Family bushcraft activities

Wild North Discovery

Bushcrafts, wild food foraging, birdwatching, wildlife, nature and ancient craft skills in North East England and the North West Highlands of Scotland

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Bushcrafts cooking fireHamsterley Forest Events

Wild North Discovery at Hamsterley Forest in partnership with the Forestry Commission 

We run a busy events programme in partnership with the Forestry Commission at Hamsterley Forest. The activities range from wildlife and nature exploration to bushcrafts and wild food foraging. Please select a link in the table below of activities at Hamsterley Forest for more information about a specific event.

You can also book your own activity based at Hamsterley
Forest for a day and time that suits you; just drop us an email or give us a ring 01388 529154 and tell us what you'd like to do.

Events Calendar for Hamsterley Forest 2020

April10 Good Friday Den building

12 Easter Sunday Family bushcrafts

18 Saturday  24 hour bushcraft survival skills course

24 Sunday Wilderness survival challenge - 8 to 13 years old

30/31 Sat/Sun Family bushcrafts sleepout

July11 Saturday  24 hour bushcraft survival skills course
August 8 Saturday Den building

15 Saturday
Wilderness survival challenge - 8 to 13 years old

23 Sunday Family bushcrafts

29 Saturday A night safari in Hamsterley Forest

31 BH Monday Family bushcrafts
September5 Saturday Den building

12 Saturday Seasonal wild food - wild mushrooms, fruits, nuts and roots

October17 Saturday  24 hour bushcraft survival skills course

25 Sunday
Family bushcrafts

Gift Vouchers

The ideal present; buy a half or full day activity gift voucher open for use on any of our activities emailed direct to you.

"Brilliant – loved it! Inspiring and interesting"

"Fantastic day. Will recommend to friends and family"

"A fun, informative and relaxing day. Have definitely taken away new skills and knowledge. Thank you "

"All the children had fantastic experience and were engaged throughout the session. Really good value for money "

"A great mix of activity. The children said they would not have done anything differently"

"Very enjoyable. Calm and good patience with children"

"Really enjoyed it. Would love to do more"

"Really informative and flexible to meet our needs"

 "Excellent experience"