Craft Wood is a woodland project that offers hands on outdoor opportunities to people with support needs. We work to provide meaningful and purposeful activities through the management of the woods and through crafts and art – that can help people live healthier and more inter-connected lives. We work with adults, young people and children.

Our Mission

Craft Wood’s mission is to be a project where people can get the support they need and be inspired. Our goal is to be a place where people can learn new skills, develop interests, and be a part of a bigger scene.


The project is located off Inns Lane near the village of South Wingfield – in sight of the historic Wingfield Manor. There is parking available as you enter the site – from here it is a small walk in.

The Craft Wood Team

Thomas Erskine has 15 years of experience of working outdoors with people with additional support needs – in woodlands and horticultural settings. He has facilitated and set up a variety of engaging projects – including a green wood work group for adults with a learning disability and or autism. He is a bit of an outdoor obsessive.

Craft Wood has a safeguarding policy, enhanced DBS checks and public liability insurance.