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Taurus Crafts

Vibrant art and craft centre with art studios. Craft units. Working pottery. Design led gift shop. Organic delicatessen. Licensed wholefood restaurant. Programme of activities & art exhibitions.

Attraction in or near Lydney


Description

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.

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 -  Pottery Activity

Open Thursday until Sunday and during school Holidays, from 11am – 1pm & 2pm-4pm. Our pottery activity offers you the chance to paint your own pottery items from huge selection. Please note items will be ready for collection in ten to fourteen days.

Taurus Crafts - Christmas Markets

The area’s largest Christmas Market over the first three weekends in December – Crafts, Gifts, Art, Toys, Games, Accessories, Wrapping, Collectables, Antiques, Woodwork, Pottery + Local Christmas trees for Sale. Local Choirs and Singing Groups.

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.

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.


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.

Features

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

Location

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

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Find us on the A48 West of Lydney

  • Lydney

Events


Art Market

22nd July 2018
Discover the wealth of creative talent in the Forest & Wye Valley

Held at Taurus Crafts in or near Lydney


Dynamic Art

23rd July 2018
A space to breathe, connect and find freedom from that Monday feeling!

Held at Taurus Crafts in or near Lydney


Ukulele Day

12th August 2018
A fun family day out with a difference

Held at Taurus Crafts in or near Lydney


Autumn Antiques & Vintage Fair

23rd September 2018
A great day out for avid collectors, casual browsers, and families

Held at Taurus Crafts in or near Lydney


Kite Day

14th October 2018
Come and fly your kite, and watch the expert kite flying

Held at Taurus Crafts in or near Lydney


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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