Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers

Simply book on to one of our workshops and pay for your place (s). Our workshops are priced just a smidge higher than others in the area specifically to help us to sustain our offering. So, when you pay to come for a day, you get the added bonus of helping us to keep offering free places to care workers.
Absolutely not. Our tutors will guide you through every step and all equipment will be provided. Just bring yourself and an open mind and you may be surprised by what you achieve!
Yes! We offer exclusive use days. Please check out our ‘corporate’ section on the main menu header. We’ve put together suggested itineraries and hire charges for you there. However, we don’t do weddings, or weekend events.
No, but there is a wide selection of accommodation (from hotels to log cabins and caravan parks) nearby, so please ask us and we will be happy to recommend something suitable.
Sadly no. Our workshops are all set within the gardens, which means we have a lot of gravel paths and steps, making wheelchair use very difficult.
No. Toolerstone is for grown ups. We love babies and children here and have quite a few of our own, but we strongly feel that when people come to our rural escape and enjoy a workshop, they should be immersed in the experience and be able to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
You will usually be offered a little breakfast on arrival. Tea & coffee and soft drinks are served regularly throughout the day and you will enjoy a home-cooked lunch or afternoon tea (depending on the workshop you are doing) all prepared by our in-house chef, Barbara Darling.
Just tell us and we will do our upmost to make sure you are taken care of. Ideally before you come. You will be asked when you make your booking on line, or you can simply email us on

We work on a maximum of twelve guests per day.

We do. We sell vouchers in many monetary denominations. Just ask at the shop, or buy online (see the ‘vouchers’ section on the main menu). They come beautifully packaged too, so they make a wonderful gift.
No. This is a family home and so we only open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
Yes, we have a small gift shop should you wish to buy a memento of your day.
We are currently supporting staff from NHS Leighton Hospital and St Luke’s Hospice in Winsford. We will be working with a brilliant young persons’ charity called ‘We Mind the Gap’ in 2022.
No – all equipment is provided on the day – just bring yourself.
As health and well-being is at the heart of what we offer here at Toolerstone, we have declared the entire property as a no smoking site. However, if you wish to ‘vape’ please go to the signed car parking area.
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