Family bushcraft activities

Family pond dipping and minibeast hunt in the North East of England, the North Pennines, Northumberland, Durham and Kielder

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Bushcrafts cooking fireExplore ponds, meadows and hedgerows for the amazing hidden wildlife 

We'll hunt for the minibeast living in the pond and in surrounding meadows and hedges. We’ll use pond dipping nets and magnifying jars to dip the ponds to find out what’s lurking under the surface. We'll use special sweep nets, pooters and trays to explore the minibeasts living in the meadows and the hedges. We should find quite a selection of animals from dragonflies and tadpoles to beetles and butterflies.

Duration: 3 hours

Cost: 60 per family of up to four (minimum one adult), 15 per additional person. 

Booking: Ring or email to book a day and time that suits you; tel. 01388 529154 or email then fill in and return the booking form (by email or post) and click on the button below to pay online.

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Further information: Maximum of four children per adult. Children should be 5 years to 16 years.

The activity leader has over 30 years experience in leading wildwatching activities and is DBS checked.

Location: North Pennines - Harehope or Hamsterley Forest, Weardale, Northumberland, Kielder

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