Make your own washbag – 3 hour sewing workshop

Date: 15th July 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn

Do you want to improve your existing sewing skills and take things to the next level? Are you afraid of sewing the dreaded zipper and need a little helping hand? If so this intermediate wash bag making workshop is just what you need! 

In this three hour experience you’ll learn how to make a beautiful and functional Japanese design wax canvas washbag, complete with outer pockets, waterproof lining and a zip closure. Once you’ve completed the workshop you’ll be able to take your wash bag home to use (or gift to a lucky loved one!).

You’ll be provided with all the materials along with detailed step by step instructions on how to sew your bag. I will guide you through the whole process, providing plenty of tips and tricks on sewing techniques for future projects. All fabric, interfacing, zippers and lining fabric will be provided, along with a variety of thread colours. You are also welcome to bring your own outer fabric if you prefer to make your washbag truly unique to you!

Sewing machines and all accessories will also be provided, so all you need to do is turn up! If you would ​prefer to bring your own sewing machine then please advise us at the time of booking.

You will learn:

  • General sewing techniques
  • Edge stitching
  • Sewing a zipper
  • Boxing corners
  • Achieving a professional finish
  • Making a gorgeous wash bag for all your toiletries

This sewing workshop is ideal if you've had some general sewing experience in the past but need some guidance to learn new techniques. Great for challenging yourself and building the confidence to tackle more difficult projects!

Parking for this event is at the Barn, BS36 1SE.Tea & coffee will be provided on arrival and is included in your ticket price.
The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

Summer Family Craft Sessions

Date: 22nd August 2024
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn

Join us at 10am or 1pm for some family friendly summer inspired crafts! 
Recommended for ages 5-11 years (approx) Ticket price is per child.

These workshops will be held in our beautiful main barn so there is plenty of space to move around, get creative but do remember some layers if it's a chilly day!

A responsible adult will need to remain at the barn with the child / children attending. Under 18s must be accompanied at all times whilst on our site.

Refreshments will be available. Cash and card payments accepted.

Parking is free, but limited at The Barn, BS36 1SE.

We have an accessible toilet and baby changing facilities on site. 

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

ZOOM TALK: The Piers of Weston-super-Mare

Date: 6th August 2024
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Online

This ticket is to view the talk online over Zoom. Please buy one ticket per device. The viewing link will be sent out at least 1 hour before the start time. 

We are delighted to welcome back Carole Darling to The Barn for another fascinating talk, this time about The Piers of Weston-super-Mare.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

Talk: The Piers of Weston-super-Mare

Date: 6th August 2024
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn

We are delighted to welcome back Carole Darling to The Barn for another fascinating talk, this time about The Piers of Weston-super-Mare.

Refreshments available on arrival and during interval. Cash and card payments accepted.

Free parking on site. Parking for this event will be at the Barn, BS36 1SE.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

Make a silver ring or bangle workshop

Date: 7th August 2024
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn - Byre workshops

Make your own ring or bangle in silver during this summer workshop. 
Spend 2.5 hours under the expert guidance of our on-site, professional jeweller, Aimee, in her cosy studio creating your own personalised jewellery.
Using jewellers piercing saws, hammers, soldering and a selection of finishing techniques you can create a personalised ring or bangle for yourself or as a beautiful gift.

Please advise at the time of booking if you would like to make a ring or a bangle.
You can contact Aimee in advance of the workshop to discuss any specific ideas / designs if you wish. This can be very helpful so that she can ensure she has the relevant materials available, where possible.

All equipment and materials will be supplied.

  • Long hair must be tied back
  • Closed shoes must be worn
  • No loose clothes or scarves must be worn
  • This is a adult event of 16+ 

Parking for this event is at The Barn and the workshop will take place in Aimee's studio which is located in our Byre workshops. The Byre workshops are located behind the main barn (as you are facing it from the car park) and are signposted once you are on The Barn's site.

About the host
Aimee Winstone is a jeweller based in Bristol. Outside of running expert jewellery making workshops, you’ll find Aimee in her studio creating original designs running her successful business making commission based fine jewellery in silver gold and platinum.
You can find Aimee on social media via @aimeewinstonejewellery or check out the original creations via Aimee’s Gallery www.aimeewinstone.com.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

Bat Walk with drink & nibbles

Date: 20th August 2024
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn

Join us for an evening guided walk (around 1.5 hrs) with naturalist Ed Drewitt followed by a drink and nibbles at the Barn.Dusk in late summer is a great time for looking for bats such as pipistrelles feeding along the local pathways and nature reserve. Ed will be on hand with a bat detector to 'hear' the bats echolocating. We'll also be listening for any birdsong in a dusk chorus and perhaps the hoot of a tawny owl as sunset approaches.

Ed Drewitt is no stranger to wildlife and over the past 20 years has been showing people flora and fauna and helping them to spot and identify different species. Ed is a freelance naturalist and works across the west showing people wildlife. He is based in the Forest of Dean which he shares with wild board, deer and many different types of birds.

What to bring: outdoor footwear, suitable outdoor clothing , binoculars (not essential as it will be dusk).

You will set off from the Barn at 8pm for an hour and a half walk, followed by a drink from the bar and nibbles. 

The drink from the bar is your choice of a juice carton, tea, coffee, small glass of wine, beer or cider (alcoholic options are strictly for over 18s only). We operate a challenge 25 policy, so please bring ID with you if you will be selecting an alcoholic option.

£20 per person, including a drink and nibbles. Please inform of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.
Recommended for ages 12+

Please note parking for this event is at the Barn, BS36 1SE
The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

Adults Mosaic Workshop

Date: 8th August 2024
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn

Join us for a two and a half hour mosaic workshop session, where you will learn the basics of mosaic and create your very own unique mosaic artwork. 

Participants will select and arrange tiles into their unique design before setting these in place with adhesive. 
Three Little Birds will bring a variety of mosaics and samples to serve as inspiration and guidance. 

You will have full access to a wide range of ceramic and glass mosaic tiles, tile cutters and any board or dish of your choosing. These include a range of wooden shaped boards, terracotta dishes or mirrors.
Three Little Birds will then take the mosaics away to grout and seal in their workshop and return them to The Barn for collection.

Tea & coffee on arrival are included in your ticket.
Free parking is available at The Barn.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

Family Mosaic Workshop

Date: 8th August 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn

Join us for a two hour mosaic workshop session, where you will learn the basics of mosaic and create your very own unique mosaic artwork. 
This session is suitable for adults and children (5 years +)/ young people to take part in together. Each ticket holder will create their own mosaic masterpiece.

Participants will select and arrange tiles into their unique design before setting these in place with adhesive. 
Three Little Birds will bring a variety of mosaics and samples to serve as inspiration and guidance. 

You will have full access to a wide range of pre-cut tiles and any board or dish of your choosing. These include a range of fun wooden shaped boards or small terracotta trinket dishes. There should be enough time for grouting, but in any incidences that there is not, Three Little Birds will take the mosaics away to grout and seal in their workshop and return them to The Barn for later collection.

Tea, coffee & squash on arrival are included in your ticket.
Free parking is available at The Barn.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

The Little Mermaid

Date: 21st July 2024
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn

Family friendly theatre.

IKP's unmistakable brand of "delightfully daft" family theatre is back in The Barn for another adventure for all ages.
Escape under the sea with The Little Mermaid for a huge European adventure to find freedom, truth and love!

Recommended age 5+ but all welcome.

Parking is free and will be at The Barn (BS36 1SE). Space is limited so please follow the instructions from our parking stewards on arrival.
There is plenty of bicycle parking and space for drop off / pick ups at The Barn if you are able to arrange this.
Please do not park along church lane as this obstructs the road for other users and emergency vehicles.

We have toilets on site, including a fully accessible toilet and baby changing facilities.

The Barn Bar will also be open serving a small selection of drinks and snacks. Cash and card payments are accepted.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

ZOOM TALK: The story of our barn: medieval to modern

Date: 11th July 2024
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Online

This ticket is to view the talk online over Zoom. Please buy one ticket per device. The viewing link will be sent out at least 1 hour before the start time. 

Join our Community Events Coordinator, Ceara, to find out about the turbulent 1400s and what was happening in England, and to the people here, as The Barn was being built.Hear the fascinating story of how this historic site was almost lost, how and why it was saved, and how it is used today.
Who was Thomas De Bradeston and why did he build Winterbourne Medieval Barn?
How was it built? 
Why was it so important then and now?
What are the links between The Barn and St. Michael’s Church?

Come and find out the answers to these questions and more at this talk about the history of this amazing heritage site: from medieval to modern!Includes a talk on the history of The Barn (past & present), interesting features pointed out and discussed plus plenty of time for questions with our friendly volunteers.

About your speaker: Ceara has been a member of the team here at The Barn for 2.5 years. As a local resident she has grown up loving this beautiful site and had attended many events here before she was in charge of planning them! Since joining as the Community Events Coordinator Ceara has become even more interested in the history of our unique heritage site and, after answering many questions about The Barn from the public, has complied this presentation, with input from many of our longest standing volunteers, to help share it’s story.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.