The Somerset Bodgers

Bodgers

Tucked in a corner of the upper courtyard at Home Farm is the home of the Somerset Bodgers, a group of skilled craftspeople who offer courses and workshops in this historic craft.

The Somerset Bodgers are a local group affiliated to the National Association of Pole Lathe Turners and Green Woodworkers. Their aim is to promote green woodworking and keep alive ancient skills.

You can usually spot them in their home in the upper courtyard of Home Farm on Mondays and Fridays, between 10am - 3pm, but you might spot them on other days of the week when they are working on comissions or running courses. 

Dick, saw-chaining a lump of yew tree which was transformed into the Poet's woodland chair.
A man wearing a a checked shirt, green work overalls and an orange safety helmet and goggles, saw chaining a lump of yew tree wood, he
Dick, saw-chaining a lump of yew tree which was transformed into the Poet's woodland chair.

The bodgers use timber harvested from across the National Trust's Bristol sites, and so regularly have interesting pieces of wood for sale, or can use to create a specially comissioned item. 

There are also regular woodworking courses, from spoon carving to making your own chair. These are a great opportunity to learn a new skill, or a unique gift. 

Upcoming events

Make a stool or coffee table 2019 - Sorry, sold out.

Sun 15 Dec 2019
10:00-16:00
Under the expert guidance of the Somerset Bodgers you can create your own stool or coffee table.

Christmas wreath making workshops

Sun 15 Dec 2019
10:30-12:30
Front door in need of some Christmas cheer? Join us at Tyntesfield for a festive wreath making workshop in the Sawmill with hot drinks and mince pies.

House tickets: 9 - 15 December

Sun 15 Dec 2019
11:00-12:00
Step back in time to a Victorian Christmas in the house at Tyntesfield. Not the week you're looking for? We're releasing tickets to the house weekly, so please check back if you are looking for dates later in the season.

Christmas carriage rides (14 - 23 Dec)

Sun 15 Dec 2019
11:15-11:30
As part of our very Victorian Christmas, you can catch a festive ride with a small group in a Victorian horse-drawn carriage.

TYNTEtots Christmas Special: Cinderella (sorry, sold out)

Mon 16 Dec 2019
10:00-11:45
We invite tots and their grown ups to join us this December for our very special Cinderella themed edition of Tyntetots.

House tickets: 16-22 December

Mon 16 Dec 2019
11:00-12:00
Step back in time to a Victorian Christmas in the house at Tyntesfield. Not the week you're looking for? We're releasing tickets to the house weekly, so please check back if you are looking for dates later in the season.