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Arts and craft courses

Art and craft courses, credit Daniel WildeyArt and craft courses, credit Daniel Wildey

We run an exciting programme of arts and craft courses and workshops each year in the gallery. We also hold talks, and other events at various times of the year. For more information and bookings, please call the Inspired by… gallery on 01439 772737 or go to our EventBrite page where online booking is available.

A 10% discount is offered on up to four workshops in a calendar year for our Inspired by... gallery Supporters (excluding Art History Day Schools with the WEA).

All of our events and workshops have Covid-19 mitigation measures in place, with smaller class sizes, which make for an enjoyable and relaxed experience.

Details of our 2021 programme will follow soon.

Countdown to Christmas: The Moors National Park Centre (5 December - 3 January 2021)

Head to The Moors National Park Centre for all your Christmas essentials. Relax and browse the range of special gifts, decorations and festive food & drink, it’s the perfect place to do a spot of Christmas shopping.

In the Inspired by… gallery, an incredible range of craft products will be available from 15 talented artisans, as part of Brigantia’s Box of Delights exhibition, which opens on 2 December and runs through to 24 January 2021; perfect for presents and made with Christmas in mind.

Artisans will be showcasing their work while a delectable selection of Christmas treats will be available from our food hall in the Studio gallery, championing our passionate local suppliers. Our shop will also have many tempting items, including seasonal food, books and a wide range of environmentally sourced products.

When you need a rest from all the hustle and bustle, why not visit Park Life Café, and enjoy a festive treat or two to revive your spirits!

Family fun

Drop-in between 10.30am and 3pm and join the adventures of Merry Mouse and the Missing Christmas Tree Baubles (for ages 3-7) or the Elven Adventure - Seeking the Christmas Magic (for age 7 and upwards), two magical story trails through the grounds of The Moors National Park Centre.

Follow the signs to pick up your adventure trail map (£5 per trail, including an adventure book and handmade 'Merry Mouse'). The trails are running daily (except Christmas Eve/Day).

Santa will also be making a special virtual appearance directly from his workshop at the North Pole (5/6 and 12/13 December from 10.30am to 3.30pm). Booking essential (£3 per child, includes gift of a small Christmas tree).

Entry is free and The Moors National Park Centre will be open from 10.30am to 4.00pm from 2 December. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.