Grand Days Out at Whistlebare

(2 customer reviews)

Grand Days Out for 2022 have not yet been confirmed .

Until then why not consider one of our Knitting Day Retreats.

A Grand Day Out.

We are delighted to invite you to join us, and one of our brilliant guest tutors for a Grand Day out at Whistlebare. These days are all about learning a new skill, as well as, of course, visiting the farm, lashings of cake, yarn and lots of lovely knitting time.

In the last few years at Whistlebare we have converted a barn next to the farmhouse into a beautiful new hall, with views across the fields down to Holy Island and the sea.  We are very excited that in  2021 Maddie Harvey has agreed to come and be part of our Grand Days Out and very much hope that you will want to join us too.

We are very proud of our livestock husbandry and the environmental care we take of our land and we know that our customers care about this too.  So, as well as learning exciting new skills with our guest tutors we are offering to show you all around Whistlebare and introduce you to our goats, sheep, pigs and chickens.

We will also feed you regularly on home baked cake with cups of tea and coffee. Lunch is also home made and is from local produce. All diets can be catered for but please let us know in advance.

We have had a number of enquiries about getting to Whistlebare and it is true we are in a very rural area.  We are however, close to the main East Coast Line. Our local station is Berwick-Upon-Tweed which is 40 minutes from both Newcastle and Edinburgh stations and we are going to provide a bus service from and to Berwick station. Please let us know if you are interested in travelling by Whistlebare Bus!

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For information about what to do and where to stay in Northumberland read our blog post on visiting Northumberland

If you would prefer a relaxing day knitting and visiting animals with likeminded folk then please see our ‘Day Retreats

Places are available on our Day Retreats.
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Included in the day are

  • Knitting workshop with guest tutor and two skeins of Whistlebare Yarn.
  • Morning coffee/tea and cake.
  • Home cooked lunch of soup, bread and local cheese.
  • Afternoon coffee/tea with yes, more cake!
  • Meeting the livestock and easy farm walk.
  • 10% discount on any purchase made on the day.

We really hope that you will visit us for a Grand Day Out as we can’t wait to show off our beautiful animals in amazing Northumberland and even learn a few new knitting skills ourselves!

Maddie Harvey

Maddie is a freelance designer and knitting teacher who creates bold and simple knitwear designs inspired by colour and geometry.

In the morning Maddie will be teaching a choose colour workshop, this is a playful class where we will experiment with colour and texture to create colourful working swatches.
This will be followed by a project workshop based on the wonderful Bamburgh Shawl Maddie has designed for us using a combination of our Yeavering Bell 4ply and our Cheviot Marsh 4 ply.

Lots of oddments of Yeavering Bell and Cheviot Marsh Yarn will be on hand for Maddie’s colour class and a full skein of Yeavering Bell and of Cheviot Marsh are included for your shawl.

Maddie will be joining us on Saturday 3rd July 2021.

2 reviews for Grand Days Out at Whistlebare

  1. margiandkev (verified owner)

    The ‘Grand Day Out’ met all of my expectations, and more! From the warm welcome, with coffee and cake, through meeting the goats, sheep and pigs, colour workshop, wonderful home cooked lunch, to knitting in good company guided by Maddie, it could not be faulted. Wonderful setting and ambience! Thank you to everyone who looked after us. Looking forward to my next visit.

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      Thank you so much Margaret we are very pleased that you enjoyed yourself and look forward to seeing you again soon.

  2. Diane White (verified owner)

    I had a wonderful day and I will be back!
    Karrie led a fantastic workshop, the food was excellent and the animals (and puppies) captivating.
    More of the same please.

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      Hi Diane, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted that you enjoyed yourself and hope to see you again soon! xx

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