Things To Do Whilst Here
Here at the British Ironwork Centre, there are plenty of things to do, and lots to see! Please see below a list of the fun activities that are available at the centre, including
Eating & Drinking
Eat, drink and dine in our beautiful Forge Café. The café is open daily, serving a selection of home-made lasagne, fish and chips, stews, hot pies, sandwiches, crusty baguettes, salads, and quiches and of course, a selection of delicious homemade cakes, scones and pastries - You can also book afternoon tea or cream teas prior to your visit.
The Sculpture Park
For those who enjoy walking and sculpture, we are home to an array of handmade sculptures and exhibits. Not only are we the UK's largest metal safari park with over 100 sculptures on display, we also have a fabulous collection of art for you to explore, these are all exhibited throughout the 90-acre grounds, from the Knife Angel to galloping horses, the Iron
Guardian and Spoon Gorilla, they are breathtaking and must be seen to witness the craftsmanship and beauty within each piece. The current display includes;
The famous National Monument, the Knife Angel, made from over 100,000 knives and weapons taken from the UK streets, the national monument and current campaign 'Save a Life, Surrender your Knife,' is currently available to view and an ideal opportunity to learn more about this campaign of interest and its continued efforts in ending this heinous crime. The spoon Gorilla is also available to view, made from 40,000 spoons was designed in collaboration with Uri Gellar.
And if that wasn’t enough, here at the Centre we have two fabulous indoor showrooms, with an eclectic array of wonderful and fascinating items crafted from beautiful metals and materials, from a wide range of quirky homeware furnishings and accessories, interesting cookware to ironmongery, fine jewellery, everlasting flower sculptures and other metal handicrafts you won’t find elsewhere. Within the Showrooms you will find various artist's displaying their work for you to shop and browse, all of which cannot be found on the high street, handcrafted and intricately designed to add a real statement to your home and garden.
See below for our visitor's map, these are available throughout the site, to help navigate the walking tours around the sculpture park and Safari.
Throughout the year, we host and run a number of exciting activities for the little ones whilst you visit us here at the Centre. From our summer metal safari quiz, seasonal activities, and dedicated children’s events all the way to our on-site play area, the fun truly never ends! We aim to always have a dedicated children’s activity here to keep a variety of ages entertained throughout their visit. We also host a number of annual events specifically designed for children including our Easter Grotto, Halloween Spooktacular and Santa’s Grotto.
Our on-site play area is always open (weather permitting) and features a variety of safe and approved climbing frames, slides and tunnels for your children to enjoy. In the summer, we open our sandpit where children are invited to sift through the sand for hidden treasures whilst building sand sculptures. Our metal sculpture park is the perfect place for children to explore and learn more about our Earth’s beautiful wildlife. For the younger ones, we even have an entourage of Little Tykes cars, tractors and diggers ready to be ‘driven’ across the grounds.
Whether your child loves an energy-filled afternoon or enjoys the quieter moments of life, our kid’s activities are designed to keep them all entertained throughout every month of year. To find out more about what activities are on at the moment, please visit our ‘What’s On’ page here.
Safari Buggy Tours
Hire one of our Safari Buggy’s and explore the safari, an approximate 1.6km route here at the Centre, seating up to 4 people
The Safari Buggie Tour route can be viewed here.
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You can book one of our golf buggies by clicking on the 'book now' button below, or by visiting our showroom.
Please note that buggy hire is not available during winter months due to the adverse weather conditions. Buggy hire is open from April to October.
Here at the centre, we offer a number of unique and exclusive experience workshops to impress and entertain. From creating a horseshoe to a piece of stunning and unique jewellery, we have a number of different skills for you try out.
Each demonstration is carefully conducted by one of our resident metalwork artists, each keenly skilled and extremely knowledgeable in their fields.
Wigglers Children's Activities
Wigglers offer children's craft activities and workshops.
Their activities allow children to enjoy making something as an individual or in a group, you can watch your child get creative, learn something new, and most importantly have a treasured memory to take away with them. Crafts activities are suitable for all ages and all budgets.
Also, book a birthday party, let us do the rest.
For more information call in for a chat or ring on 07807943453.
Wednesday - 10am - 5pm
Wednesday - 10am - 5pm
Thursday - 10am - 5pm
Friday - 10am - 5pm
Saturday- 10am - 5pm
Sunday - 10am - 5pm
10am - 11:30am pre-school fun £6 per session per child to include free children's drink and snack. (booking required)
Afterschool session 3:45pm - 5pm £6 per child session to include free drink and snack. (booking required)