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!
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.
Tutor: Adventure Leaders
This experience will be led by our experienced and enthusiastic adventure leaders.
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All activities are subject to change, due to weather conditions at the time.
- Arrival and welcome to FSC Flatford Mill intime to get in your rooms and then have dinner
- After dinner we will do some team building and problem solving. Followed by an evening woodland exploration to turn on our animal senses and become more wild!
- Minibeast safari – we will investigate the creatures that call Flatford their home, from pond dipping to bug hunting we will catch and identify minibeasts as well as looking for signs and tracks of bigger animals. Learn about threats to native animals and how we can help to keep them safe.
- After lunch we will learn how to survive in the wild, practice bushcraft skills such as shelter building, fire lighting, water filtering and camp cooking, culminating in cooking your dinner over the fire. Then set up humane mammals and moth traps to investigate what night life Flatford has to study.
- In the morning we will open .our moths and mammal traps and learn how to identify common species as well as thinking about how they survive in the night. Learn how traps are used for scientific monitoring and what happens with the data collected.
- After lunch we will undertake a Conservation activity - A chance to make a 'take home', practical item to help you practice some conservation at home. There will be the chance to make a bird box, a bat box, or a bug hotel.
- Collect your memories and keepsakes, visit the National Trust shop and wave goodbye!
Before You Attend
What to bring
- Waterproof coat
- Comfortable shoes
- Lunch box
- Water bottle
- Sun hat and sun cream
- Please bring plenty of extra layers and spare clothes