2 Day 2 Night Course for family groups or children (under 18) accompanied by a parent/guardian- Held at our Bushcraft Camp in 45 acres of private woodland in Bayford, Herts. (read more about our course venues)

Why not bring your young adventurers into the woods for the weekend and give them the chance to learn new skills, develop confidence and learn about the natural world around them. You can share in the challenge of mastering fire, make your own shelter and then relax in front of your fire together when the day is done.

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The content of this course is similar to our Bushcraft & Survival Weekend course but tailored to a younger audience with additional elements to develop an enthusiasm and understanding of British wildlife. Our spoorpit and animal tracks provide a fun opportunity for the children to put their new wildlife tracking skills to the test. 

Taught from an expedition-style base camp in beautiful mixed broadleaf and coniferous woodland, in Bayford, Herts, the camp fire is under cover and acts as a communal and teaching area with a hot kettle constantly on the fire, and coffee, tea, biscuits and squash available at all times of day. Please note this is a self-catering course.


Arrival is 1900 Friday evening giving you time to settle in, set up camp and meet your fellow students. There will also be a briefing from your instructor/s. If arriving Friday night presents a problem, arrival on Saturday morning can be accommodated by prior request, but the course start time cannot be delayed for late arrivals.

On Saturday and Sunday your instruction will start at 9am learning and practising a range of skills all day Saturday, and until 1500 on Sunday.


There are relaxed and friendly lessons and demonstrations, mixed with regular opportunities for hands-on practice, under the helpful eye of our expert Instructors.  There will also be bushcraft games, campfire cooking and various other activities, depending on the season and conditions.


Check out our testimonials page to see how other customers have rated our family weekend.

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Course content can vary depending on the season, and natural resources available but includes:
  • Safe knife use*
  • Knife maintenance*
  • Siting your fire
  • Tinder choice and preparation
  • Kindling and main fuel selection
  • 3 techniques for fire lighting including fire from spark.
  • Fire from one match, every time.
  • Fire lays
  • Fire management
  • Leaving no trace
  • Useful Plants and Trees
  • Finding water & water purification
  • Build Natural and man-made shelters
  • Camp craft
  • Introduction to animals, tracks and signs. 
  • Animal print hunt - including print casting  

(* indicates optional at parental discression for ages 11 and over)


Cost: Special 20% Off late offer for July 28-30th weekend
        £168 (was £210) per child and guardian
        £208 (was £260) for 1 Adult and 2 children
        £236 (was £295) per family of four
Please note this is a self catering course unless otherwise specified.

Booking couldn't be simpler or safer, simply click the appropriate Buy It Now button and pay from a Paypal Account or with a credit or debit card. Please enter your name and course date in the references field and you will recieve an e-mail confirming your booking and containing site directions and joining instructions. Please view our terms and conditions before booking by clicking here.


Next Dates Available:

Fri 20th-Sun 22nd April 2018        Fri 13th-Sun 15th July 2018

Fri 19th-Sun 21st Oct 2018

1 Adult and 1 Child -£210.00

Family of 3 -£260

Family of 4 -£295

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