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!

Popular Bushcraft Adventure Workshop February 2019

Moving Mountains
Moving Mountains
Moving Mountains
Moving Mountains

At Moving Mountains we focus on the development of key skills such as teamwork, communication, resilience and leadership through outdoor learning. While the students think they are building a fire, they are actually learning to work together, prioritise tasks, learn from mistakes and try something n...

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Moving Mountains

Moving Mountains

South West
The most flexible camping residential you will find! You will have EXCLUSIVE use of our beautiful site next to Bristol and Bath where we offer alternative activites including fishing, orienteering, outdoor cooking, bushcraft and hiking. ...
Moving Mountains

The Kepplewray Centre - The Lake District

The Kepplewray Centre - The Lake District

North
Kepplewray is a residential Outdoor Activity centre set in the Lake District National Park which offers a very wide range of outdoor activities for schools. All are designed to overcome fears, build confidence improve team-working as well as learning...
The Kepplewray Centre - The Lake District

Dukeshouse Wood – Kingswood

Dukeshouse Wood – Kingswood

North
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. ...
Dukeshouse Wood – Kingswood

Bushcraft with the Field Studies Council

Bushcraft with the Field Studies Council

All UK Regions
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


Isle of Wight - Kingswood

Isle of Wight - Kingswood

London & South East
Kingswood’s Isle of Wight’s clifftop setting offers stunning views over Whitecliff Bay and direct beach access. ...
Isle of Wight - Kingswood

The Gordon Brown Centre

The Gordon Brown Centre

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
London & South East
The GBC located of junction 5 of the M3 in the historic village of Rotherwick, providing residential and day visit opportunities for schools within its 25 acres set in a conservation area and benefit from a wealth of natural charms. ...
The Gordon Brown Centre

Outdoor Military Experiences

Outdoor Military Experiences

London & South East
Engage & develop your students with a unique outdoor experience over one or more days that introduces them to military ethos and values. They'll be guided by experienced instructors who'll blend education with inspiration, challenge and fun! ...
Outdoor Military Experiences

Ufton Court

Ufton Court

London & South East
Grade 1 Elizabethan Manor House set within 16 acres of historical grounds and woodland. Specialist teachers offer living history topics on Romans, Vikings, Tudors and much much more. We also do bushcraft activities too. ...
Ufton Court


Snowdonia Adventure

Snowdonia Adventure

Wales
Experience exceptional school adventure trips in the heart of Snowdonia National Park. If you're looking for an affordable, action-packed school activity trip, look no further! We can create a bespoke programme designed for the ultimate fun. ...
Snowdonia Adventure

Stone Age Workshops

Stone Age Workshops

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Various Regions
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

Woodland Ways Bushcraft - Leicestershire

Woodland Ways Bushcraft - Leicestershire

Midlands
Envelop yourself in the nature and acquire the knowledge and skills of our ancestors with our unique range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Our Belvoir Castle estate woodland provides the perfect outdoor classroom to engage and inspire young minds....
Woodland Ways Bushcraft - Leicestershire

School Camps with The Outdoors People

School Camps with The Outdoors People

All UK Regions
Outstanding, accredited school camps, qualified instructors, great learning outcomes, an amazing camp, and an unforgettable experience. All brought to the grounds of your school! ...
School Camps with The Outdoors People


St Davids Bunk Barns

St Davids Bunk Barns

Wales
St Davids Bunk Barns is a family run business just outside of St Davids itself. Rob and Christine manage everything to an incredibly high standard. You will receive the high level of excellent service that you find in owner operated businesses. ...
St Davids Bunk Barns

Naturesbase

Naturesbase

Wales
Wilderness Adventures, stunning farm location, only one school staying at a time, field studies, bush craft, farming, bat detecting, crab fishing,stone age day, beautiful accommodation, home cooked meals, lovely caring setting, experienced staff team...
Naturesbase

Camp Hill

Camp Hill

North
Set in over 300 acres of open parkland & woods, yet only 1 mile from the A1, the Camp Hill Estate have over 20 years experience in delivering outdoor activities and residential stays for children of all ages and abilities. ...
Camp Hill

School residentials on the beautiful Isle of Wight

School residentials on the beautiful Isle of Wight

London & South East
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


Grosvenor Hall - Kingswood

Grosvenor Hall - Kingswood

London & South East
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

First Hand Experiences

First Hand Experiences

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
London & South East
Enrich your students daily curriculum through this wonderfully creative and holistic approach. Inspired by their outdoor explorations students are guided by our passionate team to create & celebrate through whole food adventures and creative arts. ...
First Hand Experiences

Colomendy - Kingswood

Colomendy - Kingswood

Wales
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

Outdoor Skills Workshop

Outdoor Skills Workshop

Various Regions
Grow your students confidence, develop their teamwork and communication skills and help them become more resilient through outdoor skills such as Bushcraft, outdoor cooking, knife skills, archery and navigation. ...
Outdoor Skills Workshop


Dartmoor Zoological Park

Dartmoor Zoological Park

South West
Set in a unique location, Dartmoor Zoo offers a wide range of workshops designated to inspire students to learn about the animal’s world, conservation and our native wildlife. ...
Dartmoor Zoological Park

Belchamps Scout Activity Centre

Belchamps Scout Activity Centre

East Anglia
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

Bramhope Scout Centre

Bramhope Scout Centre

North
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

Outposts Residential Camp Somerset

Outposts Residential Camp Somerset

South West
Outposts' offers couples a beautiful secluded location in an AONB which provides a safe environment for free range children with the very best of learning outside the classroom. Bush craft, adventurous activities, team and leadership development. ...
Outposts Residential Camp Somerset


Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre

Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre

North
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

Tŷ Borfa, Port Eynon

Tŷ Borfa, Port Eynon

Wales
Come and stay in Gower, the first place in Britain to be named an "Area of outstanding Natural Beauty". Our beach front accommodation is the perfect place for your pupils to make some amazing memories they will never forget ...
Tŷ Borfa, Port Eynon

Team Building and Resilience

Team Building and Resilience

All UK Regions
Atlas Adventure are experts at bringing the adventure to you! We deliver exciting, enriching and fun activity days in your school grounds, including bushcraft, climbing, archery and problem-solving. Are you ready for an unforgettable adventure? ...
Team Building and Resilience

Allnatt Isle of Wight

Allnatt Isle of Wight

London & South East
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


Bell Heath

Bell Heath

Midlands
New for 2018: Bell Heath Outdoor Elements has reopened following a £1m investment by the Malvern Hills Outdoor Company. This wonderful facility with it's adrenalin-fuelled activities sleeps 78 people and is just 20 minutes from Birmingham city centr...
Bell Heath

Dearne Valley - Kingswood

Dearne Valley - Kingswood

North
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

New Forest - Foxlease

New Forest - Foxlease

London & South East
Come and experience a School Adventure with a real difference. A level of service we feel you will struggle to beat. From your first enquiry right through to getting back to School and beyond. Our Adventures really do have the 'Atlas Difference'...
New Forest - Foxlease

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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