Walford Mill Crafts, Knobcrook Road, off Stone Lane, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1NL
01202 841400  info@walfordmillcrafts.co.uk




A series of one-off events to make the most of those long summer days at the mill:


For further details on the events above - scroll on down!



Tuesday 30th July 2019 - Folk Tales From Around The World

…with storyteller Taprisha and artists Caroline Parrott and Sarah Redmond-Fareham

A morning of Storytelling and Craft for children 5 plus

Join us at Wimborne’s beautiful 16th century Walford Mill for an exciting environmentally orientated day of discovery.

Experience exciting stories from Taprisha who will be telling folk tales from around the world of the running waters.

"The ducks and drakes, millers and magical mills and the wisdom of the fishes. There are secrets to be heard for all ages from all corners of the earth..."

With Artists Caroline and Sarah you will be shown how to build your own bespoke bug hotel to take home for your garden. It will be made from eco- friendly recycled materials to provide a safe haven for your favourite insect friends.

During the morning Countryside Officers from Moors Valley Country Park will be coming along to run an hours pond dipping in the river Allen to find some of the creatures who live there and learn about them.

You will finish the day with a communal creative drawing session with Sarah and Caroline to record all the amazing creatures we will discover!

Time: 10 – 2 p.m.
Suitable for Ages: 5+
Bring a packed lunch

Limited places book early…drinks will be provided throughout the day. The event will be held in the beautiful courtyard and riverbank of Walford Mill. If wet weather the event will be held in the Mill, please dress appropriately.


£15 per child (25% discount for siblings)

Tickets are available from Gulliver’s Bookshop, High Street, Wimborne or online at eventbrite (booking fee applies).

Wimborne History Festival - Sting in the Tale



Thursday 1st August 2019 - Tangle of the Commons With Lisa Schneidau

Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.

The Tangle of the Commons tells the story of the British landscape and our relationship with the wild things around us, seen and unseen. Who really owns this place – and what happens if humans push things too far?

Lisa tells some of the old tales, laced with history, ecology and a hefty dose of the ridiculous, to provoke thought and inspiration about the land we usually take so much for granted. Through story, we will walk the islands of Britain with peasant farmers, dastardly robber kings, magical rivers, malevolent fairies and disgruntled wildlife, starting in the Dark Ages and watching our landscape change as we travel through history.

Time: 19:30-22:30
Venue: Courtyard at Walford Mill Crafts, off Stone Lane, Wimborne, BH21 1NL
Parking: In public car park adjacent to Mill, free after 6pm

Facilities:  Café will be open for drinks prior to performance and during interval

Special Instructions - bring a chair and something to ward off the insects

Suitable for ages 14 +


Tickets:  £7

Tickets are available from Gulliver’s Bookshop, High Street, Wimborne or online at eventbrite (booking fee applies).

Wimborne History Festival - Sting in the Tale



Summery Party

Friday 2nd August 2019 - Summer Party


An evening of Pimms, Music, Charity Prize Draw, Crafts and much more.

Come and celebrate the opening of our Summer Selling Exhibition.

When: Friday 2nd August 2019
Where: Walford Mill, Stone Lane, Wimborne, BH21 1NL
Time: from 6.00pm

Tickets - it's free!

As You Like It 

Sunday 4th August 2019 - 'As You Like It' by William Shakespeare


“All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts,”

Join one of Shakespeare’s most famous heroines, Rosalind, as she makes her way in a world full of power, jealousy and tyranny.

In fear for her life and in search of true love, she flees her heritage with her cousin Cecelia and fool Touchstone. Will disguising herself as a country lad lead her to a new life full of hope, laughter, and her banished father?

With songs galore, hand-to-hand wrestling, idiotic shepherds and the infamous melancholic Jaques, this comedy is sure to delight family audiences from 6 to 96.

So pack your picnic, rugs and chairs, pop open some bubbly and sit back and relax in the summer sunshine, while we whisk you off to the Forest of Arden where anything can happen!


The performances is open air and will continue, rain or shine, in all but the worst weather. Toilets and parking available. Outdoor seeting not provided. Please bring your own low backed chairs or rug. Even summer nights can be cool, so warm clothing, a hot flask (and of course insect repellant!) is advisable. Tickest are non-refundable. Duration of the performance is approx 2hrs 30 mins (inc 20min interval). Gates open 1hr before performance.

When: Sunday 4th August 2019
Where: Walford Mill Crafts, Wimborne
Time: Performance 7.30pm, gates open 6.30pm


£14 adult, £13 concs, £7 child (5-15)

From Walford Mill, Tel. 01202 841 400

Or online: https://www.ticketweb.uk (search for: Walford Mill)