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.
Kids Summer Activities
Take part in our kids metal safari quiz here at the British Ironwork Centre, collect your quiz sheet from our showroom to take part!
All winners get a special prize and certificate!
Only £3 per child.
Available for the rest of the Summer Holidays.
Quiz sheets are available from the showroom tills.
Safari Buggy Tours
Hire one of our golf buggies to travel around the safari tour 1.6km route.
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.
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)