Children's Crafting Workshops

At Birkhill House CIC boasts dynamic and inventive ways for children to explore their creative impulses and express themselves - with the focus on linking crafting to nature and using as many upcycled and reclaimed materials as possible.

Our animals are always a part of the crafting scene here, with a chance to meet the alpacas and cats after the creative work is done... and sometimes even while we're still crafting! In the summer, weather allowing, we sometimes set up our crafting tables right in the alpaca enclosure, and in the winter the cats find the cosy fire in the workshop irresistible...

Have a browse through our summer programme for children below. From weaving to cyanotype, stick painting to moth-inspired artworks - we have you covered!

Once you have booked your child/children in to workshops here, you will need to complete a consent form, which covers permission for your child to attend and participate, photography policy and Covid protocol. You will find this form, which can be completed online or printed out, as well as more information on our terms and conditions and photography policy here.

Art & Animal Sessions

Fridays 3-5pm

If you love art and you love animals, these are the essions for you. Come spend some time being creative in the Birkhill workshop space, learning a bunch of different techniques - from collage to printing, textile art to batik and everything in between. We will use some of Birkhill's resident animals as inspiration for creation and then we will take some time to visit them.

Bring along wellies and waterproofs if the sun is not shining. Snacks will be included and there is also a bursary to help towards travel costs.

The first block runs from 24th May to 28th June. Check back soon for more information on future blocks.

These sessions are made possible by a generous grant from the National Lottery Community Fund.

Ages 10+, booking necessary


Birkhill House

Earlston TD4 6AR

email & phone

07779 339 653