Rag rug drop-in workshops

Learn how to make beautiful creations out of material with artist Deborah Hastings.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

Local artist Deborah Hastings will be showing how to make beautiful creations from recycled scraps of material. Find out the basics for free or make one of her fun designs to take home such as a Bee, Ladybird, Green Turtle, Red Squirrel, Hedgehog or one of her many coloured sari-silk corsages with a bit of bling (£3 each - cash only)


Event ticket prices
  • All £3.00
View admission charges
Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.80 £11.60
Child £6.40 £5.80
Family £31.90 £29.00
Family (1 adult) £19.20 £17.40
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.80
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.40

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

The basics

Suitable for families
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Look for boards on site advertising the location of the workshops
Accessible for all


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
18 February 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
27 May 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Arlington Court
Call 01271 850296

Upcoming events

Christmas Craft Fair

Sun 18 Nov 2018
Start your Christmas shopping early at our Christmas Craft Fair. Local stall holders will be selling all manner of items including jams, chutneys, jewellery, textile items, home furnishings, scarves, quilts, toys, cards, decorations, wood work...

Christmas at the court

Sat 24 Nov 2018
Join us and get in the festive mood this winter with a traditional Victorian Christmas.

Rag rug Christmas wreath workshop

Sat 01 Dec 2018
Make a recycled fabric wreath which can be used for years to come.

Christmas family crafts

Sat 01 Dec 2018
Have a go at making your own festive crafts to take home - inspired by a traditional Victorian Christmas at Arlington Court.

Christmas wreath making workshop

Sat 15 Dec 2018
Join us for a traditional Christmas wreath making workshop using natural materials from the garden.

Father Christmas

Sat 15 Dec 2018
Father Christmas is coming to visit Arlington Court!