Craft brings the community together and Farnham is full of makers of all ages and abilities. With the school half term approaching you might be wondering how to fill your week. The good news is that with October Craft Month underway that there are many events to choose from.  From art trails to Halloween-themed activities to online workshops, there’s something for all ages and interests.

Find the full programme of October Craft Month events here

A round-up of family-friendly activities

Surrey Hills Arts presents Heathland Artworks at RSPB Farnham Heath with an inspirational FREE circular trail of 12 installations. Craft, design and fine art students the UCA have created pieces focused on the wildlife, the flora or the history. Suitable for all ages.
Surreyhillsarts.org/heathland-artworks-trail

Farnham Sculpture Park is sited within ten acres of woodland and features more than 600 ever-changing sculptures along a child-friendly two-mile trail. Admission is £10 (£5 concessions) thesculpturepark.com

Discover Farnham’s history and roots in craft at Farnham Museum.  Halloween craft sessions ‘Monster Mayhem’ are taking place during half term. Museumoffarnham.com

Farnham Library are hosting free online workshops on their Facebook page. The line-up for half term includes… 24 Oct Lego workshop, 27 Oct No-mess craft session, 29 Oct Super scientist workshop Facebook.com/surreylibrariesUK

Terra Cotta Trail from The Farnham Pottery. Suitable for all ages the tour includes a map, quiz sheet, binoculars to view distant artefacts and magnifying glasses for close study. Booking essential thefarnhampottery.co.uk £5 per group, young children must be accompanied by an adult. 28-31 Oct

Halloween themed activities at the Rural Living Museum from the 28-31 Oct. Spooky crafts and storytelling. Tickets must be booked in advance. Rural-life.org.uk

Take a stroll to the Herald Office on Lion and Lamb Yard to view the ‘Another Brick in the Wall’ community installation and visit the makers’ exhibition and pop up shop next door. making-matters.co.uk 10am-5pm, Wed-Sun.

Halloween cupcake decorating and Batik Art Making workshops are on the half-term line-up at Farnham Maltings £20 for 2-hour session, all materials provided Suitable for 6-12 year olds. farnhammaltings.com

Get out and about and track down the ten monsters that are hiding in Farnham’s shop windows! When you find the monster, zap the QR code and see what happens…. farnham.gov.uk

Farnham Town Council and the Farnham Maltings have worked together on promoting Farnham as England’s Craft Town since 2013, celebrating the immense range of craft activities that take place every year. Find the full programme of October Craft Month events here.

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