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How do you book workshops and garden club?

Jason
Community Manager
Community Manager

How do you book workshops and garden club?

InStoreDIY.jpgBunnings customers can find and book workshops, garden club, kids D.I.Y. classes and family events at your local store via the Bunnings website

 

Just click on Stores at the top of the page, then Find a store, then click on the More details option when your chosen store has appeared.

 

This will take you to a page where you can see and book upcoming workshops. For example, here is the page for Artarmon.  

 

Jason

 

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EricL
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: indoor garden workshop

Hello @susanamy 

 

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community. It's sensational to have you join us.

 

One of the best ways to get registered for the next garden meet up is to call your local store and speak to the activities organizer. You can then ask them to book you in for the next garden meeting. From there you'll be able to find out the dates of the activities that will be held and when the next meet-up will be organized.

 

If you need further assistance, please let me know.

 

Eric

 

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nadja
Just Starting Out

How do you book a local event?

I would like some screenshots of how to sign up to events at my local store please    I believe It’s a Mother’s Day kitchen event

EricL
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: How do you book a local event?

Hello @nadja, 

 

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community. It's marvellous to have you join us, and thanks for sharing your question about registering for a Bunnings event.

 

The best way to book your spot for this particular event is to give your local store a call and speak to the activities organizer. They will definitely know the details of the activity and be able to register you. 

 

You can also visit the In-Store D.I.Y. workshop page. This will allow you to search what activities are going on in your local store. Select your state, store and date to find out what activities are lined up. You can then simply click on the big red button that says, "Book my place" and just follow the prompts. 

 

If you need further assistance, please let us know.

 

Eric

 

 

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jenellewafdc
Just Starting Out

Project for young adults

I run programs for Deaf & Hard of hearing young Mentors (Year 10 - Year 12) and I was looking for a workshop that would be able to accommodate our mentors & the social group to learn and how to build something using wood work.  We currently have 10 mentors in our program, but depending on the interest in the community we could have a few more.

I was looking at something like building a Go Cart or a Letter box - just for something to give the kids to opportunity to learn how to use some powered tools.

Does anyone know where I can go to enrol or an organization that I could work with in providing this to our community?

I will be booking the the Auslan Interpreter for the group - as most of us use Auslan.  We are based in Perth.

Jenelle

 

Re: Project for young adults

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @jenellewafdc. It's wonderful to have you join us, and many thanks for your question about workshops.

That sounds like a wonderful project.

 

All our community involvement goes through the Activities Organiser at your local Bunnings store. I trust they'll be able to take a look at your request and try to facilitate it in any way possible. I'll reach out via private message to provide more assistance in connecting with them.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Mitchell
 

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sainaga79
Finding My Feet

carpentry workshop near Marsden Park, Sydney

Hi All,

I am a beginner and looking to learn carpentry skills. Is there any workshop nearby Marsden park or in western Sydney?

 

Thanks in advance.

JacobZ
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: carpentry workshop near Marsden Park, Sydney

Hi @sainaga79,

 

Thank you for your question about learning carpentry skills.

 

It's fantastic to hear you'd like to start learning some carpentry skills, they are truly some of the most valuable and rewarding skills that you can learn.

 

Bunnings stores frequently run D.I.Y. classes for beginners that offer a welcoming environment for people of all backgrounds to learn skills and share with other members of your community. You might like to have a look at the D.I.Y. Workshops And Activities page on our website for upcoming classes in your area. 

There are also community organisations all over Australia and New Zealand that offer support with this kind of thing. You might like to Google Men's Sheds and Women's Sheds in your area and make some enquiries. My father recently started attending our local Men's Shed as he approaches retirement and by all accounts, it was a very welcoming environment with many knowledgeable people willing to offer their advice and expertise.

 

Some of our members such as @Splodg, @Wayne and @r23on have shared that they attend Men's Sheds in their area. Hopefully, they can offer some insight into what it's all about

 

My carpentry journey started with a great deal of YouTube and some sawhorses that are almost the same as the ones my colleague @MitchellMc made in How to build a saw horse.

 

 

Around 10 years later, they are sitting out the back of my parent's house, a little worse for wear, but still as strong as they were in the beginning. They are currently supporting some of the materials I am using to renovate my parent's home with the skills I have learnt since then.

 

Everyone learns differently, but I found that just giving it a go was the best way to learn. I started with a hand saw, a drill and some drill bits, nothing else. I used the cutting service at my local Bunnings when I couldn't achieve things with a hand saw, and when I decided this was more than a passing hobby, I invested in some more expensive tools that ended up serving me well through my time in the construction industry.

Looking back, I'm so glad that I took that first step and I'd encourage you to get out there and give it a try.

 

You should check out Small woodworking projects for beginners which lists several beginner projects you can try.

You might also like to have a look at these articles for some ideas and inspiration on where to start:

 

Allow me to tag some of our members to see if they'd like to share any advice, @Adam_W, @Peggers, @Old-gal24, @ProjectPete.

 

Let me know if you have any further questions.

 

Jacob

 

r23on
Amassing an Audience

Re: carpentry workshop near Marsden Park, Sydney

Hi I do not know of any mens shed in Sydney however if you look AMSA you can find a shed in your location best of luck in your search

 

Re: Project for young adults

@jenellewafdc 

I am the mother of a daughter with special needs.  She attends a day program for adults with varying disabilities.

They attend a program with support carers once a week, which is held at one of our local Men's sheds.  They attend one day a week for a few hours and make things.  Anything from Bird houses, wooden toys, to things that interest each individual or set projects that they chose to make as a group.

 

Have you thought about reaching out to your local Men's shed?  That maybe a good way of giving your clients a taste of wood work without the outlay of a workshop and all the tool required.

 

All the best and please keep us posted.

This Old~gal

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