Course Location: Oxfordshire or Derbyshire
Course Time: 10.00 - 10.00
Course Duration: 24 hrs
Course size: 12 persons max
Course Age Range: 8+
Call US: 01234 351006 (09:30-16:30 7 Days)
Family Survival Course
Share new experiences together on our Family Bushcraft and Survival Course.
This course is a one-day and one-night course aimed at parents and children who want to learn how to live more comfortably in the wilds. The course is designed to be a family friendly course, enabling parents and children to discover together some of the delights of learning to live with the resources available to us in nature.
We cover skills for everyone including shelter building, campfire cookery, tracking skills and games, choosing materials for and lighting your own fire, green wood carving, making damper bread and noticing the myriad of resources and information to be found in a woodland environment.
There may also be time for the adults to gain some tuition from our instructors, including lighting fire by friction and how to select and care for your Bushcraft knife.
During the course you'll enjoy a lunch of campfire cooked sausages and an evening meal based around pigeon breast, which you will be taught how to prepare from a game bird still in feather. In the morning we also learn how to make damper bread.
The course starts at 10:00 and we break camp at 09:30 the following morning.
This course takes place entirely in the outdoors. If inclement weather is forecast, or develops, then a large parachute is erected with a camp fire underneath. This enables us to keep everyone warm and dry- this also allows the course to continue.
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Our courses in East Lothian run from Blinkbonny Wood, a 100 acre mixed canopy woodland, nestling on the edge of the Lammermuir Hills which provides easy access to hill and moor.
Approximately 20 miles from Edinburgh and 5 miles from the historic market town of Haddington.
It is close to Longyester, and therefore public transport to the area is easily achievable with international flights coming in to Edinburgh, as well as Edinburgh Waverley Train Station.
The canopy is a mixed patchwork with birch, hazel and scots pine a plenty. Gorse throws in its usual colours in the year and at the woodland boundaries there are stunning views of the hills in one direction, the coast in another, and bordering farmland.
Within our woodlands here you are likely to see Roe Deer, and we have regular sign of badger. There is also a variety of species of owl.
We operate weekend and day courses from this woodlands and occasional longer duration courses that require access to the hill side. We also offer private courses for schools, parties, stag dos etc.
This course can be purchased as an 18 month voucher, to book online choose "36 month voucher" from the options above and we will email the details over to you. Alternatively if you are purchasing this course as a gift we can post you a full colour gift presentation pack for just £4.25, just choose posted instead of emailed delivery option. Or contact us by phone to make the arrangements.
Call Us: 01234 351006 (09:30-16:30 7 Days)
We’re happy to take course bookings and payments over the phone. Simply give us a call and we’ll place the booking for you before emailing through confirmation. Alternatively, drop us an email at email@example.com and we’ll call you back.
If your course booking is for a gift, no problem, just let us know at the time of booking and we’ll email you a personalised gift certificate or 18-month voucher to print at home. Or, for a small supplement, we’ll print out a gift pack and pop it in the post for you.