Location: North Essex
Suitable for: Families (we recommend children should be over 6 years old – but please contact us to discuss this)
Duration: Fri, Sat and Sun
Dates: Please see below
Previous Experience Required: None
£250-00 per family up to four per weekend (Fri -Sun)
(£35-00 per additional person)
This course is designed for the full family and a great (and cheap!) alternative to amusement parks and other expensive outings during school breaks.
We will set up a camp in the woods, make a fire, cook some food over the fire, build a shelter, perhaps do some craft work like carving, learn about trees & plants and their uses and learn about the woodlands and forest. We will have stalking games and missions for the young adventurers; hiding important decision making skills in fun tasks. You will also learn about the birds and animals in the vicinity; how to track and get closer to them.
We will help you set up an overnight camp and show you how to walk around at night in safety and teach you about night adaption techniques. We will show you how to watch animals at night, using new skills and modern technology like night-vision equipment. You can tell us where to put our camera traps and see if we get anything.
This is a fantastic oppotunity to see nocturnal animals such as deer, badgers and foxes; although, of course, this isn’t guaranteed.
Finally, you will able to relax around the fire and watch a bit of “Bush TV“.
This is a great opportunity to take your children away from the trappings of the modern world and introduce them the wonders of nature. They will get dirty and tired, but they will certainly have fun!
The Course (depending on the one or two day option) could include:
- Skills; including carving or bushcraft skills including fire-lighting, shelter building and aspects of outdoor living.
- Wildlife, plantlife, tree and environment identification for resource use
- Introduction to tracking – Introduction to the ancient art of tracking; compression shapes, feeding and other signs; telling the story in the tracks
- Team-building tasks including team tracking
- Woodland walk – Identifying plants, trees, tracks and signs & hopefully some animals. Using natural resources
- Setting up woodland camps
- Woodland awareness tasks and games
Courses start at 1000 (10am) and finish 1500 (3pm).
Please bring your own shelter (Tent/tarp/hammock)
The courses are self catering. Please bring food and a stove. Drinking water will be provided.
You can view our suggested kit list here. Please contact us if you require assistance with kit.
We will supply all the wilderness tools you reaquire. Mum and Dad, you can bring your knife if you want.
Sorry, no alcohol unless you contact us first (arrangements can be made for special occasions). Sorry, no dogs.
You will be sent the meeting point details on receipt of your final payment.
Step One – Book the Course
Step Two – Pay the Deposit or Full Amount
You must pay the deposit or the full amount online now. This will guarantee you a place subject to the Terms and Conditions. Your booking may be cancelled if we do not receive payment.
We will confirm receipt by email and inform you of the balance (if applicable) which must be paid at least 1o days prior to the course.
If you think you are eligible for a discount, just pay the deposit and we will send you an email confirmation and notification of the balance.
If you wish to pay by other means please let us know email@example.com