaxing learning experience in our rural Suffolk setting.

The craft workshops at Blackthorpe Barn take place in the Meadow Room, a short walk from Roots Café (see the Ground Plan). Most workshops include all the materials needed, but some may ask you to bring some items with you.

Specific details of the individual workshops currently on offer can be found in the links below. Some workshops are for adults only and others are designed for you to work with one of your children, aged 8-16, where you work together – please check the details for each workshop.

There is plenty of free parking at the Barn (the car parks stay open beyond café closing time when events are held). Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided during the workshop, but if you are staying over lunch, you are welcome to bring a packed lunch with you or visit the Roots Café on-site, which serves light lunches. If a lunch is included in your workshop, this will be clarified in the details.

We are working on adding workshops for the autumn now, so come back to this page again to see what’s new. Any problems with booking or other queries please contact us.


Refunds and Cancellations

If you need to cancel a workshop
If you are unable to attend your booked workshop and notify us at least 7 full days in advance of the workshop date, we can offer a refund or a transfer to the same workshop on an alternative date, providing there are places available or a course is planned for the future.
If cancellation is within 7 full days of your workshop unfortunately we are unable to offer a refund. We do appreciate that sometimes unforeseen circumstances may mean that you can’t attend so we are happy for you to send along a friend to take your place. We will need their name and contact details prior to the workshop.

Our right to cancel a workshop
All our workshops have a minimum attendance level and may be cancelled if too few bookings are received. We reserve the right to cancel or postpone workshops at any time. Should we need to cancel a workshop, we will give you as much notice as possible of the cancellation. You will receive a full refund or, if you prefer, a transfer to an alternative available course, space permitting. Unfortunately, we cannot accept any liability for travel or other costs.

Where to find the Meadow Room

Address: Meadow Room,
Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham,
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
SatNav: IP30 9HZ
What3Words: newly.sofas.debating
View Ground Plan

There is plenty of free parking available.

Accessible parking is available near the entrance to the Café/Shop area.

Please Note: The car park closes when the Roots Café closes and the entrance gates are locked after this time.


All our workshops take place in the Meadow Room at Blackthorpe Barn.
Blackthorpe Barn is situated just south of Junction 45 of the A14, three miles east of Bury St Edmunds, in the village of Rougham.
Look out for the entrance gates to a long tree-lined avenue at the White House junction, with the Barn on the right of the avenue.
Blackthorpe Barn’s black and white signs direct visitors from local roads.

The Meadow Room can be found behind the old thatched Barn and behind Roots Café.
What3Words for the Meadow Room: players.overgrown.grabs


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