19th & 20th September 2020, Recreation Ground, Lymington Road, Highcliffe


The Highcliffe Food and Arts Festival is, owing to its popularity, bringing again Art & Craft to their popular festival. The Little Craft Shack will again be coordinating all Arts and Crafts for this coastal community event.

The Little Craft Shack is a Christchurch based online company providing quality handmade Arts & Crafts. It was started by friends, Loz Walters and Katya Benedetto, who share a love of beautiful and unique gifts. They have established a wonderful online portfolio showcasing handmade gifts for their customers. Each artist has been personally sourced and selected and brought together as a collection under The Little Craft Shack umbrella.


The Little Craft Shack supply local stores and hotels with a tailored gift range for customers & guests. The Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre and The Captain’s Club Hotel & Spa are among their current outlets.


Below are some of the handmade gifts that will be available in the craft marquee and gazebos at this year's festival.

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Children's Craft Activities

This year we are introducing a 'Creative Corner' with many more activities for the family. There will be workshops and hands-on sessions to enable all ages to try out different craft activities.

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Moon Studio Ceramics Saturday and Sunday - In a gazebo near the Craft Tent

Come and get creative at Pop Up Pottery. Try your hand at throwing on the potters-wheel, or sculpt a clay masterpiece to take home. These make & take sessions will run on a drop-in basis, and are suitable for everyone. There will also be the opportunity to watch wheel throwing demos each day - please check daily timetable for details.


From £3

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Mahina By Yasmin -Sunday only – In the Craft Tent

Mahina is a Poole based Jewellery Maker who designs and creates bespoke beaded jewellery inspired by elements of nature combined with a tropical surf-style theme.

Stop by in your own time to take part or simply browse our handmade accessories on display for sale! You'll also be able to make oyster-shell soap dishes and keyrings! Suitable for Children: Ages 6+ as can be quite fiddly,

Teenagers & Adults £5 per person


Story telling with Mary's Usborne Book-Shelf - Saturday and Sunday

As an Usborne bookseller and primary school teacher, I love to spark children's enthusiasm and curiosity for both literature and the world around them. Usborne's range of books includes both fiction and non-fiction for all ages - babies to teens. During the festival, as well as selling from my wide range of stock, next to my stall I will be setting up a magical story tent. Throughout the 2 days, I will be holding free story telling sessions for younger visitors.

Meet the Artists & Crafters

There is an amazing range of talented artists across the whole of our area and it's a great pleasure to feature many of them at our festival this year. These craftspeople will be exhibiting in both the marquee and gazeboes on the Highcliffe recreation ground over the weekend. You can find much more information on each of the businesses taking part in this year's festival by clicking on the button below.