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Family Survival and Bushcraft Weekend

Looking for a weekend that the whole family can enjoy? Our Family Bushcraft and Survival Weekend is aimed at all ages and is perfect for learning basic bushcraft and survival skills. 

Looking for a weekend in Cornwall that the whole family can enjoy? Our Family Bushcraft and Survival Weekend is aimed at all ages and is perfect for learning basic bushcraft and survival skills. 

This family-oriented survival course will teach you a range of practical wilderness skills including:

  • Fire lighting using various methods

  • Safe cutting and an introduction to basic carving

  • Location and signalling

  • Outdoor cooking

  • Basic water sourcing

  • Trapping and traps


You will spend two nights in our 10 acres, purpose-built woodland site that’s equipped with a range of facilities including toilets, solar showers, survival shelters, tented accommodation and parachute classrooms. Alongside the bushcraft and survival skills, there’ll also be plenty of woodland games and activities that are suited to the whole family. 


When, Who and Price

  • Friday 9th – 11th August 2024

  • Families of all ages and sizes

  • £90 per adult

  • £45 per child

What to Expect

  • Two nights in the woodland on our 10-acre site in the heart of Cornwall

  • Friday evening till Sunday morning

  • Learn basic bushcraft and survival skills

  • Axe throwing

  • Family-oriented activities aimed to include the whole family

  • A family bonding experience

What to Bring

  • Sleeping bag 

  • Wash kit including a towel

  • Old clothes and swimwear

  • Waterproofs

  • Robust footwear

Good to Know

  • All staff are ex-military DBS and First Aid Trained

  • The site is located 5 minutes off the A30 just outside Truro

  • Free parking

  • Well behaved dogs welcome

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Benefits of a Family Bushcraft Course

There are numerous benefits of participating in a family bushcraft and survival weekend, including:

Bonding and Togetherness

Engaging in the Family Bushcraft and Survival Weekend creates a unique opportunity for families to bond and strengthen their relationships. The shared experiences, challenges, and triumphs of learning and practicing survival skills in a natural setting foster a sense of togetherness and create lasting memories.

Practical Wilderness Skills

The course provides participants with essential bushcraft and survival skills valuable in outdoor and emergencies. Learning how to light fires using various methods, safely handle cutting tools, navigate using location and signaling techniques, and source necessities like water and food equips families with practical knowledge that can be applied during camping trips, hikes, or unforeseen circumstances.

Self-Reliance and Resilience

The Family Bushcraft and Survival Weekend instills a sense of self-reliance and resilience in participants. Families gain confidence in adapting to different environments and challenges by mastering fundamental survival skills. This newfound resilience can positively impact their mindset and approach to problem-solving in various aspects of life.

Appreciation for Nature

Families develop a deeper appreciation for nature through hands-on activities and spending time in our unique 10-acre woodland site. Immersed in the beauty of the natural surroundings, participants gain a greater understanding of the importance of preserving and respecting the environment. This newfound appreciation for nature often translates into eco-conscious behaviors and a desire to explore and connect with the outdoors.

Outdoor Recreation and Fun

Alongside the bushcraft and survival skills, the Family Bushcraft and Survival Weekend incorporates a range of woodland games and family-oriented activities. This ensures that the experience is educational and enjoyable for everyone involved. Families can engage in axe throwing, participate in interactive games, and partake in outdoor cooking, creating a sense of adventure and fun in a safe and supervised environment.

Educational and Personal Growth

The course promotes continuous learning and personal growth. Participants can expand their knowledge, acquire new skills, and challenge themselves in a supportive environment. Families can develop a sense of achievement as they master practical wilderness skills and overcome obstacles, fostering personal growth and a sense of accomplishment.

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