New For 2024

Rush and willow crafts

Rush and willow crafts

Family Friendly Pre Booking Required

A circular walk to and around one of the ponds to collect materials followed by a crafting session under shelter. The exact route will depend on; conditions on the day and capabilities of participants.



About the Activity Provider

Jon Tyler is an experienced practitioner of nature inspired outdoor activities and experiential learning. He provides an array of wildlife awareness, wild-craft, and wild-food activities both at Kelling heath and Woodhill Park.

Jon is a qualified bush-craft practitioner and member of the Institute of Outdoor Learning with 25 years of delivering exciting, engaging and inspiring outdoor experiences.

Rush and willow crafts

Try out some seasonal creative crafts using just natural materials a few tools and your bare hands. Explore the whole crafting process from harvesting materials to making traditional country craft objects from willow, twigs and rush stems.

Items will depend on time & materials available, but include: hoop & weave baskets + bridie crosses.


What will you learn on your activity?

How to make simple craft items using willow, sticks, rushes and other natural materials.

Find out more about out native plants / materials, their history and uses.

To develop confidence in own creative and artistic abilities.


Everyone is encouraged to take part in activities; there will be something of interest for all attending.

Some of the crafts take time, patience and a degree of dexterity making them unsuitable for younger children. There will also be sharp tools that are not suitable for children without supervision.


Book your activities before you arrive Book your activities with the Reception Team on 01263 588181

When available, you can book activities from 7 days before your arrival.


Meeting Point

Village Square

Suitable for

Suitable for adults & families with children aged 5 years and up.




1.45-2 hours