Bushcraft for schools programmes from Wildway Bushcraft

With its long evenings and warm days, summer is the perfect time to start learning bushcraft. Unlike what you might see on the TV, bushcraft is not about eating grubs or swimming through muddy ditches. Rather, bushcraft is about living in harmony with nature. It is about a lot more than survival.

Read on to discover how to learn bushcraft as a family this summer.


Something for everyone


Perhaps you enjoy camping out under the stars, or maybe you have never been anywhere near a tarp in your life. Whatever your situation, and you can read about the Indoorsy Mum here, our family bushcraft courses are for you.

We understand that everyone has different levels of experience, that’s why we let you choose the level that you want the course to be run at. If you want to build your own shelter and sleep under that – brilliant! At the same time, if you would like to sleep in a tent then that is absolutely fine.


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Cook over an open fire together

On our family bushcraft course, you and your family will learn how to light a fire and cook over it. This is a fantastic way to introduce children to eating outside and is a far cry from pizza in front of the TV! Cooking over a fire that you have made together is a fantastic family bonding experience and teaches children about where food comes from and how cooking it can be a fun experience.


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Learn to make fire

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While mastering friction fire lighting is a lifelong study, we will introduce you to the basics. Friction fire lighting is one of the most rewarding ways of making fire and has a history as long as human civilization. You can find out more about the art of friction fire lighting here


Sleep out in the woods together

On our family bushcraft course, you will have the chance to build your own shelter using natural materials. You will have a chance to sleep out in this shelter that you have built together. As we said though, if you would rather sleep in a tent or a hammock then you are more than welcome to!

At night, our instructors will stay out in the woods with you but leave you alone to spend time as a family so that you have your own privacy.



Carve your own spoon or make a bow and arrow

During the course, you will have the chance to make something of your very own to take away. Whether you choose to carve your own spoon or fashion a bow and arrow out of natural materials our instructors will be on hand to help you.  You get to take away your spoon or bow and arrow with you as a memento of the weekend. 

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Family bushcraft courses to suit you

Our family bushcraft courses can be put on at a time to suit you. So, this summer, learn something amazing – learn the basics of bushcraft. You can find out more about our family bushcraft courses here


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