Buying Quirky Open Vouchers for Christmas and other occasions
Buying our Open Vouchers takes the guesswork out of present giving, allowing recipients to choose their preferred crafting day, from over 130 planned courses here each year.
Greystoke village nestles in rolling countryside on the fringes of the northern Lake District, a few miles from Ullswater, in beautiful Cumbria. There are several B&B options locally and a village pub serving food. It’s a quick 5 miles from Junction 40 of the M6.
Mornings start with a warm welcome, fresh coffee, and home-made biscuits. Mid-morning coffee is followed by a tasty home-made lunch, and our cream teas are a favourite way to end the day. On warmer summer days, lunch can be taken out on the original Cycle Cafe Tea lawn. When it's possible, some of the Workshops take place outside too!
Vouchers are valid to book a course taking place within 1 year of the Voucher purchase date. We offer a selection of new courses every year as well as many old favourites. However, we can never guarantee, that a particular course or tutor will return for next year's programme and this is worth bearing in mind, if only one or two workshop types are of interest.
Where a Voucher is not used within the allocated period, the Voucher Value will reduce 50% each year thereafter. Please HERE for our Terms and Conditions.
We advise Voucher Holders to book their courses as soon as possible. If left too long, their choice will be significantly limited. Please see advice on WAITING LISTS below
How to Buy Open Vouchers by Credit/Debit card. . . OR PayPal
Quirky Open Vouchers are available 24/7 from this page, with a checkout system separate from our main booking system.
Using the PayPal payment platform, you can access options to either pay by debit/credit card or PayPal.
You will automatically receive an email confirmation containing a Voucher Template to print off. Please check your spam if the email has not arrived.
The Quirky Workshops office will send your Voucher verification code by email (please allow a bit of time for this to arrive) to show it has been paid for. Simply write this V Code on the printed voucher. If you are unable to wait for the office code email, please use the Invoice No. provided on your original automated email. i.e. Invoice Number: QW-INV-16
If you would like us to create a personalised Open Voucher (such as for a retirement), please just ask. However, it may take us a few days to create this.
VOUCHER HOLDERS should always look online as soon as possible to book their course. If left too late, their choice will be limited.
Voucher Validity and Period of Use - and Covid
In the event, you use your voucher to book a course which is subsequently postponed due to Covid, you can, yourself, re-allocate it to another course taking place within your validity period. Simply choose your new course, select 'pay offline' at checkout as above, and email to inform us of the changes.
We may apply a further Voucher extension if considerable Covid disruption to the Programme takes place in the future.
All holders of Open Vouchers purchased between October 2020 and Dec 2021 must choose a course taking place before end of 2022. This is an applied Covid extension.
All holders of Open Vouchers purchased between March 2019 and October 2020 must choose a course taking place before end of 2021 - this is an applied Covid extension.
If a Voucher is not used within the allocated period, the Voucher Value will reduce by 50% each subsequent year. Please HERE for our Terms and Conditions.
Tell me when new spaces appear?
Often courses fill up quickly, or, during Covid uncertainty, it is sometimes necessary to delay selling places on a Quirky Workshop until we're sure it can take place on a certain date.
When EITHER happens, we ask students to use the above, green ‘Tell me When Bookable / Join the Waiting List’ button option to register their interest. We can then notify everyone by email when spaces become available to book.
This allows customers to express an interest in a particular Workshop – whether it’s been delayed by Covid or simply being FULL, due to being popular.
Joining this list means you are emailed as soon as a Workshop becomes bookable or has new space(s).
We recommend everyone uses this system - and as soon as the email arrives BOOK your place ASAP.
Joining these lists involves neither money nor obligation, it does improve your chances of getting a place though, - if you respond quickly!
The Swallow Barn
Is our wonderful, new, airy, 60m2 listed first floor studio, where most of our courses take place. It allows for comfortable spacing of 8-9 tables, along with two staircases, and wash hand basins, sanitizing points and an open ceiling providing much natural light from roof lights. It enjoys regular deep cleaning and receives consistently excellent feedback.
The Squirrel Barn
Some workshops also take place in this lovely ground floor studio, from where, pre-2020, we’ve operated our entire programme for the last 15 years, since our very first Quirky Workshops in 2005.
Now recently upgraded, the ‘Squirrel Barn’, has several new windows and a pair of beautiful French doors leading to a lovely sunny and sheltered, patio garden surrounded by raised beds. It has made a very special and private space.
The Squirrel Barn is also available for HIRE to other Course tutors / interested individuals, who are seeking a lovely creative space from which to work and are able to bring their own customers.
We are also seeking suitable Art / Craft tutors, perhaps with an offering that complements our existing programme, who are interested in working collaboratively with us and running their own Workshops in the Squirrel Barn, with their courses being featured on our website.
Please contact us on 017684 83984 for further details, thank you.