How To Dye Naturally

Join our expert woodland haberdasher and try your hand at natural dyeing.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Experience the forest through the vibrant colours made from wild plants. In a fun and friendly atmosphere learn how to correctly identify and collect plants from around the forest for natural dyes. Dye a selection of wool, calico and silk testers to see the difference between vegetable and animal fibres and the unique colours produced. Get to grips with mordants and methodologies as well as more in depth dyeing questions.

All materials included. Tea and coffee included'


Event ticket prices
  • Adult £95.00
    How TO Dye Naturally
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Hatfield Forest


Admission free

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.

The basics

Booking details
Call 03442491895
Please allow 10 minutes to drive from entrance gate to event location
This is an adult event 16+ years
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
The Hub next to the shell house car park in the lake area
What to bring and wear
Comfortable clothes and sturdy footwear that you don't mind getting messy
This event is suitable for wheel chair access with prior notice A tramper vehicle is available with prior booking
Parking charge £8 for non National Trust members


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
31 August 2020 10:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Grant Macpherson
Call 07866036055

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Sat 14 Mar 2020
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