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Family Bushcrafts

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. All our leaders are DBS checked.

Booking essential through Wild North Discovery: Tel 01388 529154 or


Event details

When is the event?

Saturday 27 October 2018

What time is it on?

1:00pm to 4:30pm

Who is this for?

5+ years (Maximum of 2 children per adult)

How much?

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

Where to meet?

Kielder Castle Information Point

What to wear?

Eat before you arrive AND bring food for BBQ. Bring water-proof clothing and sturdy footwear

Do I need to book?

Booking essential through Wild North Discovery (see above)



OS Grid ref: NY632936
Postcode: NE48 1ER

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