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 October 2018

Team Building and Resilience
Team Building and Resilience
Team Building and Resilience
Team Building and Resilience

Our school adventures were designed to help all children be able to have access to outdoor learning without having to go offsite. Our activity days are tailored specifically to allow your students to excel. Students can experience outdoor activities without you having to worry about transport costs,...

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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

School Camps

School Camps

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

Path Hill Outdoors

Path Hill Outdoors

London & South East
We specialise in embedding the National Curriculum through an exciting style of delivery and themed days. Based in Oxfordshire within 800 acres of magical woodlands adjacent to the River Thames and on a working farm. ...
Path Hill Outdoors

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


The Bushcraft Company - Penhurst Place

The Bushcraft Company - Penhurst Place

London & South East
We offer residential school trips with a difference, taking students into the wild and giving them real back-to-nature experiences they will never forget. We pay meticulous attention to the details, making sure our pastoral care is second to none, ou...
The Bushcraft Company - Penhurst Place

Outdoor Skills Workshop

Outdoor Skills Workshop

All UK 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

Countryside Education Trust

Countryside Education Trust

London & South East
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

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


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

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

Frank Chapman Outdoor Education Centre

Frank Chapman Outdoor Education Centre

Midlands
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

The Bushcraft Company - Cholmondeley Castle

The Bushcraft Company - Cholmondeley Castle

North
We offer residential school trips with a difference, taking students into the wild and giving them real back-to-nature experiences they will never forget. We pay meticulous attention to the details, making sure our pastoral care is second to none, ou...
The Bushcraft Company - Cholmondeley Castle


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

Stone Age Workshops

Stone Age Workshops

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
All UK 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

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

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


The Sustainability Centre

The Sustainability Centre

London & South East
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

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

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

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


The Bushcraft Company - Hatfield Woods

The Bushcraft Company - Hatfield Woods

London & South East
We offer residential school trips with a difference, taking students into the wild and giving them real back-to-nature experiences they will never forget. We pay meticulous attention to the details, making sure our pastoral care is second to none, ou...
The Bushcraft Company - Hatfield Woods

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

Countryside Education Trust - Field Studies

Countryside Education Trust - Field Studies

London & South East
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

Ringsfield Hall EcoActivity Centre

Ringsfield Hall EcoActivity Centre

East Anglia
We're an innovative Centre for Outdoor Learning and Nature Connection, with 14.5 acres of woodland and meadow, and a homely Victorian house on site. We'd love to welcome you and your students here! ...
Ringsfield Hall EcoActivity Centre


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

Adventure Learning Programme

Adventure Learning Programme

London & South East
An experiential learning programme to enrich your daily curriculum with nature based outdoor experiences. Celebrate the natural world through art & craft, music, theatre and whole food adventures. A holistic approach naturally covering the NNC. ...
Adventure Learning Programme

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

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


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

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

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


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

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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