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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School residentials on the beautiful Isle of Wight


At Education Destination we believe that the Isle of Wight offers a truly unique residential experience for schools all over the world. We work with schools from as far afield as Qatar in organising bespoke trips to this beautiful island. From the initial idea of a residential trip to the Island to your arrival and departure, we are on hand to take the work and stress out of the planning, as we'll do it all for you. A beautiful island on the south coast of England which enjoys a warmer than average UK climate, the Isle of Wight is a unique location. Surrounded by beautiful, award winning beaches, the island offers a wide ranging mixture of accommodation choices and activities and attractions. The Isle of Wight is one of the most loved tourist locations in the UK. Come and...

School residentials on the beautiful Isle of Wight
School residentials on the beautiful Isle of Wight







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



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
Stone Age Workshops
Stone Age Workshops
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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
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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' ...

Forest of Dean – Waddow Hall





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



Allow students to unplug and tune in to nature. Let them learn and practice ancestral skills through a range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Leave walls behind; join us in our private woodland at Belvoir Castle where young minds will be inspired.....

Woodland Ways Bushcraft Experience Day - Leicestershire



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



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

Ufton Court



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



Allow students to unplug and tune in to nature. Let them learn and practice ancestral skills through a range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Leave walls behind; join us in our stunning East Lothian woodland where young minds will be inspired... ...

Woodland Ways Bushcraft Residentials - Scotland



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

Isle of Wight - Kingswood



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



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
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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



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



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



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



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



Allow students to unplug and tune in to nature. Let them learn ancestral skills through a range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Leave walls behind; join us in Scotland at our stunning East Lothian woodland where young minds will be inspired... ...

Woodland Ways Bushcraft Experience Day - Scotland



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



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



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



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



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 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



Allow students to unplug and tune in to nature. Let them learn and practice the skills of their ancestors through a range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Leave the walls behind; join us in our 250 acre woodland where young minds will be inspired.....

Woodland Ways Bushcraft - Oxfordshire



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



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



Allow students to unplug and tune in to nature. Let them learn and practice the skills of their ancestors through a range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Leave the walls behind; join us in our 250-acre woodland where young minds will be inspired.....

Woodland Ways Bushcraft Experience Day - Oxfordshire



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



Allow students to unplug and tune in to nature. Let them learn and practice ancestral skills through a range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Leave walls behind; join us in our stunning Peak District woodland where young minds will be inspired... ...

Woodland Ways Bushcraft Residentials - Derbyshire



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 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



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



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
First Hand Experiences
First Hand Experiences
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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
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Allow students to unplug and tune in to nature. Let them learn ancestral skills through a range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Leave walls behind; join us in our Bedfordshire woodland for an experience day where young minds will be inspired... ...

Woodland Ways Bushcraft Experience Day - Bedfordshire



Allow students to unplug and tune in to nature. Let them learn and practice ancestral skills through a range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Leave walls behind; join us in our stunning Peak District woodland where young minds will be inspired... ...

Woodland Ways Bushcraft Experience Day - Derbyshire



Allow students to unplug and tune in to nature. Let them learn and practice ancestral skills through a range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Leave walls behind; join us in our private woodland at Belvoir Castle where young minds will be inspired.....

Woodland Ways Bushcraft - Leicestershire



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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

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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