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“With the festive period fast approaching, there’s nothing better than finding Christmas crafts classes near me.”

 We’re willing to be that nothing says Christmas more than our Christmas crafts classes!

When the nights start to draw in, all thoughts turn to Christmas, and we don’t know about you, but there are few things better than spending some time crafting. So, take some time out for yourself before the big holiday rush, and join Clare Workman for a workshop filled with more Christmas spirit than you can shake a cracker at! 

Get into the holiday spirit and join us at Gartmore House for a festive filled few days with our Christmas crafts classes. 

Opt for either a weekend or 5-night stay and immerse yourself in all things Christmassy whilst making lovely decorative items to embellish your home.

Everything for the course is included so all you need to do is relax and put your feet up! During the holiday you will learn an array of skills including: flower arranging, cracker making, simple tin-work, wire-work and simple stitching with felt.

We will be making innovative decorative door wreaths and table centre pieces and creative Christmas crackers plus an array of other simple yet stylish decorations. We will focus on being festively environmentally friendly, and having a lot of fun recycling, reusing and repurposing whilst creating really lovely Christmas memories. New and varied projects are added every year to keep the celebrations fresh.

To see pictures of the course please visit our gallery

Dates 2021

Two night holidays
Our 2-night Christmas crafts holidays run Friday to Sunday and start from £399 per person.
The above is based on single occupancy. A £100 per person discount is applied for art, craft and activity guests on a shared occupancy basis.
December 3rd to 5th 2021


Five night holidays
Our 5-night Christmas crafts holiday run Sunday t o Friday and start from £849 per person.
The above is based on single occupancy. A £100 per person discount is applied for art, craft and activity guests on a shared occupancy basis.
December 5th to 10th 2021

If you’re coming on one of our holidays and would like to bring a friend, partner, or member of your family who doesn’t want to do one of our courses, then we have you (and them!) covered. Accompanying guests can enjoy full board catering and shared accommodation with you. Please add them on at the checkout stage.

How to book
To book online, please click on your preferred date above.
For any questions or to book direct please call 01877 382 991 or email mail@gartmorehouse.com
If you have any questions, you may like to take a look at our 
FAQs but if you have any further queries, please contact our team directly.

TERMS & CONDITIONS OF BOOKING
To confirm your holiday:
A non-refundable 25% deposit is required to secure your booking.

Payment of your holiday:
The balance of your payment must be received no later than 3 months (90 days) prior to the commencement of your holiday. In the case of non-payment, we reserve the right to cancel your booking and any cancellation fees will apply.

If you cancel your booking:
All deposits are non-refundable. Should you need to cancel your booking up to 3 months (90 days) prior to the commencement date, we will refund any monies paid, less your deposit. If you cancel less than 3 months (90 days) prior to the commencement date, no refund will be given.
We do advise you to take out holiday insurance for this reason.

2-night course
Friday
Check in is from 4pm where you will receive a warm welcome from our team.
Once you are unpacked and settled, we invite you to enjoy some tea or coffee and home baking in the lounge where you can relax after your journey.
If you have never been on a holiday like this before, we understand how anxious you may be. That’s why, come 6pm, everyone will gather in the lounge for the Welcome Talk and Meet & Greet, giving you the chance to meet both your fellow guests and your tutor before the start of the course on Saturday. Your tutor will talk you through what to expect from the weekend, discuss what you would like to achieve during your stay, and answer any questions you may have. 
From there, dinner is served at 6:30pm in the downstairs dining room.

Saturday 
Tuition runs from 10am to 4pm. Enjoy a mid-morning and mid-afternoon tea and coffee break with home baking so you can relax and have a natter with your fellow guests about everything you’ve been up to so far. All meals are served in the dining room. Evening tea and coffee is available in the lounge at 9pm.

Sunday 
Rooms need to be vacated by 10am. Spend the rest of the day indulging in your art or craft and enjoying tea, coffee and home baking mid-morning and mid-afternoon. Depart at 4pm.

5-night course
Sunday
Check in is from 4pm where you will receive a warm welcome from our team.
Once you are unpacked and settled, we invite you to enjoy some tea or coffee and home baking in the lounge where you can relax after your journey.
If you have never been on a holiday like this before, we understand how anxious you may be. That’s why, come 6pm, everyone will gather in the lounge for the Welcome Talk and Meet & Greet, giving you the chance to meet both your fellow guests and your tutor before the start of the course on Monday. Your tutor will talk you through what to expect from the week, discuss what you would like to achieve during your stay, and answer any questions you may have. 
From there, dinner is served at 6:30pm in the downstairs dining room.

Monday to Thursday*
Throughout the week, tuition runs from 10am to 4pm with regular breaks for tea and coffee so you can relax and have a natter with your fellow guests about everything you’ve been up to so far.
All your meals are served in the dining room.
Evening tea and coffee is available in the lounge at 9pm.

*Wednesday
After a few days of working hard on your craft, you may like to take a break and head out to explore a little bit of the local area with a scenic sail across Loch Katrine. If you would prefer to stay in the house, then you are free to pursue your craft at your leisure but please note that your tutor will not be on hand for tuition on the Wednesday afternoon.

Friday
Check out by 10am

What’s Included

  • Specialist tuition from Clare Workman
  • All materials required for the course
  • Full board catering
  • En-suite accommodation
  • Complimentary afternoon trip to Loch Katrine (5 night course only)
  • Complimentary transfers from Stirling train station are available on the arrival and departure days (pick-up from the station at 15:30, departs Gartmore House at 10:00 for 5-night breaks, and 16:00 for 2-night breaks).

 

All materials will be provided but you may wish to bring small gifts or chocolates to include in your crackers. 

Guests will need to bring their own secateurs and gloves for the floral arrangements.

Tutor – Clare Workman
Your tutor Clare Workman is a professional textile artist with training and experience in a wide range of textile arts and crafts. Her aim for every holiday is to make sure all crafters leave with a smile and unique successful projects. She strives to create happy memories of a friendly and relaxed yet creative and productive holiday.

Clare also tutors our patchwork and quilting holidays and millinery holidays. 

Reviews from previous Christmas crafts guests:

  • ‘Thoroughly enjoyed the weekend of Xmas crafts. Everyone and everything was great!’ – Jennifer, Christmas Crafts Holiday
  • ‘Could have done with another day or two! Simply brilliant’ – Guest, Christmas Craft Holiday

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