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Taurus Crafts

A vibrant visitor centre where you can see a wide range of arts and crafts, enjoy local food & drink. Taurus Crafts is part of Camphill Village Trust Ltd

Attraction in or near Lydney


Taurus Crafts

Taurus Crafts is a vibrant visitor centre where you can see a wide range of arts and crafts. Throughout the year, there are opportunities to discover your own creativity, join a workshop including making, decorating and throwing your own pots, jewellery making, knitting, chocolate making, stone carving & puppet making.

As well as being the home to a fantastic range of artisan makers, we run 3 shops with a mixed ability team.

You can shop our curated range of fair trade, ethical and sustainable clothing from the comfort of your own home and help continue the work we do as a charity. As well as lovingly crafted homewares and beauty products from other Camphill Village Trust communities. To visit our shop, click here

What is Taurus Crafts?

Taurus Crafts is part of Camphill Village Trust, a charity supporting adults with learning disabilities. Taurus Crafts provides work and training opportunities for the people we support, developing new skills, building confidence and enabling people to participate actively in the community. We are a centre of excellence recognised for working with people whose needs are not well met through mainstream education and employment programmes.

Taurus Crafts Artisan and Craft Businesses

Complementing the Taurus Crafts shops are independent creative businesses including; Jewellery, Picture Framing, Knitting, Leatherwork, Stone Carving, Antiques & Collectibles, Health & Beauty Salon, Chocolate Makers, Glass Artworks, Glass Beads, Local Food & Drink, and Fairtrade Fashion.

Taurus Crafts -  Café

Choose from our menu of light bites and lunches made fresh in our kitchen. The recipes for our cakes are much requested but not revealed! Delicious organic tea and full range of locally roasted organic coffee. Local ice cream from Brookes Dairy.

Taurus Crafts - School Holiday Activities

Throughout school holidays we have a fun packed programme of creative, hands-on activities for children ranging in price from £3.50. There are even free activities some days. Regular activities include: Jewellery making, knitting, chocolate making, stone carving, puppet making & pottery painting.

Taurus Crafts - Gift Shop

Our Gift Shop supports local craft workers and artists and features Can Do Creative products made in Camphill Village trust community workshops. Complementing the range of local products, our Home & Fashion Shop offers a range of Fairtrade items to support opportunity in developing countries and this year we have added a brand-new toy, art & craft supplies and stationery shop called ‘Paper & Planes’.

Taurus Crafts - We Love Art

The work of local artists is available in our Gift Shop and from Picture Cards Gallery & Framing Studio. There are always artworks from local artists displayed in our cafe and Cat’s Eye Carving’s sculptures in our courtyard.

Taurus Crafts -  The Making Room

Get creative in one of our weekend activities in the Making Room.

  • Paint Your Own Pot - Unleash your inner artist and paint a pottery item using acrylic paints, to take home the same day. From £6 
  • Make & Take - Experience the wonders of throwing your own pot on a potter’s wheel and take away an unfired pot. £10 each 
Saturdays - Paint Your Own Pot - 11.00am - 1.00pm  and Make & Take - 2.00pm - 4.00pm.  Sundays  - Paint Your Own Pot - 11.00am - 1.00pm & 2.00-4.00pm

Taurus Crafts Events and Activities

Keep an eye out for events and activities throughout the year in our event listings, join our mailing list to get up-to-date offers and news. More info on Taurus Crafts social channels: Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


Opening Times

Visiting  Taurus Crafts

  • Open daily from 10am – 5:00pm. Individual shop opening times may vary - please phone ahead to check.
  • Free Admission, Large Free Car Park, Disabled Access.
  • Contact us for party/group bookings, special events, holiday activities and exhibitions.
  • Dogs are allowed on site, except for café & gift shop, it’s at the discretion of the artisan businesses if they allow them in.


  • Activities
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Attraction
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Disabled toilets
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Families
  • Food and Drink
  • Free
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Group Activities
  • Off-Road Parking
  • On-site catering or Cafe
  • Rainy Days
  • Shopping
  • Visitor Attraction
  • Wheelchair access


Lydney Park Estate
GL15 6BU
O/S Ref: SO 621 022

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Find us on the A48 West of Lydney

  • Lydney


October half-term Activities at Taurus Crafts

Today - 1st November 2020
Crafts and kits, daily activities for kids

Held at Taurus Crafts in or near Lydney


Associated Businesses

Taurus Crafts Cafe

Delicious lunches, cakes, daily specials and local ice cream. Serving locally roasted organic coffee and specialty teas.

Cafe or Tearoom in or near Lydney