Orchard Blacksmith have introduced a new experience day, where you and 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 or office. This experience will show the working day of a blacksmith, with the help 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 one friend from one day up to four days. With this time you will be able to choose a simple design for a product which you would like to create. The day will start with showing you forging techniques which you will use, with this you will be shown how to forge safely so you and your friend will be able to enjoy the day. Andy and Mikey will 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 per person:

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

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

Silver – £320 per person:

Two day course where you have the opportunity to make:

  • Bird feeder stand  
  • Candle holder  
  • Hook rail        
  • Shelving brackets 

Gold – £480 per person:

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

  • Wall bracket 
  • Door knocker 
  • Bookends 
  • Trivet 

Platinum – £650 per person (prices 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 


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 or Sunday,  then please be advised prices may vary.