Adult Learners, if you love what we do and would be interested in developing your own skills, why not come along to an EKO Fundamental Skills Workshop (it has FUN in the title after all!) held in the stunning surroundings of Weston Park.

Although we have been running outdoor learning CPD sessions for teachers for many years we have decided to extend our offer and invite all adult learners, teachers and/or parents to come and learn practical, creative  skills that can be shared with family, friends or by those working in youth groups or schools.

Our 2-hour outdoor small group workshops will offer you some well-being time and respite and provide an opportunity to try something new, or improve at something you enjoy. We will show you how to create something impressive to take home step by step, safely and carefully, as well as bringing in risk assessments and curriculum links, where appropriate.

The cost includes day entrance to Weston Park, so do arrive early or stay on afterwards to fully enjoy the garden and grounds, as well as all resources and campfire snacks and refreshments.

Up Coming Events
  • Tuesday 10th May 2022 – Willow Heart Workshop  – 1.30-3.30pm – £30

You will be learning all the necessary skills to make a traditional willow heart using buff willow, which will be prepared beforehand. We will show you, one step at a time, how to turn the straight rods into your own decorative willow heart which you can then hang proudly in your home as well as sharing your new skills with others.

  • Friday 24th June 2022 – Sharp Tools Workshop – 1.30-3.30pm – £30

At this workshop you will learn how to use a variety of sharp tools effectively and safely as well as having a go at a variety of fire lighting techniques. You will take home your very own whittled ferro rod  – excellent for lighting your campfires and bbqs over the summer – and have a new skill to share!

This workshop will take place outside in the beautiful grounds of Weston Park sat around our very own fire pit which we will use to melt the pewter ready for casting. Using a variety of small natural objects you will be shown how to make moulds from clay and/or sand which you will then use to make a pewter cast.