Family Bushcraft Weekend

WildWoodlands Family Bushcraft Weekend

This course has been designed for families to learn about about Bushcraft and practical outdoor living skills during a fun and safe weekend. No prior experience is required for you to attend this course.
All courses vary depending on the season but below is a typical example of the format of our WildWoodlands Family Bushcraft Weekend:

  • Course Location: Cornwall
  • Course Time: 9:00 Saturday – 12:00 Sunday
  • Course Duration: 2 Days
  • Course Age: 8+
  • Course size: 10
  • Meals: Catered
  • Call Us: 07817 801618

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After meeting at the designated meeting point for 9.00 am, we have introductions followed by a safety briefing. We then have a short walk from the car park into the woodland. During the walk we will point out the location for drinking water, washing area and composting toilet.

Once we arrive at the base camp area, we will take the opportunity to outline the course structure, introduce you to the camp equipment, allowing you to settle into the woodland environment. The instructor will take you through knife safety usage and safe cutting techniques when using knives and saws.

Next we will move onto shelter building, following a brief introduction on resources and locations, an instructor will guide you through the shelter building process and you we will then have the opportunity to build a shelter for you to sleep in for the night should you wish.

Lunch, involves learning how to prepare and cook fish over the open fire.

We will then be looking at how to source, filter and purify your water, and then as always, a course favorite fire lighting techniques using natural resources.

After a short break we then next move on to preparing the evening meal. Dinner is provided and usually consists of game bird either (pigeon or pheasant) or rabbit.

Our instructors will guide you through how to prepare your food in a variety of ways. After the evening meal, weather permitting we will be using the night-time sky to look at the star constellations and how it can be used for navigation.


The morning begins with a brief history and demonstration of making damper bread around the fire; we will discuss cooking techniques and various ingredients that can be used. We then follow this on with a demonstration on various cutting tools, how to sharpen them, and the legal aspects of carrying and using edged tools.

After a short break we spend the rest of our time foraging in and around the woodland learning about various plants and plant identification, tree identification and tree use.

At 12:00 noon the course ends and time to depart.

Our courses are designed to be a fun experience and at no point during the course will you be expected to do anything that you are uncomfortable with. Our helpful and friendly instructors are always on hand with help, advice, and assistance.