Harts Barn Cookery School

Group Activities

As well as our Cookery Classes we are able to accommodate groups wanting a more bespoke experience and can cater to your requirements. Whether you are a group of friends, families, individuals or couples, 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.

Here are just a few ideas:


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 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.

Bespoke Cookery Activities – Catering for groups of friends or families, birthday treats, hen parties or personal cookery lessons. Any lesson can be taught!

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 with a craft activity, we have packages to suit all ages.

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! See HERE for information on our Hire a Chef service.

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.