EXPERIENCES : PLEASE click on "wHAT'S ON" at THE bottom of OUR home PAGE FOR details of CURRENT residential retreats and on-line presentations / WORKSHOPS.

We offer a range of 'Experiences' to make your holiday extra special and whether you want to learn a new skill or simply spend quality time with friends or family we are sure you'll find something to suit you. We aim to be very flexible and arrange sessions according to your timings. You can try just one workshop session or be adventurous and do something different every day.

Note that some may not be available due to current covid situation


  • Silk Painting & Silk Scarf Painting
  • Cyanotype workshop (solar photographic)
  • Mini-Weaving
  • Glass Painting
  • Watercolour painting (beginners)
  • Mosaics
  • Wellbeing Through Nature Walks
  • King Arthur Grail Trails

See below for more details and prices or call us on 01559 395437. Prices range from £20-£40 per person and include materials.

  • Pottery 'Throwing on the wheel'- 2 hours:
    Get messy and creative with our brilliant and highly experienced resident master potter. These workshops are enormously popular and can be arranged to fit in with your holiday plans. We have 3 throwing wheels in our on-site pottery. Prices: 1 person £50, 2 or 3 people £35 each. Extra charge to have your pottery glazed, fired and posted on to you.
  • Drawing - 2 hours workshop: The love of drawing : 'to be free and not mind'. An unusual approach to drawing. It's not the end result, but the process of being with, and the conversation between yourself and what you witness. It's discovering marks you never thought you might make. For any ability. Pencils and paper will be provided. Per person price: 1-2 £25 each, 3-4 £22.50 each, 5-6 £20 each.
  • Silk Painting - 3 hours/full day: Painting on silk is a delicate technique producing colourful results. It is interesting to see how the paint flows; see how to contain it within a 'gupta' outline or create a textured effect by adding salt. Within the first 3 hours there will be an opportunity to experiment with the materials and then select a pre-printed card blank to paint your own silk card. For those who wish to extend their skills, silk scarves can be purchased to paint in the afternoon. Per person price for each 3 hour session: 1-2 £25 each, 3-4 £22.50 each, 5-6 £20 each.
  • Cyanotype workshop (Solar Photography)- 3 hours: Cyanotype is a curious photographic technique where a light sensitive solution is applied to paper, fabric etc. Once dry, objects such as flowers, foliage or negatives are placed on top - which prevents the light reaching the surface beneath. The prepared surface is then exposed to the sun or other form of ultra-violet light. Once exposed, the print is washed in plain water and the white image is revealed on a blue background. Using a coloured background can give different colours. The workshop will use pre-prepared surfaces and provide an opportunity to create images to make card or bookmarks. Suitable for any ages and no previous skill is needed. Per person price for each 3 hour session: 1-2 £25 each, 3-4 £22.50 each, 5-6 £20 each.
  • Mini-Weaving workshop: Come along and enjoy this relaxing workshop using innovative approaches to explore textures and textiles. You will use threads with an array of bright colours, textures and yarns which are interwoven amongst other recycled materials to create various shapes and patterns, to produce pictures or decorate objects. There will be an opportunity to experiment with a number of different ideas and forms during the course of the session. Suitable for all ages. Per person price: 1-2 £25 each, 3-4 £22.50 each, 5-6 £20 each.
  • Glass Painting workshops: Glass painting is a lovely relaxing craft workshop that anyone can do. Choose from our range of glasses, vases and tumblers and discover your artistic side by painting and decorating your own piece to take home with you. Per person price for each 3 hour session 1-2 £25 each, 3-4 £22.50 each, 5-6 £20 each.
  • Watercolour Painting (beginners): Who doesn't want to have a go at Watercolor Painting? This is a beginners level workshop where you can learn the basics either indoors or outside in the beautiful Waunifor gardens where you will feel inspired by nature's amazing designs. Take away your new found skill and practice at home in your own garden or home. Per person price: 1-2 people £25 each, 3-4 £22.50 each, 5-6 £20 each.

  • Wellbeing Through Nature Walks
    Relax and unwind and get close to nature on one of our guided ‘Wellbeing through Nature’ walks. Deepen your connection with the planet by truly discovering the energies of the natural worlds on either ‘A Country Walk with a difference’, ‘Up with the Sun’, ‘Mellowness of Dusk’ or ‘Discover the different types of healing in the landscapes around us’. Prices: 1 person £20, 2 or more £10 each
  • King Arthur Grail Trail
    The area around Waunifor is steeped in history and mysticism and has many sites connected to the wizard Merlin and the King Arthur legends. Enjoy a fascinating and enlightening Talk and Slideshow with local expert, Martin Pilkington, and then take away the ‘Grail Trail’ book to discover these amazing sites for yourselves. £20 per adult which includes the Grail Trail Book and Waunifor Guide Book and a list of local places to visit.



"Beautiful cottage, perfect for our family holiday of 6 adults and 4 children. Great facilities for children including a play area and play cabin. The Longhouse is very cosy and the Waunifor complex is peaceful." James Family, The Longhouse
"We came here in 2010 and it is still absolutely lovely. The cottage was perfect for our needs, so peaceful with lovely walks nearby. The community shop at Capel Dewi was handy and also we enjoyed the art exhibition (only during the last week of August) and were overwhelmed with all the creativity. Family staying in Stable Cottage, 2018

Contact Us

Address: Waunifor, Maesycrugiau

Nr Pencader, SA39 9LX

Tel: 01559 395 437 (answerphone outside office hours)