Basic bushcraft for kids (aged 8+.)

Duration: One day (10 - 3)

Price: £35

Run by: Ecclesall Woods Craft Courses

Contact: Fay Kenyon

0114 235 6348
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J G Graves Woodland Discovery Centre
Ecclesall Woods
Abbey Lane
S7 2QZ

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About the Course

One day course: Basic bushcraft for kids (aged 8+.)

Could you survive in the woods on your own!
Learn bushcraft techniques such as shelter building, basic knots and lashing techniques, how to start a fire effectively, how to use a whittling knife to make traditional wooden pegs.

We will also look at how to make useful materials such as string a woven willow tray and a woodland mallet.

The course is run in a friendly and relaxed environment by Nadine Grundy, This course is taught in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere by Nadine Grundy who has over 15 years experience teaching art, crafts and woodwork.

Learn how to start a fire safely and effectively.
Learn basic knots and lashing techniques and how to make string out of natural materials
Learn how to make a woodland shelter and a natural woven tray out of willow.
Learn the basic use of tools such as a drawknife and shavehorse to create a woodland mallet and a tent peg.

Please let us know if you have any specific requirements or needs.

Refundable up to two weeks prior to course (minus £5 admin fee) No refunds for cancellations within two weeks of course.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. The voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials and tools are provided for you on the day. You will need to bring a packed lunch - drinks are provided! Wear suitable clothes for working outdoors.

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Annie was energised by the whole experience and her 'weaved' plate and mallet are proudly on display at home. She said that it was the best activity day she'd ever done!
The instructor was very knowledgeable and approachable and when I came to collect Annie, she quite happily showed us both how to make string from nettles.
Thanks for a great day

Ken Stainthorpe (Dad)

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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

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