Harts Barn Cookery School

Group Activities

As well as our Cookery Classes we are able to accommodate groups wanting a bespoke experience at the cookery school and can cater to your requirements throughout. Whether you are a group of friends, a family or a couple, whether you are here on holiday, for work, as part of a tour or are local, our cookery school provides an excellent location for a variety of activities. We put on many parties, including those for hens & stags, corporate events, birthday parties and more. You can choose from some of our packages or we can create a completely bespoke event for you.

Here are just a few ideas:


Bespoke Cookery Activities – Catering for groups of friends or families, birthday treats, hen parties or personal cookery lessons. Any lesson can be taught! Pick a cuisine and let us do the rest. Cook and Dine is popular, enjoy lunch or dinner after your experience with all of your creations in our dining room with licensed bar.

Back to Basics – Discover bread making techniques of ancient times. Be hands on, knead your dough and bake in a beautiful wood-fired oven overlooking the Forest of Dean.

Kids and Teens – Kids and teen activities during half term and school holidays – see our Classes for Kids.

Cook and Craft Activities – Combine a cooking experience with a craft activity, we have packages to suit all ages. Mosaic making, glass painting and more.

Ready Steady Cook Challenge – Fancy a competitive cookery experience? Our challenges see teams or individuals given ingredients and a challenge to make tasty dishes (with our assistance). Work together or work against each other, the choice is yours!

Seasonal Foraging – Follow the seasons and discover what nature can provide for your plate from the humble nettle, the majestic chestnut tree, abundant wild garlic, woodland mushrooms or the bounty of the autumn hedgerow – a true taste of nature that can be incorporated into your everyday meals.

Simple Survival Skills – Learn how to spend a day in the woods without a mobile phone! Learn to identify animal tracks, build a shelter, detect water, light a fire and cook outdoors. You will learn new skills and gain an unforgettable insight into nature and how to re-connect with your environment. Finish with a wonderful ‘Taste of the Forest’ meal in the cookery school.

Staying in self-catering? Why not dine in and Hire A Chef for a night. Tapas, Indian, Moroccan, Chinese, Cocktails and Canapes… the choice is yours! The Forest of Dean is a great place to spend the holidays, with so much to see and do. At Harts Barn Cookery School we can cater to your requirements and provide a really special experience for your group, party or cooking desires!

Contact us for more details.