Spend quality time with your family and get back to nature in the great outdoors on our Nature and Bushcraft Adventure. It’s time to leave the tablets at home!​

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Discover what it takes to survive in the wild by building fires and cooking a hearty meal under the evening sky. Learn to navigate the countryside by orienteering and keep an eye out for wonderful wild animals.

For a full list of activities, see our timetable below. Our activities are most suitable for children aged 6 – 12 however younger and older children are welcome to join in. Children should be accompanied by a guardian on all activities. Younger children are welcome, although activities might not be suitable for them.

If your child will be under the age of three on time of arrival, please select the ‘Infant’ booking option so they can attend for free!

  • Up close moth
  • Girl skipping in to woods
  • A burning campfire

Example Timetable

Example Timetable

Arrive and welcome
Evening walk through local area.

Rock pooling and fossil hunting or pond dipping and minibeast hunting.
Bushcraft afternoon culminating in cooking evening meal over fire.
Mammals and Moths - Have a go at setting up humane mammal and moth traps ready for us to see what has visited us in the morning.

Mammals and Moths - Discover what has been out at night in our centre grounds by opening up our small mammal and moth traps. Learn how traps are used for scientific monitoring and what happens with the data collected.
Conservation activity - To keep our centre nature friendly, we regularly take part in conservation activities such as coppicing and building bat boxes!

All activities are subject to change, due to weather conditions at the time.

What's Included

In-course transport is provided for families. As per the latest government guidance, Field Studies Council do not provide car seats for our minibuses, if you require your child to travel in a car seat you will need to provide your own.


Before You Attend

What to bring

  • Waterproof coat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Lunch box
  • Water bottle
  • Rucksack
  • Towel
  • Winter hat, scarf and gloves
  • Please bring plenty of extra layers and spare clothes

Opportunities to attend this course

  • Fri 09, August 2024 16:00 - Sun 11, August 2024 16:00

    Flatford Mill
    £0 - £189
    Field Studies Council Staff