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Family Bushcrafts

Build a shelter, light a fire, cook a meal and make something to take away with Wild North Discovery.

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. All our leaders are DBS checked. 

Booking is essential through Wild North Discovery: Tel 01388 529154 or


Event details

When is the event?

Sunday 1 April 2018 (more dates available)

What time is it on?

1:00pm to 4:30pm

Who is this for?

5 years and over (maximum of 2 children per adult)

How much?

40 per family (2 to 4 people) 10 per additional person

Where to meet?

Hamsterley Visitor Centre

What to wear?

Bring food for a BBQ, waterproof clothing and sturdy footwear.

Do I need to book?

Booking is through Wild North Discovery (see above)

Dogs Allowed:


Event dates

Sunday 1 April 2018
Sunday 15 April 2018
Sunday 5 August 2018
Sunday 2 September 2018
Sunday 28 October 2018


OS Grid ref: NZ092312
Postcode: DL13 3NL

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