Courses in the Cotswolds

There are some wonderful training courses available in this area of the Cotswolds so I thought I would pull together a few as a sample of what is available.

Little Soap School

The Little Soap School runs day courses in the art of making soap. There are a few different courses including soap making and an introduction to making natural creams and balms. We have had a couple of guests attending the soap making course and they came back with a box of all the gorgeously scented soaps they had made during the day and full of enthusiasm for what they could do with their newly learned skill. Based in Broadway.

School of Millinery

School of Millinery student’s work


Ever fancied trying hat making? Courses are for all levels from beginners and the experienced in the art of Traditional Couture Millinery. There are a selection of 2 and 3 day courses available throughout the year whether you want to try making a fascinator, tiara, beret, pillbox or tiny top hats, there is lots of choice. Based in Badsey, about 4 miles from Broadway.

Honeybourne Pottery

Honeybourne Pottery have a range of ceramics for sale but more importantly you can have a go yourself. You can try working with clay either on the potters’ wheel, model your own masterpiece at the table or ceramic painting. There are 75 minute potters’ wheel taster sessions which could be just the thing to see whether you have a hidden talent. Based in Honeybourne, about 2 miles from Broadway.

Drive a Steam Train

GWR March 2016

Every little boy’s dream used to be to drive a steam train. Now everyone who used to be a little boy (or girl) can live that dream at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway. You can choose to drive and fire a steam train or drive a diesel train, so for an experience you will remember this could be the one for you! How about as a gift for that special someone whilst you relax in the Brake Coach.

Apple Tree Bed and Breakfast is located in the village of Broadway in the Cotswolds. Contact us on 01386 853681 or visit for details and availability.

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