Bushcraft Courses for Schools

Bushcraft, Wilderness and Survival Lessons

Quite a few of the outdoor adventure companies we work with have started adding bushcraft options to their school trip itineraries. Together with specialist bushcraft companies, they are making a great case for the teaching of sustainability and nature awareness courses. Speaking to some of the experts who have designed and run these outdoor bushcraft courses, we love what they have to offer school groups, and are keen to share them with you. We can offer you courses up and down the country, suitable for any key stage, from half day experiences to multi day adventures. We can even send bushcraft specialists to your school to teach your children on the school grounds. Take a look below or get in contact with us for more information.

Children living in urban areas often have very little contact with the great outdoors. Our woodlands and hills, rivers and streams are not part of their daily life, and many kids are completely detached from the natural world. Traditional residential activity holidays are great for getting school kids out in the fresh air, getting muddy, but a new breed of outdoor adventure trips are gaining serious momentum - the bushcraft trip - life without technology!

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Braeside Residential



Superb residential outdoor learning centre based on the edge of the Marlborough Downs in Wiltshire. Offering physical and educational programmes for young people tailored specifically to them in an idyllic setting.

Purpose built high ropes and zip wire area All equipment and experienced activity leaders supplied Clean cosy dormitory rooms to suit groups of almost any size Flexible catering arrangements - we can accommodate even the fussiest of eaters Self contained, secure site with 24 hour CCTV Knowledgeable staff to assist in planning and delivery of memorable educational visits Fantastic location to stage a variety of themed trips in the surrounding area Easy access to the Avon & Kennet Canal, Salisbury and Stonehenge, Bath and Bristol. Flexible pricing and programming to suit any type of trip for any age group All inclusive price offers means there are no hidden extras AG&T courses available ...

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London & South East
Science, History, Bushcraft, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, worldwar, SEN


At Ufton, we provide engaging history and outdoor learning school trips for Schools across the South East. ...

Ufton Court

London & South East
Citizenship, Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN


We can deliver ‘back to basics’ sessions in how to live off the land. Our Bush Craft activity can be 1.5-3 hours long (one-off or regular) or a full day. Under the supervision of one of our instructors, you can learn how to build a shelter, light a fire without matches and cook yourself a meal...

Residential trips to Lambourne End Activity Centre

Wales
Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Wildlife, Bushcraft


Visit this centre set in the Margam Country Park, surrounded by beautiful parkland to explore. With easy access to a wide variety of field sites it is an excellent base for fun outdoor activities, geography and biology trips at all ages. ...

FSC Margam Discovery Centre

South West
Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN


Our Vision: To change people's lives by sharing our passions for the water and outdoors Our Mission: To provide the BEST possible Outdoor Education experience for children of school age. ...

Rockley Watersports



Wales
Citizenship, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN


Set in a prime location, Anglesey Outdoors is the ideal venue for real outdoor adventure, field studies or simply a place to set up base. Bespoke residentials provided by dedicated professional staff. ...

Anglesey Outdoors

London & South East
Geography, Farm, Bushcraft, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN, Physical Education


We are based on a farm, in a forest, by a river and near the sea, so the array of habitats is vast! We have residential accommodation at our farm and wonderful treehouse classrooms based in ancient mixed woodland nearby. ...

Countryside Education Trust - Field Studies

Midlands
PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, SEN


Outdoor Learning, Forest School and Team Building, hands on activities set in the Wyre Forest or location of your choice. These promote Personal and Social Development and can contribute to SMSC and PSHE outcomes for your group. ...

Personal Development- Outdoor Learning

Wales
Geography, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Sports Centre, Watersports


Each individual trip is packed with adventure to excite, inspire and build confidence, something that cannot always be achieved in the classroom. By enticing pupils out of their comfort zone and creating situations that may be new or unfimiliar to them, pupils are encouraged to take a positive appr...

Plas Menai

East of England
Science, Biology, Physical Education, Bushcraft


If you struggle for transport why not get us to come to you? We are able to bring a selection of our activities to your school such as bushcraft, problem solving, a climbing wall, archery, kiting and tree identification workshops. ...

Nene Outdoors Outreach

North East
Geography, Fieldstudies, History, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN


Ford Castle is a Medieval castle, situated in the beautiful countryside of Northumberland close to the Scottish border. Surrounded by vast private grounds we offer a wide range of challenging on-site and additional off-site activities. ...

Ford Castle Outdoor Activity Residential Centre

North East
Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Geology, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN


Bushcraft, or BEACHcraft as we prefer to call it, can be incorporated into any of our activity sessions or we can do a full session on this topic alone. We can take your students on a short trip in a boat to a beach accessible only by boat! There we can look at how we could survive without all th...

Beach School

London & South East
Citizenship, Physical Education, Bushcraft


Grosvenor Hall in Ashford is a complete indoor and outdoor education centre with some of the best activity facilities in Europe, just an hour outside of London. ...

Grosvenor Hall - Kingswood

Wales
Citizenship, Geography, Physical Geography, Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, Watersports, Accommodation Only


Bush-Craft - Learn to make natural shelters – Improvised Shelters, Water Purification, Making Fire by Natural Methods, Pump Drill, Flint & Steel, Bow Drill and if we are lucky using the sun to light fires. If you’re staying for a few days, we can organise additional sessions where we go into mu...

Open Door Adventure

South West
Geography, Fieldstudies, Languages, Art, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports


Over 110 years of experience, and 4000 groups annually means you can trust Scout Adventures with your School residential. Accommodation is provided in our highly popular tented village and our instructors can deliver an experience built around you...

Scout Adventures Buddens
★★★★★

North
Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, Science, Biology, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft


FSC Blencathra occupies a dramatic setting at 300m up the south facing slope of Blencathra with an unparalleled panorama across the Lake District National Park. Visit for residential geography and biology trips at all ages. ...

FSC Blencathra

East Midlands
Citizenship, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Accommodation Only


In the heart of the Peak District, Crowden Outdoor Educational Centre has been working with schools and youth groups since 1979. Creating bespoke outdoor learning opportunities and utilising the natural environment for a real adventure. ...

Crowden Outdoor Education Centre

Scotland
Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft


FSC Millport has purpose-built accommodation and teaching spaces which provide an excellent base for a range of courses. It is just 10 minutes by ferry from the mainland. Great base for fun outdoor activities, biology and geography trips at all ages....

FSC Millport

North
Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN


Situated within the stunning surroundings of Crosby Coastal Park , Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre's team of dedicated fully qualified staff are able to deliver a wide range of outdoor adventurous activities to both residential and day visit clients...

Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre

Midlands
Science, Geography, Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, SEN, Physics, Biology, Fieldstudies


Boundless Outdoors Bell Heath centre reopened in 2018 following a £1m investment and is proving very popular. This wonderful facility in north Worcestershire with it's adrenalin-fuelled activities sleeps 78 people and is 20 minutes from Birmingham. ...

Bell Heath

London & South East
Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN


The Adur Centre is ideal for your school residential trip. We offer amazing activities including climbing, paddle sports, mountain biking and many more. The trip will be tailored to meet your needs and our residential trips are astounding value! ...

Adur Outdoor Activity Centre

London & South East
Bushcraft


Back-to-nature teamwork activities in a rural bushcraft setting ...

Big Hat Bushcamp Residential Stays

South West
Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, History, Medieval, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, Accommodation Only


Our exciting Bushcraft sessions and challenges are geared to help you get back to basics whilst also enjoying the natural environment. Using our own woodland site on the Isle of Purbeck near Corfe Castle and Swanage, the sessions are fun and educational. Our bushcraft & Survival Specialist, Ian, ...

Cumulus Outdoors-Swanage

Scotland
Geography, Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, Sports Centre, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only


We want everyone to be able to take part in sport and stay under one roof. Our recently reopened inclusive centre, set in a sprawling 83 acre estate in Largs, allows just that. With an expansive choice of indoor & outdoor activities for all. ...

Additional Support Needs School Residentials

North
Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports


YMCA Lakeside is one of the largest outdoor education centres in Europe. Established in the 1960's we've welcomed over 1 million children and young people to a world of outdoor learning. Situated on the beautiful banks of Lake Windermere. ...

YMCA Lakeside

Outback 2 Basics
Outback 2 Basics
★★★★★

All UK Regions
Fieldstudies, History, Prehistory, Bushcraft


A fantastic way to get children immersed in the Stone Age. Workshops are Interactive & hands on. An opportunity to get up-close and personal with our ancient ancestors. Smell and feel the Stone Age. We even have a real mammoth tooth to pass around!...

Outback 2 Basics
★★★★★

South West
Citizenship, Physical Education, PSHE, Food, Bushcraft


Learning about the Outdoors at our Outdoor Education centre makes Mill on the Brue a perfect environment to inspire people. With over 40 activities to choose in our river valley, we can tailor-make your programme to suit your groups needs. ...

Mill on the Brue Outdoor Activity Centre

Midlands
English, History, Saxons, Vikings, Bushcraft, SEN


We make history fun, engaging and informative by using hands-on outdoor activities, reconstructed artifacts and costumes to provide an immersive experience of the Vikings! ...

The Vikings

London & South East
Citizenship, Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN


We can deliver ‘back to basics’ sessions in how to live off the land. Our Bush Craft activity can be 1.5-3 hours long (one-off or regular) or a full day. Under the supervision of one of our instructors, you can learn how to build a shelter, light a fire without matches and cook yourself a mea...

Lambourne End Outdoor Centre

London & South East
Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Wildlife, Bushcraft


FSC uses sites across London including parks and urban spaces to deliver exciting fieldwork and outdoor learning one day trips. We work in partnership with The Royal Parks and the London Borough of Lewisham at some of these locations. ...

FSC London

Northern Ireland
Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Wildlife, Bushcraft


Delivering high quality outdoor learning to schools, colleges, groups and individuals across the island of Ireland. Visit FSC Ireland for fun one day visits at all ages covering outdoor activities, geography and biology. ...

FSC Ireland

Midlands
Citizenship, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Physical Education, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft


Small family-run company crafting unique outdoor adventures because we understand that no two groups are the same. Work with us to build your experience exactly to the needs of your pupils. ...

Shropshire Bushcraft Residential

Scotland
Geography, Religious Education, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports


With 110 acres to play in, Whithaugh Park offer the perfect place to get immersed in nature and the outdoors. Bushcraft survival skill sessions can either be instructor-led, where we will teach the group to make fires, build shelters and survive in the wild, or teachers can use the grounds of the ce...

Rock UK - Whithaugh Park

All UK Regions
Citizenship, Maths, PSHE, Bushcraft, SEN


THE UK’S LEADING PROVIDER OF SCHOOL TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITY DAYS WiseUp Team Building come to you with all the equipment and run educational problem solving activity days for your students. 800+ students catered for for as little as £4.20pp ...

Team Building–We Come To You–Unlimited Numbers

London & South East
Science, Geography, Farm, Bushcraft, Biology, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN, Physical Education


We are based on a farm, by a river, in a forest, near the sea! Lots of wonderful activities are available from bushcraft to looking after our farm animals to visiting historic sites. Oh, and children rate our food 5/5! ...

Countryside Education Trust

Midlands
Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, Wildlife, Bushcraft


The centre has easy access to a wide range of sites from the South Shropshire Hills AONB, to Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, Ludlow, Birmingham and Snowdonia. Visit for fun outdoor activities, geography and biology trips at all ages. ...

FSC Preston Montford
Stone Age Workshops
Stone Age Workshops
★★★★★

All UK Regions
History, Bushcraft, Prehistory, SEN


Our Sticks and Stone Age programme is a great way to introduce the Stone Age topic. We offer a unique interactive 'show and tell' to really bring the subject alive and pass around the tools and clothes of the past. Touch, taste and smell the StoneAge...

Stone Age Workshops
★★★★★

All UK Regions
Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Bushcraft


Experience amazing outdoor locations at Field Studies Council’s network of UK Centres. Our courses are all focused on students being immersed in the natural world. They also make use of the beautiful surroundings including using bushcraft skills. ...

Bushcraft with the Field Studies Council

North
Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft, SEN


Bramhope Scout Campsite is set on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales less than 10 miles from Leeds City Centre. Set in 13.5 acres Bramhope Campsite offers a variety of accommodation and activities for all ages, abilities and different sized groups. ...

Bramhope Scout Centre

London & South East
Citizenship, Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, Watersports, Accommodation Only


Bushcraft takes place in our dedicated woodland area. Students can learn about why things are seen and how to hide themselves by breaking up their shape. They can build shelters out of natural materials and learn how to start a fire using traditional techniques. Our bushcraft sessions are both educa...

Outdoor Adventurous Experiences – Residential

Midlands
Citizenship, Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only


This can be incorporated into many elements that we offer such as whittling, fire lighting, shelter building, tree and plant identification, navigation by nature, cordage, water purification, wild food from trees, handling saws and knifes, woodland nature art and preparing and cooking outdoors, such...

Action Packed Residential Trips

London & South East
English, Maths, Geology, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Business, Physical Education, Art, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only


We offer a 100% BESPOKE residential to the Isle of Wight for schools. This can include transport, accommodation, activities, risk assessments and so much more, allowing you to save time and money. Leave the work to us so you can focus on teaching! ...

School residentials on the beautiful Isle of Wight

North
Physical Education, Languages, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports


Over 110 years of experience, and 4000 groups annually means you can trust Scout Adventures with your School residential. With both indoor accommodation and tented village options, our instructors can deliver an experience built around you. ...

Scout Adventures Great Tower
★★★★★

North
Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports


With easy access to both the coastline of Morecambe Bay, the glaciated uplands of the southern Lake District and the lakes of Windermere and Coniston, FSC Castle Head is ideally situated for a wide range of field studies and adventurous activities. ...

FSC Castle Head

Midlands
Citizenship, Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft


Forest-based adventurous and environmental courses set in 90 acres of oak woodland in the beautiful Wyre Forest. A range of accommodation includes main centre, glamping pods, and a cottage in the wilds. Sole occupancy and bespoke courses available....

Frank Chapman Outdoor Education Centre

London & South East
Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Wildlife, Bushcraft


FSC Epping Forest, is situated in the heart of Epping Forest, an area of around 2,400 hectares of wood-pasture. Visit FSC Epping Forest for fun and engaging primary or secondary one day outdoor field trips. ...

FSC Epping Forest

London & South East
History, Languages, Wildlife, Bushcraft


Over 110 years of experience, and 4000 groups annually means you can trust Scout Adventures with your School residential. With both indoor accommodation and tented village options, our instructors can deliver an experience built around you. ...

Scout Adventures Youlbury
★★★★★

South West
English, Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Art, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN


Bush craft sessions aim to improve communications skills, resilience and environmental awareness. The activities could include how to safely make and light a fire using natural materials, water purification, cooking, camouflage and concealment as well as building a shelter. Each session is different...

Outposts Residential Camp Somerset

Midlands
History, Geography, Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only, Romans, Victorian, Fieldstudies


At Boundless Outdoors, our Bushcraft and Survival Skills sessions are very popular with people of all ages. We will teach you how to build a shelter using natural materials, build and start a fire, source clean water and make a basic dough to cook bread over an open fire. With just the basic knife s...

History and Field Studies

East of England
Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Wildlife, Bushcraft


Visit FSC Flatford Mill for fun residential geography and biology trips at all ages. The centre is the first and original field study centre set up during the 1940’s, set amidst quintessentially English countryside of the Dedham Vale in Suffolk. ...

FSC Flatford Mill

Wales
Citizenship, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Archaeology, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft


Bushcraft is at our core. All our staff are passionate, highly skilled instructors who deliver fun, interactive, hands on sessions and the students will leave with real life practical skills. These sessions could include knife skills to make tent pegs, cordage and knot work and campfire cooking. ...

North Wales Bushcraft Residential

Wales
Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports


If you are looking for a school residential, an activity day, a short break or a full on wilderness adventure then this is the place to find it all. We have over 25 years experience running school residential and day trips. ...

Safe and Sound Outdoors

London & South East
Science, Geography, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies


Sustainability in action! Come and visit us for a day or more to learn all about looking after the planet in our beautiful 55 acre woodland site nettled in stunning the South Downs National Park. Packed with hands on activities for all ages. ...

The Sustainability Centre

North East
Science, Physics, Physical Education, Languages, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports


Over 110 years of experience, and 4000 groups annually means you can trust Scout Adventures with your School residential. With both indoor accommodation and tented village options, our instructors can deliver an experience built around you. ...

Scout Adventures Hawkhirst
★★★★★

Wales
Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, SEN


Plas Gwynant is an amazing setting in its own parkland at the foot of Mount Snowdon in North Wales, and offers high qualilty outdoor learning amongst the mountains, rivers and lakes of the Snowdonia National Park. Sole occupancy is available. ...

Plas Gwynant Outdoor Education Centre

London & South East
Citizenship, Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, Watersports, Accommodation Only


Bushcraft takes place in our dedicated woodland area. Students can learn about why things are seen and how to hide themselves by breaking up their shape. They can build shelters out of natural materials and learn how to start a fire using traditional techniques. Our bushcraft sessions are both educa...

Outdoor Adventurous Experiences – Day Visits

South West
Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Wildlife, Bushcraft


FSC Nettlecombe Court has excellent access to the Somerset coast as well as Exmoor National Park and The Quantocks Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Visit for fun outdoor activities, geography and biology trips at all ages. ...

FSC Nettlecombe Court

London & South East
Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Wildlife, Bushcraft


Set in South Buckinghamshire, within the Chiltern Hills, visit FSC Amersham for fun and engaging primary or secondary one day outdoor field trips for geography or science. ...

FSC Amersham

London & South East
Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Food, Wildlife, Bushcraft


Five fantastic locations in the South East offering fieldwork for all ages to bring the curriculum to life. The choice of day and residential centres include a huge range of excellent urban and rural field sites from Box Hill to Bushy Park. ...

Field Studies Council - London South East
★★★★★

Wales
Citizenship, History, Geography, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Prehistory, Medieval, Human Geography, Physical, Fieldstudies


In Pembrokeshire, Pro-Active Adventure offer some of the most spectacular activity venues in South Wales. We have a full range of activity programmes that are developed to meet the individual needs of your pupil group. Programmes last from 1 - 5 days...

Pro-Active Adventure Broad Haven

All UK Regions
Citizenship, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, SEN


Bringing the skills needed to survive and thrive in the wild to your students, WiseUp Team Building's Bushcraft Challenge is a fantastic way for learners to get hands on, practical experience. Firelighting, shelter building, natural crafts and more! ...

Bushcraft–We Come To You–Unlimited Numbers

Scout Adventures Downe
Scout Adventures Downe
★★★★★

London & South East
History, Victorian, Languages, Wildlife, Bushcraft


Over 110 years of experience, and 4000 groups annually means you can trust Scout Adventures with your School residential. With both indoor accommodation and tented village options, our instructors can deliver an experience built around you. ...

Scout Adventures Downe
★★★★★

Wales
Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, Wildlife, Bushcraft


FSC Orielton is set in fantastic wooded grounds, close to rocky shores and sand dunes within the National Park. It is a great location for fun outdoor activities, geography and biology trips at all ages. ...

FSC Orielton

South West
Geography, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft


Over 110 years of experience, and 4000 groups annually means you can trust Scout Adventures with your School residential. With both indoor accommodation and tented village options, our instructors can deliver an experience built around you. ...

Scout Adventures Woodhouse Park
★★★★★

Midlands
Maths, Science, Physics, Biology, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN


With 40 Years of experience, Ackers Adventure is unlike any other centre within our urban environment we have an unrivalled range of activities from skiing, watersports, climbing and much more. ...

Ackers Adventure Day Trips

East of England
Physical Education, Bushcraft, SEN


Belchamps is set in 30 acres of fields and woodland in the Essex countryside. We have a large range of exciting activities for all ages, and five indoor accommodation dorms to choose from to make the perfect residential or day visit for your class. ...

Belchamps Scout Activity Centre

South West
English, Maths, Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Biology, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN


Calvert Trust Exmoor provides specialist all inclusive residential outdoor adventure breaks for schools. Our award winning facilities and experiences enable us to provide extraordinary support to any student; inspiring learning and transforming lives...

Calvert Trust Exmoor

Wales
Geography, Religious Education, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports


Our stunning surroundings offer the perfect place to get immersed in nature and the outdoors. Bushcraft survival skill sessions can either be instructor led where we will teach the group to make fires, build shelters and survive in the wild. Or teachers can use the grounds of the centre to run their...

Rock UK Summit Centre

South West
Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, History, Prehistory, Romans, Victorian, Physical Education, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports


Superb residential outdoor learning centre based on the edge of the Marlborough Downs in Wiltshire. Offering physical and educational programmes for young people tailored specifically to them in an idyllic setting....

Braeside Residential

South West
Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Wildlife, Bushcraft


FSC Slapton is located within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to field sites in Dartmoor National Park and urban centres in Plymouth and Torbay. Visit for residential geography and biology trips at all ages. ...

FSC Slapton Ley

London & South East
Citizenship, Geography, Bushcraft, Physical Education


Kingswood’s Isle of Wight’s clifftop setting offers stunning views over Whitecliff Bay and direct beach access. ...

Isle of Wight - Kingswood
Dragon Activity Guides
Dragon Activity Guides
★★★★★

Wales
Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Geology, Physical Education, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports


Set in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, we run high quality, bespoke educational programs for KS2 and above. We give young people the opportunity to discover, explore, and learn about the natural environment through adventurous activities ...

Dragon Activity Guides
★★★★★

London & South East
Geography, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies


With our wide variety of activities and action packed courses we can provide quality outdoor learning experiences for all. Our Key Stage range is designed to challenge and stimulate every age group. ...

Allnatt Isle of Wight

Midlands
Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Wildlife, Bushcraft


Surrounded by stunning ancient woodland FSC Bishops Wood has a unique and sustainable centre building. It offers a range of fun and engaging primary or secondary one day outdoor field trips for geography, science and history. ...

FSC Bishops Wood

South West
Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports


View and learn about the coastal zone from a different perspective. Lulworth Outdoors operates on the most stunning piece of coastline you can imagine. With exclusive use of the site we can enthuse and excite your students across a range of topics. ...

Adventure Education on the Jurassic Coast

East Midlands
Environmental Geography, Physics, History, Prehistory, Romans, Vikings, Wildlife, Bushcraft, SEN, Accommodation Only


Our activity instructors are highly trained in Bush Craft, meaning that groups can learn and develop skills at a variety of levels. We venture beyond forest school learning to cover friction fire lighting using bow drill and hand drill , woodland survival skills, shelter construction, plant identifi...

Mount Cook

North East
Citizenship, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft, SEN


For over 26 years Camp Hill has welcomed primary and secondary schools to come and experience outdoor learning days and residential stays. Across our 300 acres, we offer an abundance of space, activities and purpose-built facilities like no other ...

Camp Hill

Wales
Citizenship, Geography, Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, History, Prehistory, Celts, Medieval, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN


Conwy on the North Wales coast is set in the historic medieval walled town. The castle its self overlooks the important crossing for the Conwy river. It is a really fantastic location just on the edge of town, but within easy walking distance of town...

Pro-Active Adventure Conwy

London & South East
Citizenship, Geography, Physical Geography, Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports


Bushcraft and camp skills with New Forest Activities are all about learning to be equipped and comfortable outdoors in an interesting and hands-on way. This could be anything from building shelters and fire lighting, to foraging and tracking. Choose to prepare meals or cook lunch over the fire you...

New Forest Activities

Midlands
Maths, Science, Physics, Biology, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only


Ackers Adventure is an Adventurous Activity Centre just 2 miles from the centre of Birmingham. A 75 acre site offering numerous facilities such as climbing walls,ski slope & residential centre, making Ackers a totally unique venue for a school trip. ...

Ackers Adventure Residential centre

Scotland
Citizenship, Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft


We deliver a series of lessons in fire skills, shelter-building, navigation by natural means, foraging, water sourcing, rope and twine-making, among others. Pupils are then given the opportunity to put the theory in to practice in a safe, supervised environment....

Primal Bushcraft & Survival - Residentials, Half Day and Full Day Trips

East of England
Geography, Physical Geography, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Romans, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports


Whether you are looking for adventurous activities or environmental education, we can offer a huge range of opportunities for outdoor learning, where young people can try different activities, develop new skills and most importantly have fun! ...

Nene Outdoors Day Visits

London & South East
Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft


Broadstone Warren Scout Site and Activity Centre is that hidden gem in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Enjoying the best of both worlds, close to London and the South Coast whilst offering a gateway to the South Downs National Park. ...

Broadstone Warren

Wales
Citizenship, Geography, Bushcraft, Physical Education


A breath-taking adventure park nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in North Wales. With an on-site watersports lake, and woodland adventure activities Colomendy is the perfect environment for young people to explore the great outdoors. ...

Colomendy - Kingswood

London & South East
Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Wildlife, Bushcraft


Located in Surrey, FSC Juniper Hall is easy to reach but surrounded by the beautiful countryside of Box Hill. Visit for fun filled residential outdoor activity, geography and biology trips for all ages. ...

FSC Juniper Hall

Yorkshire
Citizenship, Maths, Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, Science, Biology, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN


Monster adventure is a mobile organisation offering high quality outdoor education residential and activity days at an affordable cost across Yorkshire and beyond. We provide a range of bespoke experiences tailor made to suit the needs. ...

Monster Adventure Residential

Midlands
Citizenship, Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN


This can be incorporated into many elements that we offer such as whittling, fire lighting, shelter building, tree and plant identification, navigation by nature, cordage, water purification, wild food from trees, handling saws and knifes, woodland art or preparation and cooking of food such as hot ...

Adventurous Activity Days

London & South East
Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Sports Centre, SEN


We offer three instructor-led sessions relating to this subject - Bushcraft, Extended Bushcraft, and Shelterbuild. Bushcraft covers: An introduction to basic survival techniques including traditional fire lighting, plant recognition and basic cooking. Instructors frame the task ahead, define the...

Woodrow High House

London & South East
Physical Education, Languages, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports


Over 110 years of experience, and 4000 groups annually means you can trust Scout Adventures with your School residential. With both indoor accommodation and tented village options, our instructors can deliver an experience built around you. ...

Scout Adventures Gilwell Park
★★★★★

Yorkshire
Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only


Our bushcraft sessions take place in the local woods and allows participants to work with nature, make food, design and build shelters and light small fires. The session is a great chance for teams to work together and teaches the importance of leaving no trace....

Low Mill Outdoor Education Centre

Wales
Geography, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft


Ynys Hywel Activity & Nature Centre is a hidden gem, tucked away in the beautiful Sirhowy Valley Country Park and provides an amazing learning experience outside the classroom. Pupils and staff love the peaceful and calming surrounds & fun activities...

Ynys Hywel

Wales
Geography, Physical Geography, Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, Watersports


With highly experienced bushcraft and forest school instructors, we offer full or half day sessions designed to get you out and into the wild. Fire lighting, shelter building, campfire cookery, woodland art, wood carving are just some of the sessions we can run with your school. ...

Brenin Adventures - Outdoor Education

Wales
Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Geology, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports


Real, adventurous activities in natural outdoor settings, with nothing contrived or artificial. Independence, pushing personal boundaries, trust and communication are underpinned by a plethora of activity options in the stunning Brecon Beacons. ...

Govilon Activity Centre
★★★★★

London & South East
Geography, History, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only


YMCA Fairthorne Manor has been providing memorable experiences for children and young people for over 50 years in a welcoming and inspiring environment deep in 85 acres of Hampshire countryside, nestled beside the River Hamble. ...

YMCA Fairthorne Manor

North
Geography, Physical Education, Bushcraft


Dearne Valley, set in the stunning surroundings of the former Earth Centre is South Yorkshire offers a unique blend of nature and adventurous activities. ...

Dearne Valley - Kingswood

Midlands
Citizenship, Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, SEN


Set in a converted Georgian farm in 43 acres of woodland, fields and gardens, our friendly full-time team deliver a wide range of outdoor & creative adventures for a special learning experience. Day visits, residentials, and sole occupancy available....

Edgmond Hall

All UK Regions
Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, SEN


Atlas are experts at bringing the adventure to you! We deliver exciting, enriching and fun activity days in your school grounds, including bushcraft, Team Tasks, Archery and Problem-Solving. Are you ready for an amazing workshop? ...

Team Building and Resilience

Scotland
Geography, Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, Sports Centre, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only


Set in a sprawling 83 acre estate in Largs, on the Ayrshire coast, the centre has an expansive choice of indoor & outdoor activities, aligned with curriculum benchmarks. Recently reopened this inclusive centre is an ideal place for school groups. ...

sportscotland National Centre Inverclyde

London & South East
Science, History, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Physical Education, Bushcraft, SEN


Shelter building offers the chance to experiment and explore various ways of constructing a shelter using only natural materials. The issues of who uses shelters and why is discussed with a chance to look at shelters and their use within the Centre, (tipis, hornbeam and willow constructions.) The ...

The Gordon Brown Centre
★★★★★

East of England
Citizenship, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Art, Bushcraft


You have sole use of this unique, extended, converted church, renovated for schools and youth groups in 2005, surrounded in beautiful countryside, perfect for learning & running your own programme or choosing from our innovative activity partners. ...

Residential Stay at Chellington

South West
Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only


In the heart of rural Devon, Encompass Training is based at the historic grade 1 listed Great Potheridge House. We focus on providing a wide range quality outdoor education activities with sole occupancy and experience staffing. ...

Encompass Training

Wales
Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, Science, Biology, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports


FSC Dale Fort is set in a spectacular location high on the cliffs within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, giving superb views over the sea. It has access to a wide range of sites for biology, geography and adventure activities at all ages. ...

FSC Dale Fort

Wales
Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft


FSC Rhyd-y-creuau is set in the beautiful, rugged landscape of the Snowdonia National Park, making it an inspiring and fun location for your school geography, biology or primary school trip. ...

FSC Rhyd-y-creuau

London & South East
Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only


We offer a great location to explore all aspects of forest School, and bushcraft/ fire craft. With an abundance of material for backwoods skills and bushcraft creativity. Bushy Wood has all you need to come along and either run your own activities, or engage with one of our team to take you through ...

Buzz Active Bushy Wood

Yorkshire
Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Wildlife, Bushcraft


Located on the shore of Malham Tarn and surrounded by the Malham Tarn National Nature reserve, this is a fantastic location for exploring the natural world. Visit for fun outdoor activities, geography and biology trips at all ages. ...

FSC Malham Tarn

Naturesbase
Naturesbase
★★★★★

Wales
Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Celts, Romans, worldwar, Physical Education, Art, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, SEN


We offer outstanding outdoor experiences taught through challenge, creativity & curiosity. Experience the creative curriculum through high quality activities, enjoy sole use of our inspiring setting, beautiful accommodation & experienced staff team....

Naturesbase
★★★★★

North East
Geography, Physical Education, Bushcraft


Set on a stunning fell side, just minutes away from the leafy suburbs of Hexham, this picturesque centre offers a ‘home away from home’ environment. Fly through the air on our 3G swing or get closer to nature and build a shelter in the woods. ...

Residential School Trips


So what is Bushcraft?

A bushcraft school trip is primarily designed to get children out of the classroom and into the wild (or as wild as we get in the UK), for a true nature experience. By the end of the course, especially if you are giving them a multi day experience, your school group will have a better understanding of our natural environment, and the children will have gained some practical and valuable outdoor skills. The type of knowledge that would have been commonplace to among our ancestors, but which many of us would now struggle with.

The typical school bushcraft trip will be aimed at beginners, giving everyone a chance to try lots of fun and challenging activities. Pupils will be taught how to safely enjoy a range of outdoor crafts, including camping and survival. Specific topics will include foraging for food, food preparation – build an open fire to keep you warm and to fill your tummies by cooking fish or meat, shelter building – guess where you are sleeping tonight! Learn to make a safe and secure shelter to keep you dry and warm, sourcing and filtering water, making tools out of natural materials, identifying plants and trees, tracking and navigation skills, crafts and much more.

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Stone Age bushcraft

Looking for something a bit different? Our friends at Outback2Basics offer multi day residentials in woodland locations, or short day and half day courses at your school, suitable for and tailored to all key stages. Get hands on with cave art, fat lamps and stone tools in this incredible stone age experience – feedback from teachers who have been on this courses is extremely enthusiastic! Read more about this one here: Stone Age Bushcraft Course



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