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Get busy with bushcraft this half term

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Kids learn bushcraft skills at Haldon Forest Park

The Forestry Commission has planned some fun bushcraft events to keep children amused this half term on its estate in West Devon.

On Tuesday 16 February children can head to Cookworthy Forest, near Holsworthy where our Ranger will teach them some basic bushcraft and survival skills in the Celtic roundhouse. There will be sessions on fire lighting and shelter building and there will be toasted marshmallows to finish with. Similar events will then be held at Eggesford Forest near Crediton on Thursday 18 February.

There will two sessions on both days. The first, aimed at children between four and eight will run from 10am until 12 noon. The later sessions, which will start at 1.30pm and finish at 3.30pm are for children aged between eight and 12. The cost is 6 per child and accompanying adults go free. Booking is essential by calling 01392 834233.

Kirstie Smith, Communications Manager, Forestry Commission on 01392 834249.