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Make a Spinning Top Workshop

May 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

This month at our Four Seasons workshop we will be returning to working with wood and creating some fab spinning tops to take home.


These are a great project, they are more complex than you might first think and involve a range of skills to create them.  We will be using:

  • Saws to create our wooden disks
  • Secateurs to cut our doweling to size
  •  Hand drills to drill our holes through our disks
  •  sandpaper to smooth our surfaces
  •  Whittling knives to whittle our dowling
  •  Acrylic paints to decorate
  •  Learning about balance points when fitting the pieces together

We will also have all our usual woodland fun including:

  • Games
  • Firelighting
  • Mud kitchen
  •  Rope swing
  •  Tree climbing
  • Hammocks

We’ll be rounding off this session with fruit teas and toast cooked over the fire.  Children are also invited to bring along a packed lunch to eat around the fire during the session.


Places for this workshop are limited and we expect a high demand so to avoid disappointment please use the links below to secure your ticket:


Full Price Spinning Top Making Ticket £6




Concessions Spinning Top Making Ticket £3.50 (For families with a combined income of less than £20,000)





Attending Adult Ticket £2



We require 48 hours for cancellations to be given refunds. We will always offer a space at a future workshop as an alternative.

The session will be held in the Biggar Little Quarry woods (ML12 6NP). If the weather is looking too cold or windy to run the session we will try and make arrangements in a local hall to run the session as a craft session or we will reschedule. Full refunds will be given if you are unable to attend the rescheduled session.



May 4
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Event Category:


Wild Things Scotland
01899 438139


Biggar Little Quarry
Biggar, South Lanarkshire United Kingdom + Google Map