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), including tea/coffee

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), including tea/coffee

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), including tea/coffee

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


Gamelan Workshop

£40pp (min. 10), includes tea and coffee
2 hours

Learn the secrets of this beautiful Indonesian percussion orchestra – no musical experience necessary! Our tutor will guide you to work together to create a gorgeous rhythmic sound in just 2 hours. Great for team building and coordination.

Lower Drive, Dartington, at Sunrise

Drawing from Nature

2.5 hours
£49pp (min. 15), including tea/coffee

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

bread craft revolution


2.5 hours
£49pp (min. 15), including tea/coffee

Make some delicious treats to take away, working with heritage grains grown on our estate.

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), including partly foraged lunch

Learn about the edible bounty in our fields and hedgerows, and collect your own lunch to cook together.


Wanders for Wellbeing

£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.


Garden Tours

£12pp (min. 10)
1.5 hours

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

pottery making


2.5 hours
£49pp (min. 15), including tea/coffee

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

students learning about food production


3 hours
£35pp (min. 15)

Come and join our Head Gardener in our Schumacher College gardens and get your hands dirty!


Wine Tastings

Time TBC
Price TBC

Sample some of the outstanding local and UK wines in our cosy on-site pub, The White Hart, or our private dining rooms.

woman at conference


As a learning organisation we have a range of highly experienced creative facilitators and tutors available for your event if needed. We are experts in ecology, arts and social justice and can support your group to get the most from their time here. Please get in touch to discuss.

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