Courses and Events

We're 40 years old!

2016 marked 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 2016/17 with a year full of events for all ages. Come and join us - we'd love to see you! Book and pay online below.

Spring busy bees - children's baking and making (1)

April 2017

Wednesday 5th

9:30am - 1:00pm

Celebrate spring with the Bore Place bees! Enjoy a fun packed, bee themed morning at Bore...

Arts and crafts, Children's events, Cooking, Easter, Nature

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Children's Easter eats and a feast of treats (1)

April 2017

Thursday 6th

9:30am - 1:00pm

Enjoy some Easter chocolatey fun! Make some cute Easter bunny buns and chocolate eggs, then enjoy...

Children's events, Cooking, Easter, Farm

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Organic cow cookies and sketching (2)

April 2017

Tuesday 11th

9:30am - 1:00pm

Easter holiday fun in the kitchen and on the farm! Make delicious, fun cow cookies then meet our...

Arts and crafts, Children's events, Cooking, Easter, Farm

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Spring busy bees - children's baking and making (2)

April 2017

Wednesday 12th

9:30am - 1:00pm

Celebrate spring with the Bore Place bees! Enjoy a fun packed, bee themed morning at Bore...

Arts and crafts, Children's events, Cooking, Easter, Nature

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Willow garden structures at the Green Wood Workshop (1)

April 2017

Wednesday 12th

9:30am - 4:30pm

Enjoy a day making functional, beautiful willow garden structures. Join tutor John Waller and learn...

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

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Children's Easter eats and a feast of treats (2)

April 2017

Thursday 13th

9:30am - 1:00pm

Enjoy some Easter chocolatey fun! Make some cute Easter bunny buns and chocolate eggs, then enjoy...

Children's events, Cooking, Easter, Farm

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Introductory green wood day at the Green Wood Workshop

April 2017

Saturday 22nd

9:30am - 4:30pm

A great introduction to Green Woodwork Complete your first project on a pole lathe and/or shaving...

Adult's events, Green Wood Workshop, Woodwork

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Organic hogget butchery - a one day introductory course

April 2017

Saturday 22nd

9:30am - 4:00pm

An introductory one day course on how to butcher, process and cook a hogget carcass A lamb becomes...

Adult's events, Cooking

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Organic pork butchery - 1 day introductory course

April 2017

Sunday 23rd

9:30am - 4:00pm

An introductory 1 day course on how to butcher, process and cook a pig carcass For this course, we...

Adult's events, Cooking

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Dawn chorus and moth breakfast

April 2017

Saturday 29th

5:15am - 8:00am

Get up with the lark and join us for a wander through our beautiful woods to experience spring song...

Adult's events, Children's events, Nature

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Backyard bees

May 2017

Saturday 6th

9:30am - 4:00pm

Join John Shepherd, Bore Place tutor and smallholder, for an introduction to beekeeping. This...

Adult's events, Backyard, Bees

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Saturday club for 8 - 17 year olds with additional needs in May (1)

May 2017

Saturday 13th

10:00am - 2:30pm

Bore Place holiday and Saturday club for young people with additional needs Supported by Kent...

Additional needs, Children's events

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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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