Adult Workshops

Creative workshops

Throughout the year we hold workshops for adults; these are seasonally sensitive and based on materials and ingredients that are naturally available at different times of year.

Adult workshop willow wreaths people laughing

Willow Wreaths

In this workshop, you start by creating a woven willow base, before using natural materials to create rustic, woodland wreaths, in the stunning surroundings of Deepdale Woods.

At Christmas, this activity is warmed by the fire and festive refreshments.

Willow Stars

In this workshop, Bright Woods staff lead you step-by-step through the activity of weaving a willow star, after which you are able to add foraged materials and decorations to customize your star and make it unique. The session takes place around a campfire, in the stunning surroundings of Deepdale Woods. At Christmas, participants are warmed by mulled drinks, teas, and coffees with accompanying festive treats.

Special Events

Murder Mystery Evenings

We hold regular Murder Mystery evenings in our woodland, in partnership with the great team at Tall Tales Mysteries. You arrive onsite at dusk but as the evening goes on the woodland site is plunged into darkness, until it is just lit by atmospheric fire and candle light.

People come back time and again to join us in the woods where you can choose to participate as a suspect or a detective, either way it is a great night out.

You are are actively encouraged to bring a picnic and your favourite tipple for a night of laughter and riddles to solve.


‘‘We won the murder mystery! It was a fabulous night, well organised & super environment!.’’
~ V. Vickers, Participant at the Murder Mystery Evening

‘‘A fantastic evening for adults at “Murder in the Woods”. A whodunit experience in an amazing setting, with a fabulous script, I loved taking part, I’m looking forward to the “Bright Woods Chainsaw Massacre.” Kind Regards Iza Wrapp.’’
~ C. Pratt, Participant at the Murder Mystery Evening

‘‘Gemma, Louise and of course Honia are such passionate ladies! They are FAB-U-LOUS . We had a great time making our Christmas garland-despite the terrible rain ! … Well done everyone x.’’
~ K, Thompson, Participant at Willow Wreath Making