Whilst you are staying at The Maples you could enjoy learning a new skill by taking part in local creative workshops:
Watch this space for further information of workshops and classes.

Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Are you looking to develop your Landscape Photography skills? Professional photographer Chris Button is pleased to offer landscape photography courses including one to one and small group tuition and also 3 hour taster sessions (max attendees 10) for people who would like an introduction to Landscape Photography.

Tuition and workshops are tailored to suit your experience and requirements. My aim is that you enjoy the day with the emphasis on trying out the things you’ve learned in inspiring locations such as the New Forest in Hampshire or the Jurassic Coast in Dorset.

As an additional treat for guests of The Maples, 15% discount on Chris Button's landscape photography. Contact Elizabeth for the discount code.

Chris Button Photography


Patchwork, Quilting and Sewing Classes

Home sewing has become the latest trend and even though you may not have sewn for a long time, why not take a class to re-acquaint yourself. Maybe learn a new skill and come away with something for you or your home.

Our local fabric shop: New Forest Fabrics, have a range of classes to suit all skill levels and they are a short walk from The Maples.

Chocolate Workshops

Chocolate Workshops

A real tasty treat for chocolate lovers visiting the New Forest. Why not sign up for a fun filled, chocolate workshop group. You will learn how chocolate is made, sampling different chocolates and creating your own chocolates and truffles.

After the 2.5 hour session, you will be able to take all your tasty chocolate creations home with you.

New Forest Chocolates’ workshop is set in a woodland garden on the edge of the New Forest National Park. There is a room specifically used for these sessions at the back of the chocolate studio

Group bookings for 4 to 8 people, but don’t worry if there aren’t 4 of you. We may be able to fit you in with another group.