'Learn To' Workshops Launch 'The Old Piggery' at Larchfield Estate

Oct 09 2019

Over the last few months there has been a great deal of work going on behind the scenes here at Larchfield Estate. With not one, but two major renovation projects designed to expand our offerings to private and corporate guests. The first of the aforementioned projects The Old Piggery, officially opens this weekend with a series of inspiring 'Learn To' workshops in partnership with Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council - the perfect opportunity to embark upon a new hobby! The workshops offer hands on and experiential learning in beekeeping, bread & jam making, fermentation, creating organic beauty products, and even wildlife spotting! 

The Old Piggery, originally designed by the iconic Charles Lanyon of Queens University Belfast fame, is a brand new events space, providing the perfect location for breakfasts, strategy meetings, intimate conferences, private dining and workshops in the peaceful and historic surroundings of Larchfield Estate. 

“We see ourselves as custodians of the Estate, passing through and preserving the heritage of Larchfield for future generations and we are delighted to be able to add another event space to our ever-growing offering. It is very important to us that as many people as possible get to experience Larchfield Estate and we believe that investing in The Old Piggery as an additional event space, will encourage many more corporate and consumer groups to visit Larchfield Estate. We also want to thank the Lagan Rural Partnership Local Action Group for providing the Estate with a Rural Development Grant which has contributed to the successful development of The Old Piggery.” -Sarah Mackie, Owner at Larchfield Estate

To book a space for the workshops, please visit the links below (pre-booking essential): 

An Introduction to Beekeeping with Larchfield Estate Beekeeper Ken Baird

Bread & Jam Making with Alice from Brambleberry Jams 

Guided Wildlife Walk at Larchfield Estate with Wildlife Photographer & Expert Garry Wilkenson 

An Introduction to Fermentation with The Cultured Club

Create Your Own Organic Beauty Products With Mrs Rganics

Wondering about our other recent development projects? We are extremely excited to be expanding our accommodation offering with a brand new cottage 'No. 23', bringing our capacity up to 16 rooms suitable for 37 guests sharing. Visit our previous blog to see how you can win an overnight stay in 'No. 23' for yourself and 10 guests! Keep a close eye on our blog & social media for more news in the coming months. 

Looking for a unique and exclusive venue for your next event? Contact our events team directly to discuss! events@larchfieldestate.co.uk / 02892638025