Deer Shed 26th - 29th July 2024
Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, N Yorks

Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, N Yorks

26th - 29th July 2024

Alien Teddies

Alien Teddies

Everybody needs a Teddy, traditionally a bear but now anything goes!

So why not recycle beloved warn out clothes, old curtains or any scrap material, develop your sewing skills and create an Alien Bestie.F,DI.

Jedi Fight Academy

Jedi Fight Academy

For the first time we welcome Andrew Lawden and his Jedi Fight Academy to Deer Shed Festival. This year ,is the 25th anniversary of "Star wars -Phantom Menace -Episode 1 " , which features Actor , Andrew Lawden.

Currently appearing in "another galaxy far , far away " , Adam Deacon's comedy "Sumotherhood " (National film award Nominee),a new comedy on a local housing estate. Andrew brings his lightsaber skills to Deer Shed, teaching fighting routines from the film in his class. For anyone from 0-100 years sign up and learn the skills with the master himself to become a true Jedi Master.

Pre book your slot via our on site bookings page. PB,£

Alien Spaceships

Alien Spaceships

Create and own the ultimate symbol of extra-terrestrial exploration and unlock the mysteries of the universe with your very own Alien spacecraft. Using a range of recycled materials design and build a spacecraft equipped with technology beyond human comprehension.F,DI.

Alien Or Disguise

Alien Or Disguise

Is it true that Aliens walk amongst us? Many Sci Fi Films suggest they do.

Create your own wonderful face mask, either Alien or Disguise, give yourself a name and walk amongst the Deer Shed crowd!F,DI.

Bespoke Gift Bags

Bespoke Gift Bags

At a time when Google maps, Sat Nav, GPS and the internet have changed our navigational and research skills, the days of Atlases, and encyclopedias have become obsolete. Here at Deer Shed we have taken these beautiful old maps and come up with a lovely recycling project for the future...

Learn how to create your own bespoke gift bag and never again be routing around for wrapping paper and sellotape.F,DI.

Bespoke Brooches

Bespoke Brooches

Create a brooch knitted by the traditional French knitting method.

Choose from a variety of wools and complete the look with a colourful button. A project you could take away and complete whilst listening to your favourite music then bring it back to the workshop to finish and attach the button and brooch back.F,DI.

Macrame with The Green House

Macrame with The Green House

Join Rebecca from The Green House, a planet-friendly lifestyle store, for a fun and relaxed workshop knotting a macramé plant hanger from recycled yarn. In this session you will learn how to make wrap knots and square knots, and make a funky plant hanger to take home with you.

Suitable for beginners (13 years plus), all materials and tuition provided. This is a pre bookable paid workshop.£,PB.

Space Helmets  & Alien Heads

Space Helmets & Alien Heads

A creative and fun project, unlocking those crazy imaginations!

A chance to work together, using recycled materials to create unique Space Helmets that NASA would be proud of, then transform another box into an Alien Head to scare even the bravest of cybermen!F,DI.

Cigar Box Guitar Jamming

Cigar Box Guitar Jamming

Lazy Dog Guitars design and manufacture 3,4 and 6 string guitars following the principles associated with the Cigar Box guitar ethos. Building them from whatever you can! From genuine cigar boxes, wine cases to skateboards and Jerry-cans, our instruments are unique looking but also fully functioning.

Join Andrew for a jamming workshop in the evenings at Deer Shed, to learn more about these guitars and have a go at playing.F,DI.

Rocket Take Off

Rocket Take Off

Paper rockets, either using our template or creating your own, draw and decorate your very own NASA space rocket out of paper or lightweight card. Using a straw, blow and launch your rockets into outer space!

If only it was that simple sending a real rocket to the milky way.F,DI.

3-2-1-Blastoff

3-2-1-Blastoff

A great fun activity to recycle those paper hot drink cups.

Get creative and transform an old paper cup into an aerodynamic space rocket. Use a further cup and an elastic band to launch those rockets into Space!F,DI.

Fidget Spinners

Fidget Spinners

Get creative with your fidget spinner, perfect for on-the-go fidgeting.

Add Colour, pattern or a range of images to personalise your spinner. Weather you're fidgeting for fun or stress relief, your bespoke spinner will add an extra element to your experience.F,DI.

Ra Ra Skirts

Ra Ra Skirts

It's been a few years since we last had this festival favourite.

An opportunity for all the family to add a touch of bohemian flair to any festival outfit.F,DP.

Clay Tiles

Clay Tiles

This workshop first appeared back in 2010. A firm favourite with all Deer Shedders.

Create your very own bespoke Clay tile to take away. We have made one to celebrate the very first Deer Shed but you may be inspired by Moroccan, Italian or Greek designs.F,DI.

Alien Fortune Tellers

Alien Fortune Tellers

Create your own festival fortune teller.

Jazz it up and make a space creature who will give you and your friends an insight into what the future may hold!F,DI.

 Book page Artwork

Book page Artwork

Offering a sustainable and eco-friendly approach to art by repurposing old or damaged books into something new and beautiful. Using old book pages as interesting canvases for paintings, illustrations, or mixed media. Come over to the workshop and be inspired to create your own unique piece of artwork.F,DI.

Photo / Memo Display Stones

Photo / Memo Display Stones

A simple yet brilliant way to display those beloved photos.

Have those precious memories anywhere in the house, regardless of space. Keep the stone and wire natural or decorate using paint, beads and buttons.

Definitely one to takeaway and try at home.

Boho Keyrings

Boho Keyrings

Who doesn't like a keyring! Here at Deer Shed we are giving you the opportunity to make your very own unique keyring using beautiful beads.

Create something special and never loose your keys again.

Wise Owls

Wise Owls

Who doesn't love a Wise Old Owl?

Using a range of cotton, buttons and scrap fabrics - supplied or bring your own fabric from some worn-out but loved piece of clothing - give it a new lease of life, using your sewing skills or by learning some new ones, turn these tired pieces of fabric into one of these cute quirky owls with the wisdom to listen to any dilemma.

French Knitting Coasters

French Knitting Coasters

Introducing the perfect blend of elegance and functionality: French knitting Coasters!

Handcraft your very own coaster, using traditional techniques and add a touch of sophistication to your table.F,DI.

Collective Festival Blanket

Collective Festival Blanket

Knitted and Crocheted blankets were common place back in the 70's! In 2024 we have decided to resurrect this lovely tradition and bring it back to the Deer Shed festival!

An opportunity to learn to crochet the traditional square, ready for our amazing volunteers to sew all the finished squares together to produce a large blanket. Once complete the finished blankets will be parcelled up and sent to Martin House.F,DI.

Air Guitars

Air Guitars

'Not quite Air Guitars' The cardboard guitars workshop makes its return to Deer Shed.

Choose your guitar's body shape, colour and add all the mod cons before rocking out in front of the main stage.F,DI.

Guiding Sparks Circus

Guiding Sparks Circus

If you're anything like us, you watched a clown ride across a tight rope on a unicycle, juggling flaming torches in one hand and taming a lion with another and thought, "I can do that".

We're excited to teach you lucky Deer Shedders how to juggle , spin some plates on a stick and just generally act like a complete clown. Join Guiding Sparks Circus all weekend for action packed circus masterclasses.F,DI.

Friendship Bracelets

Friendship Bracelets

In a perfect world money grows on trees, glitter isn’t messy, gin comes out of the tap, and chocolate makes you thin...

Bring the whole family over for a moment of creativity and contemplation; why not discuss the joys of a perfect world as you braid away with your besties?

Everything needed to create beautiful bracelets celebrating friendship. Share the joy of crafting or embark on a creative journey solo.F,DI.

Cardboard Megalopolis

Cardboard Megalopolis

In festivals past this made its seasonal appearance under the name ‘cardboard city’, this year we’re going bigger...

Previous city builds were pretty good; sprawling out to form a mega development that was so much more than box houses. This year, Sun God’s being on our side, we hope to complete a dizzying Cardboard Megalopolis under the open skies, we’ll need all your cardboard carpentry and flatpack fabrication skills please!F,DI.

The Colouring Station

The Colouring Station

This year at Deer Shed we wanted to create a relaxing space for you to take off your shoes lay on the floor and just draw, doodle or colour. We decided to create a large floored doodle scape for Sunday at Deer Shed, where you can practice a bit of mindful colouring, relax and par-take in a calming activity for the whole family.F,DI.