Countryside Crafts Day 2018

Bring the family down to the farm for traditional craft demonstrations and with opportunities to join in.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

A fun day for all the family with traditional woodworking and countryside crafts including pole lathing, timber hewing and carving. Meet members of the Black Down estate team demonstrating their own country skills. Have a go making roof shingles, willow weaving, pencils and fencing products. Learn a new craft and chat to the team about life on the farm and work on the estate. Falconry displays, bats, reptiles and amphibians, refreshments and a bouncy castle, so come along and join in.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Swan Barn Farm


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 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.

The basics

Children welcome
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Please park in the car parks in Haslemere town and take a short walk to Swan Barn Farm along footpath.
What to bring and wear
Wear clothing appropriate to the weather.
There are some slopes and steps to access the farm. Disabled access via Collards Lane.
Rangers will be cooking up a storm with a barbeque from 12:00. Serving home reared Black down Beltie beef burgers and Veggie options. Have a question? Call Spike 01428 652359


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
28 July 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Spike Brokker
Call 01428 652359

Upcoming events

Countryside Crafts Day 2018

Sat 28 Jul 2018
Bring the family down to the farm for traditional craft demonstrations and with opportunities to join in.