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Family Bushcraft Weekend

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Spend a Weekend Learning Bushcraft Skills with your Family

This is a fun and varied family weekend spent learning about bushcraft and the woodland ecosystem. You can have a go at firelighting (including fire by friction and sparking); collect and purify water; build a leaf shelter and string up a hammock; learn about useful plants and do some wildlife tracking! We also cover an introduction to safe use of knife and saw.


We encourage you to spend the Saturday night camping in the woods and getting to know your fellow bushcrafters round the camp fire. It will certainly be a family experience that you will always remember!

The course is designed around parents/guardians accompanying their children.


The course takes place in a beautiful and diverse ancient woodland adjoining the Ashdown Forest in Sussex, or for private courses at a venue of your choice.

Learning Outcomes


Here are some of the key skills you will be learning:


  • how to tie some basic knots required to string up a hammock

  • how to build a leaf shelter

  • how to find water and make it safe

  • about the basic principles of responsible fire lighting and fuel collection

  • to light a fire with sparks and/or bow drill

  • how to recognise some of the plants that can provide food and other valuable materials

  • knife and saw use

  • about common animal tracks and increased your awareness and understanding of sign

More Details


Price: £199 per person

Location: Nutley in Sussex or private courses elsewhere


Duration: 2 days - starts 09.00 on Saturday ends 16:00 Sunday

Group size: usually 5-15 people 

Facilities: Drinking water, hot drinks, tarp, latrine


What to bring:  course-specific kit list

"Fabulous hands-on and I really did make fire in the end. Great that we all got a chance to try everything out. Tutors were really friendly, treated us as equals." - P. Walker

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