Activities for conference attendees

We offer a menu of bespoke activities inspired by our rich heritage of learning through ‘head, heart and hands’.

Join us in our working artists’ studios across the site to create a masterpiece of your own to take home, or connect with nature through a variety of wellbeing and ecology focused activities across our beautiful estate.

Please note that you must book your attendees onto a Day or 24-hour Delegate Rate in order to take advantage of our activity pricing.

A student in the Printmaking workshop

Print Workshop

2.5 hours
£49pp, (min. 15)

Make your own print, inspired by our beautiful gardens, to take home as a memento of your Dartington experience.


Landscape Painting

2.5 hours
£49pp (min. 15)

Be inspired by our wide-open views and position on the edge of Dartmoor to paint in a variety of mediums.

earth from space

Deep Time Walk

2 – 3 hour walk
£35pp (min. 15)

A meditative guided walk exploring 4.6bn years of Earth history, led by one of our knowledgeable and fascinating tutors.


Garden Tours

£12pp (min. 10)
1.5 hours

Garden admission and volunteer-led private tour of our impressive Grade II* listed gardens.

Close up of foraged organic nettle leaves and freshly picked wild garlic and edible leaf stem flowers from hedgerows in English garden in Spring on stone grey patio metal bowl to cook home made soup


3 hours
£35pp (min. 15)

Learn about the edible bounty in our fields and hedgerows, and collect your own to take away.

students learning about food production

ecological Gardening

3 hours
£35pp (min. 15)

Get your hands in the soil at Schumacher College and grow food in our renowned agroforestry market garden, Henri’s Field.

Dahlias in Henri's Field

Agroforestry Market Garden Tour

1.5 hours
£20pp (min. 10)

Get inspired with a guided tour of our showcase agroforestry food growing site at Schumacher College. Learn about how to integrate biodiversity and beauty into a productive market garden.

pottery making


2.5 hours
£49pp (min. 15)

Experiment with clay and make a bowl or a pinch pot in our dedicated ceramic studio.

Lower Drive, Dartington, at Sunrise

Drawing from Nature

2.5 hours
£49pp (min. 15)

Take a walk through our stunning grounds with one of our resident artists and experience the wellbeing of drawing in nature.


forest bathing

£25pp (min. 10)
2 hours

Connect with nature through a guided walk in our beautiful woodlands, experiencing the ancient practice of ‘Shinrin-Yoku’ (forest bathing). You will be encouraged to use all your senses to experience the wellbeing benefits of the natural world around us.

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