Looking for activities to keep you busy during lockdown? Luckily we’re on hand to help!

Whilst the Barn is currently closed to the public, there are still several different ways you can continue to keep in touch with everything we’re up to over the next few weeks. So, if you’re looking for something to keep yourself busy, why not consider some of the following ideas?

Online art workshops and classes

Why not try brushing up on your art skills with the help of Artist in Residence’s video tutorials? John Sutcliffe has numerous lessons uploaded to his YouTube channel, covering different aspects of art. John also runs a weekly class via Zoom – emailĀ johnsutcliffeart@gmail.com for more information!

View our archive

Have you viewed our archive lately? If you fancy starting to research your family history, or just discover about Dronfield’s past, then our archive is great place to start, with hundreds of fascinating images to view.

Photograph taken in 1972/3 at the beginning of the restoration of Dronfield Hall Barn by Jowett’s, from dereliction in 1972 to full restoration in 1975.

Click here to view our archive

Christmas Card Competition

Our friends over at the Dronfield Arts Festival also have ideas of how you can keep busy. For younger ages, why not consider entering their Christmas card competition? The competition is open to ages 16 and under, so dig out the glitter and let your child be creative! 10 entries will be picked to create the official DAF Christmas card collection, with prizes going to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners. For full details, click here.

Virtual Christmas Market

Whilst we’re disappointed to not be able to welcome you to our Christmas market at the Barn this November, make sure you stay tuned to our website and social media in the coming weeks, as we’ll be running another of our highly popular ‘virtual’ markets instead!

Over 30 stallholders, selling everything from honey, jewellery, photography, cards, artwork, liqueurs, clothes and so much more will be listed on our website. Many of the products you’ll be able to buy from these stallholders are not available on the high street, so be sure to give them your support and make your Christmas a local one this year.

There are other other ways you can continue to support us from home as well – if you’re interested in getting involved with our friendly team, just email Maria at dronfieldheritagetrust@outlook.com.