Covid statement:

We have been working hard to return to ‘business as normal’ by creating and adhering to a CovidSAFE plan for our events and activities. However with Government guidance stating that group sizes can be no more than six people, we are unable to deliver our full programme of events at the moment. We are working closely with Forestry England and Lee Valley Park Authority at both of our sites and ensure we practice social distancing, do not share equipment and have enhanced hygiene levels at our events. We look forward to welcoming you back to the woods soon.

 

Baby Bushcraft

Wild play fun in the woods for preschoolers on alternate Fridays. Helping your little one explore and discover the natural world around them.

Covid19 restrictions: unfortunately, these events are not running at the moment

Wild Kids

Bushcraft fun during the school holidays! Suitable for under 9’s, stay and enjoy the woods and get involved with den building, fire lighting, animal tracking and much more. Activities also available for under 5’s too.

Covid-19 Restrictions: unfortunately, these events are not running at the moment.

Family Bushcraft

Spend a day in the woods with your tribe! Work together as a team to set up your wild camp, light a fire, whittle a camp craft project, discover the animals that live in the woods around you.

Covid-19 Restrictions: unfortunately, these events are not running at the moment.

Family Wild Camp

Spend a night in the Danish Shelters deep in the woods. Also enjoy a bushcraft session together in the afternoon, discover the bats that emerge at dusk and find out which animals have been snuffling around at night with out early morning tracking walk.

Covid-19 Restrictions: unfortunately, these events are not running at the moment.

Discover Bushcraft

 day in the woods for the adults taking first steps into bushcraft. Learn about the priorities of survival: shelter, fire and water with hands on practical workshops.

 Autumn courses at Fineshade Wood, Corby and Almost Wild, Lee Valley

Bushcraft, Level 2

The next step on from our Discover Bushcraft course for adults. Develop your skills and delve deeper into Bushcraft with tracking, axe work, fire lighting in a wet woodland and perfecting your tinder bundle!  

Spring courses at Fineshade Wood, Corby and Almost Wild, Lee Valley

Venison Workshop

Learn about the management of UK deer populations. Discover how to skin, butcher & cook venison in a beautiful woodland setting. Feast on delicious venison dishes cooked over the campfire.

Autumn and winter courses at Fermyn Woods, Brigstock and Almost Wild, Lee Valley

Download Activities

Next time you are heading out to the woods, why not try one of our fun outdoor activities? They are suitable for all the family and free to download.

Den Building, Bug Hunting, Discovering Animal Feeding Signs and many more!

 

Go out and see what you can discover!

Surround yourself with nature and find yourself in the woods

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We will help you, whatever your age, have an amazing outdoor adventure through our wide range of  bushcraft and nature immersion activities. In partnership with Forestry England at Fineshade Wood and with the Lee Valley Park Authority at their Almost Wild Campsite, we aim to get more people outdoor confident and learn about sustainable forestry through education and enjoyment. We want to ensure that our outdoor activities today have a positive impact on UK woodlands for future generations to use and enjoy.

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We Provide

  • For Schools:
    Curriculum linked education sessions for KS1 and KS2. Outdoor learning with hands on practical activities such as fire lighting, bug hunting, shelter building and habitat exploration.
  • For Pre-Schoolers:
    Baby Bushcraft & Forest School sessions. An introduction to the outdoors, wild play and woodland exploration.
  • Wild Kids:
    Outdoor adventures for Under 8’s throughout Easter and Summer Holidays.
  • Family Bushcraft:
    Bring the whole tribe and learn about firecraft, shelter building, navigation, knife skills and much more
  • Family Wild Camps:
    Hire a shelter, borrow a tipi tent and enjoy Bushcraft sessions and a night in the woods.
  • For Adults:
    Bushcraft workshops during spring and autumn covering the elements of survival. These include an Introduction into Bushcraft and Bushcraft: Level Two allowing you to develop your skill set.
    Venison Workshops, learning to skin & butcher in a woodland setting before feasting on a variety of venison dishes.
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme:
    Our site in Fineshade Wood is an ideal base for Bronze level expeditions.  We also have another site at Fermyn Woods 10 miles away making a perfect silver level expeidtion between the two sites.  Both have two sets of Danish Shelters which can sleep up to 18 people and a compost toilet.
  • Footsteps into the Wild:
    We are looking for local secondary schools and youth groups to partner with who want to take part in our ‘rewilding’ project. This National Lottery Community fully funded project will reconnect young people to their local wild spaces whilst positively improving skill set, confidence and resiliance.
  • Across the Road:
    Funded by the City Bridge Trust, lunchtime Bushcraft and nature awareness sessions are held for staff at Whipps Cross hospital on their patch of Epping Forest across the road.
  • Birthday Parties:
    Tailored to suit your wild needs! It can include anything and everything we deliver from bushcraft skills workshops, bug hunting and marshmallow toasting to campfire cooking and game butchery and preperation.  Parties catered for adults as well as children

 

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