Family Bushcraft Day Course


There’s nothing like quality family time and what better way to spend it than getting back to nature.


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There’s nothing like quality family time and what better way to spend it than getting back to nature.

We’ve designed this course with families in mind, and for that reason it’s suitable for children and adults alike. The course is a good introduction to the wonders of bushcraft and will cover some of the basic elements. Over the day we’ll cover fire lighting, shelter building and tree and plant identification.

Bushcraft Birtdhay PartyAfter an initial safety briefing and a cuppa around the campfire, our instructors will teach you basic knots and lashings used in bushcraft – these will come in handy when constructing your shelters later on. We’ll then give you a chance to test what you have learnt as you’ll be putting up a basha (tarp). You will then be taken on a nature walk through the woods, where we will be looking at the various trees and plants and how to distinguish between them as well as some of their uses in bushcraft. We will then harvest some saplings to make slingshots from – you’ll get a chance to  and test them out in the afternoon.
The afternoon will start with a look at the various different types of natural shelters used in bushcraft and wilderness living and you will construct a leaf litter shelter using what nature has to offer. Once your shelter is finished it’s on to fire lighting. We will go through the basic principals of fire lighting, and then it’s over to you to light your own fire without matches!

Over the course of the day you will learn how to:

  • Safely use knives and saws including cutting techniques
  • Tie useful knots and lashing
  • Construct a weatherproof shelter (leaf litter)
  • Identify useful trees and plants for bushcraft
  • Make a slingshot
  • Light a fire without matches (methods include flint & steel and fire steel)

This course is self catering.Fire by friction (a family effort)

Course cost £100 (for 1 Adult & 1 Child)

This course will run on one day starting at 10am and finishing at 4pm.

Location: This course is held at our Wiltshire site close Swindon.

Dates Available:


28th October 2016

2nd June 2017

28th July 2017

To book select a date from the dropdown menu at the top of the page.

We also offer bushcraft birthday parties, why not take a look!

Additional information

Dates Available

28th July 2017, 28th October 2016, 2nd June 2017


This is a self catering course We have a kettle always on the go so you can help yourself to tea, coffee, squash and biscuits. We also have fresh drinking water and a fruit bowl available.


This course starts at 9am and finishes at 4pm.

Other Details

Joining instructions will be sent to participants once full payment has been made along with your receipt. This will include details of where to meet, when to meet, and what to bring with you.


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