About Corris Craft Centre
Set against a backdrop of densely wooded hillsides in Mid Wales are 9 independent Craft Studios where quality craftsmanship and the unique stories behind the handcrafted designs can be discovered. Items handmade at the Craft Centre include natural forest furniture, glass sculptures, hand carved candles, handmade chocolates and fudge, leather and woollen items, Celtic and contemporary jewellery, pottery, ceramics and smoking dragons, traditional wooden toys and multi award winning artisan gin.
Meet the craftspeople, see them creating their crafts and buy their unique designs. Many welcome commission work too.
Situated in the foothills of Southern Snowdonia, the Corris Craft Centre is at the heart of a traditional slate mining village with the surrounding hillsides hiding miles of disused underground tunnels and caverns. The village of Corris, which can be seen from the Craft Centre, is a sea of Welsh slate rooves.
HANDS-ON AND FUN CRAFT ACTIVITIES
There's lots of opportunities for relaxing and making your own crafts with hands-on fun activities in many of the craft studios including pottery painting, candle dipping, chocolate making and furniture building. These activities are popular so advance booking is recommended.
Y CROCHAN CAFE
At the centre of the Craft Studios is Y Crochan cafe where delicious local produce is used across the all-day menu. Enjoy freshly ground morning coffee (the coffee beans are expertly roasted by the Baristas at Zealots Coffee in North Wales) tea, hot chocolate or a cold drink with a great selection of locally baked cakes and biscuits. There’s an all day Breakfast bap menu too, choose from Welsh sausages, bacon, eggs and mushrooms or enjoy a tasty fully loaded breakfast bap with all four fillings.
The delicious lunch menu includes the popular selection of Welsh Rarebits where a traditional Welsh recipe is used. Choose from a traditional Welsh Rarebit or add a tasty topping including bacon, garlic mushrooms and hot Welsh mustard. This year’s brand new burger menu has a range of steak burgers, lamb, sausage and vegan burgers, all served on a sourdough beer bap. Other options include Y Crochan made soup, Welsh Lamb cawl, Freshly Baked Pie with Mash Potato and Coleslaw, a range of jacket potatoes and freshly cooked pasta dishes.
Enjoy afternoon tea with freshly baked Y Crochan scones and Bara Brith. A range of speciality teas and traditional teas (freshly ground coffee or choose from a range of cold drinks if you prefer) are available.
Tell the staff about any food allergies or special diets, they will be able to cater for your needs.
There is free WIFI with seating available indoors and outdoors.
WELSH FOOD AND DRINK SHOP
Linked via an archway from the cafe is Bwtri Y Crochan a Welsh Food and Drink shop where you'll find shelves of mouth-watering produce which has been grown, reared and produced often within a few miles of Corris. Browse the shelves for Welsh honey, ciders, beers, wines, whiskey, jams, chutneys, preserves, Welsh chilli products, biscuits, cakes, Welsh coffee and teas, eggs, cheeses and lots more. Welsh food and drink hampers are a speciality and available all year round; choose delicious Welsh produce from our shelves and we will create a perfect hamper for you to take away.
AWARD WINNING VISITOR ATTRACTIONS
The Craft Centre is also the starting point for the King Arthur's Labyrinth underground storytelling adventure, Lost Legends of the Stone Circle (an outdoor storytelling maze) and the award winning Corris Mine Explorers (winner of a 2021 Trip Advisor Travellers' Choice award and The Best Activity / Experience in Mid Wales 2019/2020).
Open throughout the season. You may find some of the makers working during the winter months but it's always worth checking, with the individual craftspeople before making a special journey (individual contact details can be found on the Corris Craft Centre website).
Free parking is available all day.