Bath Workshops For A Short Break in Bath
1 January 2020

Pledging to learn a new skill or two is a common New Year’s resolution. With a short break in Bath, you could combine fulfilling that New Year’s resolution with a relaxing weekend away. These are just a few of the upcoming workshops which might be of interest to those who love to learn.


Arts and Crafts


The Makery in Bath is one of the best places to go if you like to be creative. Not only is it a charming independent business with a great range of haberdashery items, but it also hosts a good number of workshops throughout the year. These range from learning how to make a pair of pyjama bottoms, all the way through to the more unusual workshops such as brush calligraphy and screen printing.


Some of the upcoming Bath workshops from The Makery are:


Make A Patchwork Cushion – Saturday January 11th, 10:30am – 1:30pm

Make Roman Blinds – Saturday January 19th, 11am – 2pm

Hand Lettering Calligraphy – Sunday February 2nd, 10am - 12:30pm





The Bertinet Bakery is a firm favourite bakery of ours. As well as making delicious breads, cakes and pastries to buy from the bakery itself on New Bond Street, they also have a cookery school – The Bertinet Kitchen, which offers relaxed and fun cookery courses throughout the year. In previous years the school has won the South West Tourism Award for Best Tourism Experience.

The courses on offer cover the likes of baking speciality breads, croissants and pastries, to making sauces and improving your knife skills. They’re not cheap, but they’re well worth the money.


Upcoming courses from The Bertinet Kitchen include:


Speciality Baking: Classic Cakes with Marianne Stewart – Thursday 17thJanuary

Pastry Masterclass with Richard Bertinet – Thursday January 23rd

An Introduction to Bread Making with Richard Bertinet – Friday January 24th





Flowers of Bath creates beautiful floral centrepieces and bouquets, among other floral things! They also sometimes run evening workshops which are small in size, well stocked with tea and cake, and big on personal touches.


The next courses are on Tuesday January 21st, and on Wednesday February 19th, and both are on the theme of hand-tied bouquets. The workshop covers how to pick and arrange fresh blooms, how to gift wrap your bouquets, and how to creating aqua packs to keep the bouquets looking fresh. A lovely way to spend an evening, each workshop begins at 6pm and lasts for approximately an hour and a half.


These are just a few of the Bath workshops that you could look into going to while visiting the city. We’ll have details of more workshops which might be of interest to those who love to learn in future blog posts.


Hope to see you soon, and wish you all a happy New Year,

The Dukes Team