Woodwork for Kids (and their grown-ups): Build a Bug Hotel

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Broad Lane, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS5 3BP


Leeds Inspired

Woodwork for Kids (and their grown-ups): Build a Bug Hotel

10th August 2022 - 17th August 2022

We’re delighted to be able to offer this opportunity for children and adults to learn together, in a safe, supported environment. Taught in groups of no more than 6 children, with their accompanying guardians, participants will learn the basic skills to make an item together, to take home and treasure. The session will teach children how to use basic tools safely, how to plan and construct with wood, as well as techniques for finishing their project to improve its appearance and make it weather-proof. The course will be led by Tom Lister, an experienced carpenter and woodwork tutor at the fully fitted Hollybush workshop, and all materials are inclusive. All equipment and material will be provided. Course are taught in a well ventilated space, so please dress for the time of year! Note on the safety of children attending: This is a woodwork course using real tools, which can be dangerous if not used correctly. All children participating on the course must be supervised by an accompanying adult, but we are happy for an adult to supervise more than one child, at their discretion, if they feel they are able to so this safely. We recommend the minimum age for attending the course is 8 years old, though we recognise that the development (and concentration!) of children can vary a great deal, so please do feel free to contact us to discuss if this course would be suitable for your child to participate in safely. About us: Hollybush is a Conservation Centre in Kirkstall that has been working with the local community for over 40 years to offer volunteering opportunities and adult learning. The site has its own community café, serving drinks and cakes and hot & cold food (all vegetarian & vegan). Participants on the course will receive a 20% discount on purchases from the café on the day. How to find us: Hollybush is a former farmhouse located on Broad Lane in Kirkstall, at the junction with Bridge Road (B6157). Please consider the environmental impact of your visit to Hollybush and walk, cycle or use public transport if possible. Bike storage is available, but please bring your own lock! We are a two-minute walk from bus stops at the Bridge Shopping Centre (numbers 91 and 49) and Kirkstall Morrisons/Kirkstall Road (numbers 33,34,35 and 508). We are a ten-minute walk from Headingley Train Station. We have limited parking on site reserved for blue badge holders and those with limited mobility. Other visitors travelling by car have the kind permission of Morrison’s to park at the far end of their carpark, a short walk from Hollybush. There is also a very small public carpark off Whyther Lane, by the canal.

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Wednesday 10th August 2022 - 10:00am

Wednesday 10th August 2022 - 01:00pm

Wednesday 17th August 2022 - 10:00am

Wednesday 17th August 2022 - 01:00pm