Family Fun Day in the Woods

It was a massive privilege to have the Moors family pay us a visit on our Family Fun Day in the Woods last month. They proved themselves as true survivors and we can’t wait to see them and plenty more families back in the woods again soon!

If you, your family and your friends fancy a go at being survivors for the day, get in touch.

 

The Moors Family Day in the Woods

After meeting Dan, Helen and their great kids at the base of our woodland, they parked up and were escorted in to basecamp. After 10 minutes settling in and having a brew around the fire, we set about the activities.

Firstly the family were shown 5 different shelters and together were tasked to build a debris thermal A-Frame which would effectively be their home for the day. After this, they all prepared their trout for lunch. The boys especially enjoyed this experience but obviously weren’t full enough as they insisted on woodlice for pudding! Clearly Bear Grylls fans!

After lunch, they all got involved in woodland firelighting and the boys were very happy when they were gifted a Firesteel each from their instructor Ian. Then it was time for some foraging, learning what the trees and plants were, what they could be used for and most importantly, which plants to avoid!

At the end of a memorable day, the family were given some time to roam the woodland, play some woodland games and even toast schmores over their fire.

Great day out!!

“Fantastic day out learning lots of new skills whilst having fun and spending time with the family. Beautiful and relaxing setting for a great day out whatever the weather. Learning about camp structures, how to fillet a fish, how to start a camp fire and foraging for safe foods to eat, whilst drinking plenty of tea and coffee.”


 Fancy a bushcraft experience in the woods? There’s a range of options to choose from:

Survival 101

  • 09:00 meet at the farm
  • Knife and saw work
  • Shelters
  • Fire
  • Game prep for lunch
  • Foraging
  • Food procurement
  • 17:00 escort off site

Family bonding

  • 09:00 meet at farm
  • Shelters
  • Fire
  • Game prep for lunch
  • Foraging
  • Woodland games/free time
  • 17:00 escort off site

Fire lighting workshop

  • 09:00 meet at farm
  • Wood foraging/material selection
  • Firelay
  • Manmade and natural tools
  • Game prep for lunch
  • Bow drill demo
  • Customer bow drill construction/attempt
  • 17:00 escort off site

Team building overnight

  • 09:00 meet at farm
  • Morning teach of basic skills and kit issue
  • Game provided at intervals throughout
  • Next day midday bushtucker trial for losers
  • 12:00 escort off site

Survival weekend

  • Friday night 19:00 meet at farm
  • Game prep dinner
  • Customer relax camps that night
  • 08:30 Saturday knife and saw work
  • Shelters
  • Game prep for lunch
  • Fire
  • Foraging
  • Game prep dinner
  • 08:30 Sunday traps and snares
  • Axe throwing/woodland games