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Family Bushcrafts

Den Building at Hamsterley Forest. North East England





Build a shelter, light a fire, cook a meal and make something to take away.

You’ll need to build a shelter, your own den in the woods. You’re going to eat so you’ll build and light your own camp fire (but no matches!). You’ll cook your food and then sitting round the fire you can have a go at making an elder-wood pea-shooter or a string bracelet from nettles!

Eat before you arrive and bring your own food to BBQ over your fire.

The activity leader, Bruce Ferguson, is qualified through the Institute for Outdoor Learning to teach bushcrafts to groups and has been involved in bushcrafts and teaching woodland skills for over 30 years.

  • Booking Essential: Ring 01388 529154 or email to check place availability before booking on-line.
  • Wild North Discovery Website 

Event details

When is the event?

Sunday 29 October 2017

What time is it on?

1:00pm to 4:30pm

Who is this for?

5+ accompanied by an adult. Maximum of 2 children per adult.

How much?

30 per family (2 to 4 people), 10 per additional person.

Where to meet?

Hamsterley Information Point

What to wear?

Bring waterproof clothing, sturdy footwear and food to BBQ

Do I need to book?

Booking is essential through Wild North Discovery - see above

Dogs Allowed:


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