Family bushcraft activities

Family bushcraft sleepout event in North East England at Hamsterley Forest in partneship with the Forestry Commission




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Set up a tarp shelter, light a fire, cook a meal and sleep out in the wild woods

You'll learn how to set up a tarpaulin shelter to sleep out overnight in the wild woods. Then you'll practice the art of firelighting and set it up for cooking your evening meal over your fire. You'll also learn some important things about setting up camp in the wild.

You’ll learn how to use a knife and other cutting tools safely. Sitting round the fire you can have a go at a few different bushcraft skills such as making nettle string or toasting forks.

Duration: 15.00 to 09.00

Cost: 60 per family group (2 to 4 people, children 8 to 16 years) (30 per additional adult, 15 per additional child).

 Booking: Ring or email to check place availability: 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. 

You can also book this activtiy privately - more information here

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Further information: Maximum of two children per adult. 

The activity leader is qualified through the Institute for Outdoor Learning to teach bushcrafts to groups and has been involved in bushcrafts and teaching woodland skills for over 30 years. All our leaders are DBS checked.

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