Orchard Blacksmith have introduced a new experience day, where you and/or a friend will be able to leave your busy schedules behind and become a blacksmith for the day.

The day is yours to create bespoke art work for your home, office or garden. This experience will show the working day of a blacksmith, with the guidence of either Andy or Mikey Orchard. You will be able to learn simple forging techniques which have been used for centuries to help you to create unique pieces of ironwork.

The experience is for you and/or one friend from one day up to four days. With this time you will be able to choose from a selection of products which you would like to create. The course will start with showing you forging techniques which you will use throughout the course. With this you will be shown how to forge safely so you can enjoy the day. Andy and Mikey will also teach you about the history of blacksmithing and how it has evolved over time.

If you would like to find out more or book, then please contact us.


Courses we provide:

Bronze – £170 1 Person – £300 2 People

A one day course where you have the opportunity to make at least one of the following:

  • Fire poker
  • Bottle opener
  • Key ring(s)
  • Door stop  
  • Corkscrew    
  • Bathroom accessories (toilet roll holder etc)
  • Belt buckle
  • Simple candle holder          
  • Simple bird feeder stand


Silver – £320 1 Person – £580 2 People

Two day course where you have the opportunity to make:

  • Decorative bird feeder stand  
  • Decorative candle holder  
  • Hook rail        
  • Shelving brackets 


Gold – £480 1 Person – £ 860 2 People

A three day course where you have the opportunity to make: 

  • Decorative wall bracket 
  • Door knocker 
  • Bookends 
  • Trivet 


Platinum – £650 1 Person – £1140 2 People (price may vary according to design): 

A four day course where you have the opportunity to make:

  • Companion set for a fireplace 
  • Log basket 
  • Fire pit 
  • Side table 

Most of these products can be found on our ETSY site. Each design can be personalised, however prices and time may vary. 

If you have a specific item that you wish to make that does not appear on the list above, please do not hesitate to get in contact with the idea and we will get back to you. 


Prices for weekdays only and include all materials. If you prefer a Saturday, Sunday or bank holidays,  then please be advised that prices may vary.