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Family Bushcraft Course (1 day)

Family bushcraft - cooking on an open fire

Cooking on an open fire


With this fun-packed course for the family where you will practice such skills you have seen Ray Mears demonstrate on the TV! You will get the chance to find edible plants, make fires, build shelters and much more.

The instructors will explain and demonstrate but everyone will get the opportunity to have a go at everything!

You will cover the following:

  • Fire lighting
    Basic principles of firelighting – siting, laying, safety (extinguishing and removing traces)
    Choosing the right natural materials (the best woods, bark, fungi and grasses).
  • Water
    Where and how to find water, water purification.
  • Shelter
    Man made and natural shelters.
  • Making a natural shelter
    Plant & tree use


We run this course regularly. See our course dates for the next available course.

The day course starts at 9:30am and finishes at about 4pm.

Family bushcraft - shelter building

Shelter building


For adults and children together. Maximum of 3 children per adult. Minimum age 6.

There is a maximum of 10 people on this course.


We run our courses in various beautiful woodlands in and around the heart of Sussex.

How much

Special prices throughout half term and school holidays  ; £100 per family

Family of four £180

Parent and child £100

Extra child £50


To book please complete our contact form.

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    Email Kevin at kevin@wildsidesurvival.co.uk for further details.

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