Workshops, Classes and Activities at The Village

Join in with our fantastic workshops, classes and activities; learn a new skill, start a new hobby or simply experience something new!

Baby Sensory WOW Centre

Enjoy hundreds of sensory development activities that are great fun for you and your little ones. Classes include fibre optic light shows, bubbles, bells, musical fun, baby signing, puppet shows and much more.

Contact on 07920 081178 or [email protected]     

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Colourful Bites

Book a sweet treat masterclass with expert baker, Hanane. You will not only leave with a box of your delicious creations, you will also take home new baking skills, knowledge and insights.

Contact on 07808 520402 or [email protected]

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Craft Arena

Using their large, dedicated workshop area, Craft Arena holds regular open days & workshops in needlework, sewing, mixed media, textile art and associated crafts. Their workshops are often hosted by guest tutors & specialists. They also hold classes in association with both Brother and Baby Lock and sell their products.

Contact on 01268 523780 or [email protected]   

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Dean Smith Art

Specially tutored to cater for all levels and abilities, all styles of painting are taught at Dean’s studio to help develop drawing and painting skills for all students, even the absolute beginner will be able to produce stunning paintings. Their experienced artists and teachers will guide their students through learning various mediums including oil, acrylics, watercolours, pencil and pastels.

Contact on 07730 611994

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Emma Fowler Hair and Education

This creative space for hairdressing education runs a range of colour courses, mainly for balayage (which is Emma’s specialism). The studio also offers private education days and guest artist days in cutting, bridal styles and other areas of hairdressing.

Contact on 07949 373446 or [email protected]     

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Escape Training

Escape Training offers a wide range of beauty and holistic courses and ITEC qualifications, recognised nationally and internationally. All courses are taught by highly experience tutors, focused on students achieving outstanding results.

Contact on 01268 285157 or [email protected]

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Essex Woodcrafts Training Centre

The experts at Essex Woodcrafts are committed to passing on their experience to fellow woodworkers, by offering hands-on scroll saw and CNC training classes and workshops. Put down the manuals and avoid the YouTube tutorials and instead learn how to correctly operate scroll saws and CNC Routers during one of their hands-on classes.

Contact on 01268 525808 or [email protected]     


First Class Bridge

There is bridge played at Barleylands every day from Monday to Saturday, catering for every level from complete beginners to the very highest echelon of bridge players. Most sessions are hosted, so you can just turn up and play without a partner. There are regular starter courses for complete beginners and a number of supervised bridge sessions for those wishing to go to the next level. First Class Bridge is now the 26th biggest club in the country.

Contact on 07973 925315 or [email protected]     

Graham Collins Art

Graham works from Dean Smith Art’s Studio teaching private and group art classes, creating commissions and selling his limited edition prints, greeting cards and gifts.

Contact on 07956 102998 or [email protected]

Peacock Pottery Barn

Creative fun for all! Join in with pottery painting, potters wheel sessions, parties & classes for all ages. The team also create beautiful ceramic gifts such as baby & toddler handprints & pet paw prints.

Contact on 01268 270892 or [email protected]

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Pinnacle Crafts

Catering for all levels, from beginner to the more advanced crafter, their lessons and demonstrations focus on paper crafting and parchment in a fun and friendly environment.

Contact on 01268 285585 or [email protected]

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Rainbow Music Tuition, Sales and Repairs

Music school offering tuition for all ages in guitar, piano, keyboard, violin, flute, saxophone & more! Starter instruments & accessories can be found in their shop & a re-string service is also available.

Contact on 01268 441099 or [email protected]     

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Toddler Sense WOW Centre

Enjoy hundreds of sensory development activities that are great fun for you and your little ones. Classes include fibre optic light shows, bubbles, bells, musical fun, baby signing, puppet shows and much more.

Contact on 07957 430693 or [email protected]

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Tylers Patch

Running classes in Patchwork Quilting and Lacemaking, the venue offers one off group sessions, perfect for events such as ‘hen nights’.  If you’re stuck for things to do, then their ‘Chat & Patch’ sessions  could be just what you need.

Contact on 07842 244147 or [email protected]   

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Weidman Glass

Caroline runs an extensive range of glass-working courses and classes throughout the year, which are suitable for both beginners and those more experienced in working with glass. The courses are sought-after, offering everyone the opportunity to learn new skills and make new friends in a highly supportive environment.

Contact on 07792 475085 or [email protected]   

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With Love, Milly Photography

Studio-based photographer with competitive prices & wonderful customer service, specialising in family portraiture, including maternity sessions, newborn shoots, cake smashes & pet portraits.

Contact on 07784 959033 or [email protected]   

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