Make a one leg stool 2018

New for 2018: you can create a one leg stool under the expert guidance of the Somerset Bodgers.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

On this brand new course for the Somerset Bodgers you can create a one leg stool as used by the charcoal burners of old.

You'll turn a leg on the lathe and fit it into a seat fashioned from local timber. A useful article for places where you want to sit without needing a full sized stool.

Please note that the workshop is suitable for ages 16+


Event ticket prices
  • All £60.00
    includes materials, use of tools and hot drinks
View admission charges


House, garden and estate
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £17.20 £15.60
Child £8.60 £7.80
Family £43.00 £39.00
One adult family £25.80 £23.40
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £14.60
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.90
Garden and estate only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.60 £9.60
Child £5.30 £4.80
Family £26.50 £24.00
One adult family £15.90 £14.40
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.50

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

Car park charge of £5.00 per vehicle, per day. Parking is free for National Trust members with a valid car sticker and membership card. Free parking with designated spaces for Blue Badge holders, coaches and motorcyles.

20% off voucher for café and shop for visitors arriving by bicycle or by public transport, available from the Ticket Office at Home Farm Visitor Centre.



The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
A booking fee is calculated as 5% of your purchase.
Suitable for 16 year olds and over
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Please meet in the upper courtyard of Home Farm, outside the Tickets and Information office.
What to bring and wear
Please wear suitable footwear and clothes for being outdoors. You will be working outdoors but undercover in the Somerset Bodgers workshop.
The workshop will require dexterity in using wood working tools. It will involve periods of sitting, being on your feet and kneeling. Please contact us with any accessibility questions.
Workshop size limited to 6 people. Please bring a packed lunch or our Cow Barn restaurant will also be open if you wish to purchase lunch at Tyntesfield. Hot drinks included.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
15 July 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Call 01275 461 900

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