Courses at the Wood Centre

The Sylva Wood Centre offers a prime location for learning and skills development, situated in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside.

We offer excellent facilities for courses in woodworking, forestry and rural management, outdoor learning, and other subjects. Courses are set among a thriving community of wood businesses, surrounded by an attractive treescape. From 2019, our new Teaching Barn will offer specialist learning space. The Sylva Wood Centre is just 5 miles from Didcot Parkway railway station and 10 miles from Oxford City.

"I can't think of anything that could have improved a perfect couple of days – I will be signing up for another one soon."

Gift vouchers are available for courses, providing a helpful discount for someone special. To find out more visit our shop

Guitar Maintenance & Repair

category: ART & CRAFT   tutored by Steve Kendall
Saturday, June 29, 2019
1 day
£100.00
3 places remaining

Timber-Framing and Raising - 3 July

category: GREEN-WOODWORKING   tutored by Carpenters' Fellowship
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
1 day
£100.00
8 places remaining

Timber-Framing and Raising - 4 July

category: GREEN-WOODWORKING   tutored by Carpenters' Fellowship
Thursday, July 4, 2019
1 day
£100.00
9 places remaining

Timber-Framing and Raising - 5 July

category: GREEN-WOODWORKING   tutored by Carpenters' Fellowship
Friday, July 5, 2019
1 day
£100.00
7 places remaining

Timber-Framing and Raising - 6 July

category: GREEN-WOODWORKING   tutored by Carpenters' Fellowship
Saturday, July 6, 2019
1 day
£100.00
6 places remaining

Timber-Framing and Raising - 7 July

category: GREEN-WOODWORKING   tutored by Carpenters' Fellowship
Sunday, July 7, 2019
1 day
£100.00
5 places remaining

Stool or Table Making, 3-day course

category: WOODWORKING   tutored by Phil Gullam
Thursday, July 18, 2019
3 days
£395.00
6 places remaining

Wooden Jewellery Making

category: ART & CRAFT   tutored by Helen Lauder
Friday, July 26, 2019
1 day
£125.00
8 places remaining

Stool or Table Making, 3-day course

category: WOODWORKING   tutored by Phil Gullam
Thursday, August 1, 2019
3 days
£395.00
6 places remaining

Traditional thatching course

category: CRAFT   tutored by Alan Jones
Saturday, August 10, 2019
1 day
£75.00
3 places remaining

Traditional thatching course

category: CRAFT   tutored by Alan Jones
Monday, August 12, 2019
1 day
£75.00
4 places remaining

Traditional thatching course

category: CRAFT   tutored by Alan Jones
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
1 day
£75.00
4 places remaining

Traditional thatching course

category: CRAFT   tutored by Alan Jones
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
1 day
£75.00
4 places remaining

Wooden Jewellery Making

category: ART & CRAFT   tutored by Helen Lauder
Saturday, August 24, 2019
1 day
£125.00
8 places remaining

Spoon Carving two-day course

category: GREEN-WOODWORKING   tutored by Martin Damen
Saturday, August 31, 2019
2 days
£215.00
6 places remaining

Make a hand-planed bread board

category: WOODWORKING   tutored by Joseph Bray
Saturday, September 21, 2019
1 day
£95.00
10 places remaining

Knife skills and whittling

category: GREEN-WOODWORKING   tutored by Martin Damen
Saturday, October 5, 2019
1 day
£95.00
6 places remaining

Spoon carving taster day

category: GREEN-WOODWORKING   tutored by Martin Damen
Sunday, October 6, 2019
1 day
£110.00
6 places remaining

Introduction to table making, 5-day course

category: WOODWORKING   tutored by Joseph Bray
Monday, October 7, 2019
5 days
£495.00
8 places remaining

Introduction to Steambending - Furniture & Buildings

category: WOODWORKING   tutored by Charlie Whinney
Saturday, October 12, 2019
1 day
£125.00
7 places remaining

Make a Canoe Paddle

category: WOODWORKING   tutored by Colin Henwood
Saturday, October 19, 2019
2 days
£225.00
8 places remaining

Greenwood Stool Making

category: GREEN-WOODWORKING   tutored by Peter Wood
Saturday, October 26, 2019
1 day
£100.00
8 places remaining

Greenwood Stool Making

category: GREEN-WOODWORKING   tutored by Peter Wood
Sunday, October 27, 2019
1 day
£100.00
8 places remaining

Introduction to dovetail jointing, 5-day course

category: WOODWORKING   tutored by Joseph Bray
Monday, November 11, 2019
5 days
£495.00
8 places remaining

Scandinavian trestle making, 5-day course

category: WOODWORKING   tutored by Joseph Bray
Monday, November 25, 2019
5 days
£550.00
8 places remaining