Have you ever wondered if you could survive in the wilderness? Whether you could make a fire without matches, find food and water, and create a shelter to get through a night under the stars?

Our bushcraft and survival courses and group events are designed to teach you the skills you need in a fun, safe way. Whether you’re aged eight or 80, we have a course for you. We also offer tailor-made events for groups, businesses, community organisations and schools. Just get in touch to find out more.

Bushcraft: one-day introduction

This course is intended as a basic introduction to bushcraft for over-16s.

Timing 11.00am to 4.00pm

Drinks on arrival

Activities: survival basics; shelter building; fire lighting; finding and purifying water; campfire cooking and baking; simple plant and tree identification; tool use; knots and rope work

Attendance certificate

The cost is £90 per person

Bushcraft: one-day family experience

This course is aimed at families with children over the age of five, as long as they are accompanied and supervised by an adult.

Timing 11.00am to 4.00pm
Drinks on arrival
Activities: survival basics; shelter building; fire lighting; campfire cooking; safe use of knives; basic knots, basic tracking
Attendance certificate per family

The cost is £40.00 per adult and £20.00 per child under the age of 16.

Family Bushcraft Weekend

Could your family survive a night in the woods?
This course is aimed at families with children over the age of five, as long as they are accompanied and supervised by an adult.
Build and sleep in your own shelter, learn basic survival skills, and cook your dinner and breakfast over a campfire.

Timing 2.00pm Saturday to 11.00am Sunday
Drinks on arrival, supper provided on day one; breakfast on day two
Activities: survival basics; shelter building; fire lighting; finding and purifying water; tracking skills; ‘sit and spot’ nature-watch; food preparation and campfire cooking
Attendance certificate per family

The cost is £60 per adult and £30 per child (under 16).

Bushcraft Group Experience

A bespoke group experience for parties of up to 30 adults. Ideal for stag and hen ‘days’ or other groups.

Timing 11.00am to 4.00pm
Potentially themed event – eg ‘Zombie Survival Challenge’ with appropriate tasks
Drinks on arrival
Participants bring a packed lunch or have the option of using the café – game preparation as an alternative if requested
Activities: survival basics; shelter building; fire lighting; finding and purifying water; campfire cooking and baking; simple plant and tree identification; tool use; knots and rope work

Email or call us to enquire about prices. Overnight experiences can also be arranged (but please note these are alcohol-free). Contact us for more information on catering for larger groups and on overnight stays.

Wilderness Skills: overnight experience

A course for adults who want to learn more advanced bushcraft skills, including an overnight camp in your own shelter, in the woods.

Timing 11.00am Saturday to 3.00pm Sunday
Drinks on arrival, lunch and supper provided on day one; breakfast and lunch on day two
Activities: survival basics; shelter building; fire lighting; finding and purifying water; tracking and trapping skills; food preparation and campfire cooking; tool use; knots and rope work
Attendance certificate

The cost is £190.00 per person including a Kōmaru survival pack, which includes a knife and a fire steel..

Team Building

We have extensive experience in delivering team building, helping people develop a range of skills including: group working, resource management, leadership and command task exercises.

We use a task based system with a ‘planning and logistics’ phase and ‘getting out and doing’ phase. We don’t run military style tasks – the experience should be a challenge but it needs to be fun as well. All our task sessions are planned and designed on request.

Timing: 11.00am to 4.00pm
Activities include: survival planning; resource management; fire-lighting; shelter building: finding and purifying water; natural navigation; command task exercises
Attendance certificate for each person

Email or call us to enquire about prices.

Bespoke team building days

We also provide bespoke team building days to interested organisations. Activities can be organised with the Aerial Extreme Adventure Course, next to our woodland. This is the biggest course of its kind in the country, with over 60 hair-raising obstacles offering the ultimate in High Rope Adventure.

We can also provide a meeting room and conference facilities on-site.

See more about the adventure course and contact us to find out about our joint group events.

Master-classes: one day specialist courses

We offer one-day courses on the following topics:

Tracking – with international specialist Perry McGee
Primitive Skills – with expert trainer Lewis Herridge
Foraging and wild food – with specialist Bruce Stanley

The cost is £90.00 per person. Early bird booking price £65.00.

See our Course Calendar for master class dates.

Children's Parties

A morning or afternoon experience for groups of children over the age of eight.

Timing 11.00 to 2.00pm or 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Lunch provided separately by the Safari Park Café or bring your own food
Activities: survival tips; camouflage and stalking; shelter building; fire lighting; campfire cooking
Potential for theming
Additional Safari Park activities offered

Based on a group size of 12, the cost is £20 per person. Contact us for the cost of larger groups.

Outdoor First Aid: one day course

Coming soon.