Acton Scott courses

Kath teaches bread making courses at Acton Scott Historical Farm. Acton Scott is a wonderful working farm that offers the opportunity to learn more about life on a farm during the Victorian age. It is a wonderful place to spend the day.

If you wish to book a place on any of the courses below please contact Acton Scott directly to book your place. You can email them at acton.scott.museum@shropshire.gov.uk or phone them on 01694 781307. You can also find out more about all of the courses at Acton Scott  by clicking here or opening the brochure at the bottom of this page.

Easter Baking on Sunday 2nd April 2017
£90 per person
Ahead of the Easter break we will be making hot cross buns, Easter biscuits and in a spin on the traditional we will be making simnel cupcakes that you can share with your family and friends. We will enjoy a delicious lunch in the Schoolhouse cafe and you will take all your baked goods home and a recipe booklet so that you can make your treats over and over again at home.

Bread making on Saturday 6th May 2017
£90 per person
A hands on course where we will be trying different flours, kneading techniques and shaping loaves and mediterranean breads.  Lunch will be served in the Old School House cafe and we will have an opportunity to bake some of our breads in the original wood-fired bread oven in the Bailiff’s cottage. You will take home all of the breads that you have made as well as copy of my booklet on bread making that is filled with tips and recipes to help you continue your bread making journey at home. 

Sweet and flavoured breads on Saturday 24th September 2016
£90 per person
On this bread filled day we will be making an enriched dough to make chelsea buns, Shropshire butter buns or iced fingers. We will also be adding savoury flavours to make your everyday bread extra special.  You will enjoy a lunch in the Old School House cafe. You will take home all of the breads that you have made as well as one of my booklets filled with tips and recipes for making delicious bread at home.

Christmas breads on Saturday 4th November 2017
£90 per person
Ahead of Christmas we will be making a range of sweet and savoury breads that are suffused with the scent and flavours of Christmas to grace your table at this special time. We will enjoy lunch in the Schoolhouse cafe and you will take home all of the breads that you make and a recipe booklet filled with tips and recipes so that you can make these breads again at Christmas time and in the future.

All of these courses take place in the glass-fronted Black Barn, a teaching space which has lovely views across the historic working farm.

Acton Scott Historical Working Farm is in beautiful South Shropshire near to Church Stretton, Carding Mill Valley and the Shropshire Hills. The farm featured on the BBC’s Victorian Farm series and offers the opportunity to explore the farming practices of the 19th Century on an 18th Century farm estate. There is a working wheelwright, a forge, a dairy and displays of traditional farming practices. The farm offers lots of other courses focusing on keeping traditional skills alive. The programme of courses is available in the link below.

Acton Scott Course Programme