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


Bushcrafts cooking fireHunger Games for Adults 

It's not kid's stuff!

Two days of testing your ability to make it through the Hunger Games – there will be only one survivor. 

Your trainer will help you learn the skills and then it’s all down to you.

  • Make a bow and learn to use it
  • Develop your hunting and tracking skills
  • Treat your wounds and illnesses using wild plants
  • Discover how to make fire even in the pouring rain
  • Make a shelter that will camouflage you and protect you from the weather

Challenge Day 1

Bow making and target practice
Camouflage and stalking challenge
Shelter building - debris shelter and tarp shelter

Evening campfire - make wild nettle soup, trail bread, bake fish and potatoes and then relax

Sleep in the tarp shelter you’ve made

Challenge Day 2

Bow skills

Target challenge
Hunting challenge

Serious injury challenge – find crucial healing plants
Light a fire challenge and prepare the medicines

The survivor results announced

Cost: 100 for the weekend

Booking: Ring or email to check places are available in the first instance tel. 01388 529154 or email enquiries@natureholiday.co.uk then fill in and return the booking form (by email or post) and make your payment by cheque or click on the button below to pay online. Private booking dates are also available please get in touch.

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Your trainer: Bruce Ferguson has been using survival skills and sharing them with others for over 30 years. He will be your trainer to prepare you for the ordeal that you are about to face in the Arena. Bruce is qualified to teach bushcrafts through the Institute for Outdoor Learning and is DBS cleared.

Training base: Harehope Quarry, Frosterley

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