Bushcraft for Beginners


Would you like to help your little one to find their inner-Bear Grylls? Does bushcraft sound amazing, but frankly a bit daunting? Don’t think you’ve got enough camouflage to go on a weekend in the outback?

Then Stonebury Learning’s summer series, “Bushcraft for Beginners” is just the thing for you! Aimed at children aged 4-8, our Bushcraft for Beginners course will give you and your child the chance to learn how to light a fire, whittle a stick, do woodworking or learn to tie some basic knots – all through the medium of play.

Come along to our woodland near Siston with your child this spring and learn the basics of bushcraft in our beautiful surroundings. Younger siblings are welcome to come play in the woods with our wonderful woodland play leaders whilst you help your children to learn some new skills.

24 July 2017 11:00-1:00
Build a small fire circle and light a fire for toasting a mini marshmallow or two. Then learn the basics of woodworking to create a necklace or key chain.

14 August 2017 11:00-1:00
Use child-safe peelers or our safety knives to whittle a stick, then learn to tie knots to turn your stick into a fishing pole or a butterfly net.

Session Three: Campfire Cooking
24 August 2017 11:00-1:00
Help to build a fire and learn to prepare a tasty and exciting 3 course meal on the fire.

Spaces are limited in order to ensure that all tools can be used safely with our professional supervision. Children aged 4-8 will need to attend with their grown ups in a maximum 2:1 ratio. Cost is £12 per participating child, non-participating little siblings are just £4 – they’re welcome to come and play in the woods but the planned activities are not suitable for under 4s. Book your child onto all three sessions at the same time and pay only £10 per session! (Babes in arms are free but please be advised you’ll need to have your arms free to get stuck in with your older kiddos.) Hot drinks are provided for all kids and grown ups.

Visit our booking page now – places for our special events sell out fast so don’t miss your chance!