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Learn British Crafts at Blackthorpe Barn

Discover some of the UK's best artists and crafts makers this autumn and winter at Blackthorpe Barn

Each weekend from 9th November and for five weekends thereafter, head to Blackthorpe Barn and discover the absolute best of our country’s talented artist and skilled crafts makers as they showcase their individually hand-crafted items! 

The barn is brimming with 100% British items all beautifully created by the exhibitors themselves, this is strict criteria for the crafts makers and that’s why visiting Blackthorpe Barn delivers such a unique experience. It really is the ultimate craft experience, with turned and crafted wooden creations, textile and knitwear garments, artworks and landscapes, ceramics and figurines, metal sculptures, leather goods, contemporary and textured jewellery and so much more. Many exhibitors change each weekend so there are new inspirations for each visit!

Blackthorpe Barn is a vast thatched sixteenth century timber framed barn which forms the centrepiece of a complex of traditional farm buildings set in ancient meadows down an avenue of historic oak and lime trees. 

Week 1 - Sat 9th & Sun 10th November 2019

Week 2 - Sat 16th & Sun 17th November

Week 3 - Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November 

Week 4 - Sat 30th November & Sunday 1st December

Week 5 - Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th December

Week 6 - Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th December 

Open from 10am – 5pm (after 4pm its free)

Adults £3, Senior Citizens £2, Children/Students free, Season tickets £10
(no credit/debit cards at entrance desk)
Please note: British Crafts entrance tickets can be bought with credit/debit cards in the Country Christmas Shop.

Christmas at Blackthorpe Barn

The craft weekends run alongside the popular 'Christmas at Blackthorpe Barn.' The Country Christmas Shop sells a range of festive fayre including award winning Rougham Estate Christmas trees and hosts a range of workshops, talks, walks and a magical Santa's Grotto. You can indulge in the delightful cafe too, which is open daily for the duration of the festival, offering light lunches, cakes, tea, coffee, mulled wine and so much more. 


Blackthorpe Barn has masses of free car parking, within walking distance of the building and it is so easy to reach by car. Located less than a mile from Junction 45 of the A14, but hidden by both woods and meadows, the barn offers the perfect combination of easy access and a sense of remoteness. Set the sat nav to IP30 9HZ and you will be directed to the end of the avenue. What could be easier?

Why not make Blackthorpe Barn part of your family's build up to Christmas?

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