Family Bushcraft Essentials: Fire, Water, Shelter

Discover and practice essential survival skills with your family.
Experience together, how to provide for your immediate needs and exist in harmony with your surroundings.

This day course is especially for family groups or children accompanied by a parent/guardian. For all family members, no minimum age,

Family Bushcraft Essentials Overview

You’ll get lots of practical hands on experience with fire lighting and fire management, and the opportunity to build a natural shelter within a beautiful mixed broadleaf and coniferous woodland.  

You will be shown how to source drinking water and how to make it safe, as well as learning about the plants, trees and animals around you gather materials for your fire and shelter.

"It was brilliant, an amazing experience! I would definitely come again."

Taught in the relaxed environment of an expedition-style camp with tea and coffee on hand throughout the day, you can ask plenty of questions and receive tips from our experts. The day runs from 0930-1630 with a lunch break. Please bring a packed lunch and suitable outdoor clothing.
Content varies according to season and available resources.

"My favourite part was the shelter building because we were able to create something as a family."

Course content: 

Course content can vary depending on the season, and natural resources available but includes:

• Fire lighting from spark
• Tinder choice and preparation
• Kindling and main fuel selection
• Fire management
• Leaving no trace
• Natural  shelter
• Water Sourcing, filtration and purification methods
•  Animal Tracks and signs

Conducted from an expedition-style teaching environment in a beautiful mixed broadleaf and coniferous woodland with an eco-friendly composting toilet.  The camp fire is under cover, and acts as a communal area with a hot kettle constantly on the fire, coffee, tea, biscuit tin and squash available all day.

Course venue

Bayford, Hertfordshire

Our Woodland camp is based in beautiful ancient broadleaf woodland of 45 acres. Part of the Broxbourne Woods complex, the Bayford location is close to rail and road connections, (only half an hour from the M25, and near the A10) but entirely secluded, uninterrupted by public footpaths and secure with no public access. 

Next dates available

 Saturday 31st March 2018
 Sunday 22nd July 2018


£150 per adult and child
£200 one adult and two children

The day runs 0930-1630 with a lunch break. Please bring a packed lunch and suitable outdoor clothing.
Booking your place

Booking couldn't be simpler or safer, simply click the Buy Now button to pay via PayPal, or with a credit or debit card.  Please enter your chosen course date in the references field and you will receive an email confirming your booking, along with site directions and joining instructions.

Adult and Child - £150
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Adult and two Children - £200
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Family Bushcraft Essentials Day Gift Voucher
1 adult 1 child place - £150
Gift vouchers are also available to a specific value. Please contact us to order.
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