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Bushcraft for schools and youth groups

Young rangers taking part in a den building event at Sherwood forest.

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We have extensive experience working with schools and youth groups and pride ourselves on delivering programmes to suit your organisation’s specific learning objectives.

Our bushcraft site provides a unique learning environment and is ideal for engaging children with challenging behaviours.

Our activities are designed to increase confidence, promote team-working and help foster a love of the outdoors. Read our case studies to find out about some of the groups we have worked with.

We want to make booking as easy as possible so here are some of the answers to our frequently asked questions.

What activities are included in a bushcraft day?

Popular choices include map reading, shelter building, fire lighting and having a go on our assault course, but you can choose from our range of activities. Not sure which activites are best suited for your group or your learning outcomes? Just get in touch and we can help you design a programme that will sut you.

How many children can we bring?

We work with up to 15 pupils per ranger. If you have a larger group you can either book additional rangers or, if you need to keep your costs down, you can choose to self-lead some parts of the day.

How much does it cost?

Our charge is £210 per ranger for a weekday visit.

Where can the children eat their lunch?

We spend the whole day at our bushcraft camp which is tucked away in a secluded corner of the forest. We have two compost toilets, a covered kitchen area, yurt and tipi but usually children choose to eat their lunch in the shelters that they have built. 

What about bad weather?

We hardly ever let the weather stop us. We would only ever cancel a visit due to dangerous winds or large amounts of snow. Come dressed for the weather and we will keep warm with the activities.

What about health and safety?

All of our activities are risk assessed, all our rangers are DBS checked and first aid trained. You can download our risk assessments on the right hand side of this page.

How do we make a booking?

All you need to do is Email or call Karina on 0300 067 5463 and we will send you a booking form.

Last updated: 31st July 2017

England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.