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Bushcraft was an excellent activity for the group to develop team building skills as well as gaining knowledge and understanding about the outdoors. The bushcraft area is a safe, well controlled environment set in its natural surroundings and provides young people who often dont experience the outdoors with a really valuable learning and fun experience. Emily was excellent on the day, not only organising some excellent activities, but providing me with additional support at the end of the day with a difficult situation. Other forestry staff on site were all friendly and helpful making this a really worthwhile, enjoyable day for everybody. Our young people said it was a great day out and asked to go back again and do something else. we loved it.

Jo Tasker, 15/Aug/2017
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We attended the Bushcraft for Families event and really enjoyed the activities, particularly den building and toasting marshmallows. Thank you - we had a great day!

Anonymous, 11/Aug/2017
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Thanks for putting on a great bushcraft party. Grace ran up to me during the party flung her arms around me and screamed "best birthday party ever!". What more needs to be said😁

Thanks so much.

Anonymous, 29/Jun/2017
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Our school has been using Sherwood Pines' provision for many years and have always found it to be first class. We have just returned from a full day of pond dipping, orienteering, bush craft

tree identification. We all had an amazing time. Big thank you to all the park rangers who made our visit safe, exciting and fun!!

Graham Cullen, 10/Jun/2017
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My daughter & her friend had an amazing birthday party. The Rangers, Emily & Rob were engaging & kept the children interested & on task. Everyone really enjoyed the activities which were so much fun & safe! Definitely recommend to others

Kerry, 4/Jun/2017
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Great day on our team away day!

Fun activities, nice people & lovely food

Would recommemd to anyone

Ashlie Ratcliff, 15/May/2017
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A fantastic day, I would most definitely recommend the bush craft day. We had a party of all ages including young children and Karina and Bob pitched it perfectly for all of us. They even helped our 3 year old (safely!) light fires, which he thought was brilliant! Thank you very very much. Kate

Kate , 5/Apr/2017
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Thank you for a fab day - we loved map reading, making fires, den building, taking Frank for a trip round the assault course and of course toasting marshmallows!! So much fun and not a moment to get bored which is quite some feat! Thank you Karina and Bob xx

Theo aged 3 and Isabella aged 6 (part of Julie's party) , 3/Apr/2017
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We booked a bushcraft day for a 40th Birthday party with 14 children under 7 and 14 adults. The day was fantastic from start to finish. The children (and adults) all had a brilliant day and have not stopped talking about it since. Thank you once again.

Daniel, 3/Apr/2017
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We recently bought a class of year 4 children to participate in some bushcraft activities with Karina and Bob as part of a three day residential trip. I cannot thank both Karina and Bob enough for the wonderful time that they gave us all.

From the moment we arrived, we were totally looked after and the activities we did were brilliant. The children had an amazing time in the assault course and loved the fire lighting activity. Karina and Bob were absolutely amazing with the children and I cannot thank them enough. They helped create wonderful memories for the children to treasure forever.

Rachael Mitchell , 30/Mar/2017
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Karina - We were so impressed with the effort you made to remember the boys names before we reached the camp area.

The cool calm and collected manor you ran the day was an inspiration. The way you connected with the boys and the timing of the events was perfect. You made the day the best birthday Miles has ever had. All his friends have asked for their birthday party to be with you.

Thank you so much for a wonderful day, Jane and I can't stop thinking about it and how easy you made it for us.

Thanks for arranging the lunch and moving the days around. Please pass on our thanks to Emily (Bob) for creating the booking and taking care of us while you were away.

I am particularly envious of your job, however I am sure I couldn't deliver such a skilled day. We have some great photos and many wonderful memories.

Martin, 6/Oct/2016
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I could not recommend the bushcraft experience more. Karina and 'Bob' (Emily) were just super. They were so happy to accommodate requests to make the day perfect for the bride-to-be. The food was delicious and the events we chose (fire lighting, shelter building, and wood craft) were great fun. A competative start with geocaching also kick started us all into high spirits. Lots of laughs were had and I couldn't have asked for better. Thank you so much for making the hen do one to remember!

'Han's Hen Do', 25/Sep/2016
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Anonymous, 19/Sep/2016
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Absolutely fantastic! My Daughter received a trip to your Family Bushcraft Overnighter for her birthday and she loved it! As an adventurous 11 year old she really enjoyed building her own shelter to sleep in from woodland materials, learning to safely light a fire, night games in the woods, splitting fire wood and tons more.

The staff running the show were amazing with all the kids and adults. So Bob, Robin and of course, Karina you get a massive thank you from the Southern contingent; you were all brilliant peeps.

If you fancy something to do as a family next summer try this. You wont be disappointed, I'd give it more stars if I could.


Bats. Bats are cool.

John Southern, 20/Aug/2016
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We had lunch round a campfire then took part in Geo caching as part of a work away day. Karina was very helpful and accommodating, meeting us at the visitor centre to take us on a guided walk to the campfire. The food was fantastic and in a lovely setting. The Geocaching which was really well co-ordinated and enjoyed by everyone.

Anonymous, 29/Jul/2016
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I would like to take this opportunity to say a BIG thank you to yourself, Bob and Lyndsey for such a great day. All of the children and staff who came along learnt so much and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. All staff and children had a fantastic day. The rangers could have not been better if they tried! Karina was extremely helpful from the initial enquiry right up to the farewell wave as we left the forest after the trip. The children have been talking about the trip all day today and can't wait until next week when they will be writing their own recounts of the day. Some of the children have been heard to say; "That was the best trip ever!" "I wish we could go there everyday." "Can Karina come to school and help us build a big shelter on the field because she is amazing!"

All in all, everyone involved had a great day and have recommended the activities and leaders to other year groups and schools.

Thank you for all of your help and enthusiasm, you are superstars!

Anonymous, 24/May/2016
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A group of 10 girls aged 7-8 came to the Bushcraft camp for our daughter's 8th Birthday party in March. As well as starting fires, roasting hotdogs, melting marshmallows and building shelters our Ranger Emily incorporated an Easter Egg hunt around the site - a huge area of fully enclosed forest with lots to discover including t-pees, assault courses, and log cabins. What an amazing day, 5 hours flew by, the best party we have ever had!!

Lindsay Biddulph, 22/Mar/2016
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We spent 2 days here with all of our KS2 classes and have to say it's one of the best trips we've been on in ages - the Bushcraft activities were captivating for all of our pupils - fire-starting and shelter building - and the rangers were absolutely out of this world. The children got more our of these 2 days than we could possibly have hoped for and it really helped to motivate them and bring our topic to life - many thanks to all the rangers who helped us and taught us.

Julie, Joy & 72 children..., 13/Mar/2016
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We had an amazing 'Bushcraft Day' for our daughter's 7th Birthday on 14th November 2015 with seven of her friends. Karina and Luke were fantastic and despite the inclement weather the children all had a brilliant time - map reading, building a shelter and lighting fires. The facilities are excellent - I feel really inspired to go back and try and overnight stay with the family one day.

Zoe and Carl, 23/Nov/2015
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We had a 6th birthday party at the weekend and it was great!

The kids aged 4 to 9 years old really enjoyed the activities (shelter building, reading the map, lighting a fire...) and the adults also joined in. Karina was super and she managed the children very well and was very friendly and knowledgeable. Would really recommend it!

Katy , Andy and Eric, 5/Oct/2015
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Along with my two sons, we had a top boy bonding time. Building our shelter to sleep in, cooking on the campfire, games and crafts - gadgets were forgotten. We returned soon after to host a 10th birthday party. The party guests enjoyed the activities and the walk back in the dark! Thanks Karina & Emily

Colin, Owen & Lawrence, 15/Sep/2015
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Hi, karina and 'Bob' made us feel very welcome and we're always on hand with informative info, a helping hand, some bushcraft skills and some scrummy camp food.

Samuel (age 4) said to me "thankyou daddy for bringing me here I diddnt know I would love it so much!"

Mark and Samuel, 28/Aug/2015
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I am so glad I chose to do the Sherwood Bushcraft residential. I had always wanted to do a Bushcraft course, and this was better than I could have possibly imagined, and is definitely one of the best experiences of my life. I have learnt so much over the duration of the course, and I am already teaching family and friends how to create the same things I had created. It has inspired me to take on challenges with the skills I have learnt and to improve them further. I really don't know what could have been better, because I feel that this was better than the best. Karina and Bob were so welcoming and good fun, always having a laugh and ensuring that everyone's time at the camp was amazing. The food was fantastic(thanks Bob!) and a world away from the visions of 'boil-in-the-bag' DofE food I had prior to the visit. If you are interested in anything like this, then do not hesitate, because you will have the time of your life.

Flora, Gold DofE Residentila, 21/Aug/2015

Hi Karina

I write to say a huge thank you. Nick had a wonderful time, he spoke the whole way back to Cornwall and was thrilled that you provided an experience that allowed him to learn, have fun and still have a structure that was flexible.

I was impressed by so much of what Nick described.

We wish you all the very best and will be recommending your program to anyone we meet who seeks a Gold DoE residential.

Warmest regards and best wishes,

Tim and Louise

Anonymous, 10/Aug/2015
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We came on Sunday for a birthday party for 8 year old boys. It was FANTASTIC! So many of the boys and their parents have contacted me to say that it was the best party they had ever been to. Thank you.

Laura, 14/Jul/2015
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I would like to inform you of the fantastic day that myself, colleagues and our school pupils had at Sherwood Pines on Friday 19th June. Throughout the day our sessions were lead by Katrina Thornton and two other ladies. We took part in shelter building activities, fire lighting, wood whittling and water purifying.

The day was extremely well organised and thoroughly enjoyed by each and every one of the 6 staff and 37 pupils. Many of our pupils said that it had been their best school trip ever!

We look forward to booking other activities with you in the future.

Anonymous, 22/Jun/2015
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Thank you so so much for a lovely birthday adventure for Max and Harry. They had so much fun as did all their friends - even the weather did not stop the enjoyment.

We will be back when Theo is older!

Anonymous, 8/Jun/2015
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Kids had a great time and particularly enjoyed the fire lighting activity. Karina was excellent and kept the cubs attentive at all times. Will likely come again for den building!

11th West Bridgford Scouts, 21/May/2015

just have a great interest in it as its more needed in this time than ever those whom has forgotten this have lost their marbles altogether

carlos dyer, 25/Feb/2015
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