Bushcraft for Kids
£45.00 3 hours
*Please Note: Minimum/Maximum number of participants may apply to some activities. For short notice availability or if you are unable to select the numbers of places for this event that you require, please call us or get in touch via our Contact page to discuss other alternatives.
Alfresco Adventures offer a unique experience for children; teaching them vital life skills through the means of outdoor survival. This bespoke package can be tailored to suit any school group or party.
The package includes, firstly, teaching children the skill of shelter building. Here, tarpaulins and natural resources are used to teach children how to protect themselves from elements in the wild. Children have a great time foraging in the woods for the best natural tools to make their shelter stronger and more unique than the others; introducing a competitive element which will ensure even the most reluctant child gets involved. They will also learn the importance of safety and risk assessments in this environment. The second aspect to the Bushcraft session focuses on children learning to safely prepare food in the wild, utilising skills such as fire lighting and cooking on an open fire. Children are taught to prepare and light a fire using firesteel. Children and instructors will then prepare a meal on an open fire and whittle sticks to toast marshmallows.
What we tend to cook on a open fire:
- Hotdogs with onions.
- Fish fingers sandwiches.
- Hot chocolate.
- Yorkshire nettle tea
- Marshmallows to make SMORES!
Fancy something a little more adventurous? We also offer bush tucker trails giving you the opportunity to try bugs, crickets, locusts and mealworms. Do you DARE?