Courses and Events

We're 40 years old!

2016 marks the 40th year of the Commonwork Trust which was founded by Neil and Jenifer Wates after moving to Bore Place in 1976. We're celebrating with a year full of events for all ages. Come and join us - we'd love to see you! Book and pay online below.

Astronomy evening

October 2016

Saturday 8th

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Solar viewing and planets in the night sky... (photo: credit Malissa Pacheco,...

Adult's events, Astronomy, Children's events

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Baking bread (part 1)

October 2016

Saturday 15th

10:00am - 4:00pm

Learn to bake your own loaves... A beginner’s guide to making bread. Explore the science and...

Adult's events, Cooking

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Upcycle!

October 2016

Saturday 22nd

10:00am - 3:00pm

Get inspired to make something new from something old… Upcycle: "Upcycling or creative reuse...

Adult's events, Arts and crafts

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Pumpkin fun in October half term

October 2016

Tuesday 25th

10:00am - 1:00pm

See our organic pumpkins in the vegetable garden, then design and carve your own spooky 'Jack O...

Children's events, Cooking

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Apple day in October half term

October 2016

Wednesday 26th

10:00am - 1:00pm

It's all about apples today - baking, bobbing and tasting!

Children's events, Cooking

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Minibeasts and birds in October half term

October 2016

Thursday 27th

10:00am - 1:00pm

Help the local wildlife get ready for winter by making bird feeders and bug homes. Wrap up warm and...

Children's events, Arts and crafts

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Hedgelaying course at the Green Wood Workshop

November 2016

Saturday 5th - Sunday 6th

9:30am - 4:30pm

Learn hedgelaying techniques on this weekend course at Bore Place. The course is run by John...

Green Wood Workshop

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Bake bread (part 2)

November 2016

Saturday 12th

10:00am - 4:00pm

If you feel like spreading your wings and trying some different bakes... Take your baking one step...

Adult's events, Cooking

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Willow Christmas decorations at the Green Wood Workshop

November 2016

Saturday 26th

10:00am - 2:00pm

Ditch the plastic mass-produced christmas decorations - and make your own at Bore Place Angels,...

Adult's events, Arts and crafts, Children's events, Christmas, Green Wood Workshop

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Christmas cooking

November 2016

Wednesday 30th

10:00am - 4:00pm

Get into the spirit of Christmas with a day in the kitchen cooking festive treats to take...

Adult's events, Cooking, Christmas

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Festive wreath making

December 2016

Thursday 1st

10:00am - 1:30pm

Join us to make your own Christmas wreath this year Take inspiration from nature to create a...

Adult's events, Arts and crafts, Christmas

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Apple trees - winter pruning day at the Green Wood Workshop

January 2017

Saturday 28th

9:30am - 4:00pm

Learn how to restore and maintain trees, both apples and pears, that have “got away”....

Adult's events, Gardening, Green Wood Workshop

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How to find us

Bore Place, Bore Place Road, Chiddingstone, Nr Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7AR. 

Download directions by rail and road here (pdf)

By train: National Rail Enquiries

The nearest mainline stations are Sevenoaks or Tonbridge, both about 6 miles away. Edenbridge and Penshurst are also nearby.

By air: London Gatwick is the nearest airport (approx. 22 miles, c. 45 minutes by car)

Ample car parking on site.

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