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.
- Evening Walk - A lovely stroll around Box Hill taking in some of its less well-travelled paths and enjoying the view over The Weald.
- Minibeast Hunt - Turning over logs in our woods to discover the minibeasts that shelter there and pond dipping to discover what lurks beneath the surface of our ponds.
- Bushcraft Afternoon and Evening - Using the woodland on Lodge Hill learn what makes a successful shelter and have a go at building your own. Also learn some other bushcraft skills culminating in cooking your evening meal over a an open fire. Before finishing for the day set and hide a mammal trap, and possibly a moth trap too, to see what nocturnal activities we can capture.
- 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.
- Orienteering - Are you good at using treasure maps? Build your skills to see if you can solve the clues and find your way around FSC Juniper Hall grounds. You never know what you may find!
- 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.
Before You Attend
What to bring
- Waterproof coat
- Comfortable shoes
- Lunch box
- Water bottle
- Sun cream
- Sun hat
- Please bring plenty of extra layers and spare clothes, you never know what the weather will be like!