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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Isle of Wight - Kingswood


Every Kingswood centre offers a range of residential programmes and day trips. Your programme will be tailored to suit your needs; begin by choosing a programme such as Transition and Team Building or Wild Adventurer, which will act as a theme for your visit, then choose your desired learning outcomes and activity categories and Kingswood will design a programme for you. Kingswood is one of the leading providers of the residential phase of the NCS (National Citizen Service) Programme, welcoming around 15,000 young people every year to complete the residential element of the programme. The NCS programme helps 15-17 year olds build skills for work and life through a series of exhilarating challenges....

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Isle of Wight - Kingswood

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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

Midlands
Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, SEN


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

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

All UK Regions
English, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar, Geography, Human Geography, Bushcraft


Bushcraft elements are part of our Stone age through to Celts workshop...

Portals To The Past



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

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


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

All UK Regions
Science, History, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Prehistory, Chemistry, Biology, SEN


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

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

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


Manorbier in Pembrokeshire is set on beautiful cliff tops overlooking the Irish Sea. It is a really fantastic location reached by a private road from the nearby village. This is a perfect location for your school activity trip to Pembrokeshire...

Manorbier

All UK Regions
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

East Midlands
Science, History, Geography, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Prehistory, Physics, Biology, Human Geography, Fieldstudies


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

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


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

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


Bushcraft & Survival Skills Including basic survival skills such as lighting fires, shelter building, knifework and making/cooking basic bread....

Bell Heath

London & South East
Science, Art, Food, Bushcraft, Biology, SEN, Design Technology


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

South West
Geography, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft


We can offer sessions such as shelter building, backwoods cooking and fire lighting. We even have a package called "Original Outdoor Experience" that's tailored to Bushcraft. After all... we are the Scouts!...

Scout Adventures Woodhouse Park
★★★★★

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


At Wildchild Adventure our ethos is to inspire a lifetime of adventure in children and young adults, by delivering high quality outdoor and adventure activities to help them connect with and appreciate the natural outdoor world. ...

Wildchild Adventure-Hertfordshire

London & South East
History, Languages, Wildlife, Bushcraft


We can offer sessions such as shelter building, backwoods cooking and fire lighting. We even have a package called "Original Outdoor Experience" that's tailored to Bushcraft. After all... we are the Scouts!...

Scout Adventures Youlbury
★★★★★

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


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

Scotland
Science, History, Geography, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Prehistory, Physics, Biology, Human Geography, Fieldstudies


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

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


Our bushcraft instructors love to "spark" pupils imagination with a bushcraft session including fire lighting, shelter building and survival skills....

Ackers Adventure Residential centre

East Midlands
Science, History, Geography, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Prehistory, Physics, Biology, Human Geography


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

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

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

London & South East
Science, History, Geography, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Prehistory, Physics, Biology, Human Geography


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

All UK Regions
Science, Physical Education, Bushcraft, SEN


During the trip your students will have fun developing and learning team building and bushcraft skills (fire lighting/raft building)....

Team Building and Resilience

London & South East
Science, History, Geography, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Prehistory, Physics, Biology, Human Geography, Fieldstudies


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

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

All UK Regions
Geography, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Fieldstudies


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

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
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

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

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


We can offer sessions such as shelter building, backwoods cooking, bridge building and fire lighting. We even have a package called "Original Outdoor Experience" that's tailored to Bushcraft. After all... we are the Scouts!...

Scout Adventures Great Tower
★★★★★

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
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
★★★★★

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


We can offer sessions such as shelter building, backwoods cooking and fire lighting. We even have a package called "Original Outdoor Experience" that's tailored to Bushcraft. After all... we are the Scouts!...

Scout Adventures Gilwell Park
★★★★★

East Midlands
Science, History, Geography, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Prehistory, Physics, Biology, Human Geography, Fieldstudies


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

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


At Wildchild Adventure we deliver high quality outdoor adventure school residential trips for children and young adults, where our bushcraft and outdoor adventure activities, led by our fantastic team, are designed to inspire a lifetime of adventure....

Wildchild Adventure-Surrey
First Hand Experiences
First Hand Experiences
★★★★★

London & South East
Art, Food, Bushcraft, Biology, SEN, Design Technology, Physical Education


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
★★★★★

East Midlands
Science, History, Geography, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Prehistory, Physics, Biology, Human Geography


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

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

North
Geography, Physical Geography, Physical Education, Bushcraft


During the trip your students will have fun developing and learning team building and bushcraft skills (fire lighting/raft building)....

Forest of Dean – Waddow Hall

Scotland
Science, History, Geography, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Prehistory, Physics, Biology, Human Geography


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

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

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


We can offer sessions such as shelter building, backwoods cooking and fire lighting. We even have a package called "Original Outdoor Experience" that's tailored to Bushcraft. After all... we are the Scouts!...

Scout Adventures Buddens
★★★★★

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
Scout Adventures Downe
Scout Adventures Downe
★★★★★

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


We can offer sessions such as shelter building, backwoods cooking and fire lighting. We even have a package called "Original Outdoor Experience" that's tailored to Bushcraft. After all... we are the Scouts!...

Scout Adventures Downe
★★★★★

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

North East
Physical Education, Bushcraft, SEN


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

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


Our bushcraft instructors love to "spark" pupils imagination with a bushcraft session including fire lighting, shelter building and survival skills....

Ackers Adventure Day Trips

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

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

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


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

London & South East
Science, History, Geography, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Prehistory, Physics, Biology, Human Geography


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

South West
Bushcraft, Watersports


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

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

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

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


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
★★★★★

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


During the trip your students will have fun developing and learning team building and bushcraft skills (fire lighting/raft building)....

New Forest - Foxlease

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


We can offer sessions such as shelter building, backwoods cooking and fire lighting. We even have a package called "Original Outdoor Experience" that's tailored to Bushcraft. After all... we are the Scouts!...

Scout Adventures Hawkhirst
★★★★★

Wales
Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Bushcraft, SEN


During the trip your students will have fun developing and learning team building and bushcraft skills (fire lighting/raft building)....

Snowdonia Adventure

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


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


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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