Survive and thrive! 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 great fun, giving you an opportunity to ‘play’ outside.
Half Day Bushcraft & Survival Skills Experience
Ever thought about how you would survive in the outdoors on your own? Join our Bushcraft expert Ian on a half day introduction to bushcraft survival skills. Learn how to build a protective shelter, make fire and forage for food, a fun session for all ages!
Morning or afternoon sessions are available.
May Bushcraft offer of £35.00 per person for a half-day session and minimum of 4 people per session, running until 31st May and subject to availability.
Survival 101 (1 Day 09:00am – 17:00pm)
This activity day is great for everyone and anyone at any age level and provides a starting platform on your journey in to wilderness living skills and bushcraft. With an insight in to natural and manmade shelters to keep you out of the elements, preparation of game and practicals in how to start your very own fire using natural and manmade materials. You’ll learn how to craft using a knife, how to forage for wild edibles and even how to make and set traps and snares. This course provides a fun, relaxed environment in which to build on the skills already acquired or if you are new to the subject, gives you the chance to get a taste of bushcraft.
Bushcraft sessions tailored for your group or team
We also offer a choice of full day or overnight advanced bushcraft sessions covering axe-throwing, shelter building, team building and lots more….
Family Bonding (1 Day 09:00am – 17:00pm)
This 1 day course is designed to bring families close together through outdoor games, tasks and goals. As well as being educational and fun, families have the chance to enjoy eachother’s company in an outdoor environment, learn new skills, explore the wilderness, laugh and bond together. Our goal is to help you and your family build memories that you can cherish for years to come. We can also offer this course to accommodate for an overnighter upon request.
Fire Lighting Workshop (1 day 09:00am – 17:00pm)
Ever wondered if you can start a fire rubbing sticks together? Watched Cast Away and wondered how he did it? Well now is your chance to find out! This 1 day course is designed to give you the information and knowledge of how to start a fire come rain or shine. You’ll learn about the different materials you can use from the local environment as well as what manmade materials can aid in fire lighting, the safety aspects of fire and the numerous benefits of its uses. Needless to say, marshmallows play a big part in the day and you’ll even come home with your very own bow drill set for fire by friction!
Team Building (1.5 days 09:00am – Mid-day the next day)
Teams and groups are put through a school of tuition by the on site instructor/s for the first half of the day. After learning about the principals of survival, teams are dispatched to put their news skills to the test by setting up camp. Preparing their own food, building their own shelter, filtering and purifying their own water and starting their own fires. Teams must complete the tasks successfully in order to survive the night ahead. Equipment will be scattered around the site and teams must scavenge what they can find to improve their chances of survival until the following day. The winning group will be selected by the lead instructor on the day. The losers however, will partake in a bush tucker trial-like forfeit which will remain a secret until the day so to not spoil the surprise of what may be in store.
Survival Weekend (Friday 7pm – Sunday Mid-day)
This weekend activity course is one of our most popular courses and we attribute this to the timeframe our customers get to learn their new skills and put them to the test. You’ll get the chance to occupy your own constructed shelter for night or use one of our hammocks, cook up freshly prepared game, learn all about fire and it’s uses, tool safety, foraging, play games and even have the chance to come away with your own bow drill set for fire by friction. We provide a fun, relaxed environment suitable for all ages, families, individuals and groups with the instructors on hand to offer assistance and guidance throughout.