Wild Edge Adventure has launched a new series of bushcraft mini sessions available to families and friends to enjoy in their own gardens. The sessions are designed to offer a fun progressive bushcraft course that takes children from basic skills to become confident experts in living in the outdoors.
“We came up with these mini bushcraft sessions during lockdown when restrictions meant that we we could only meet as a group of six,” said Wild Edge Adventure’s James Macdonald. “These sessions developed from our home camp videos where we would show different elements of outdoor skills for people to watch. With the lockdown restrictions now relaxing, it means that we can offer a full in-person training program which has already been a great success and being enjoyed by many children who are working their way through the different levels on offer.
“The sessions are perfect for birthday parties or ideal for friends simply enjoying the chance to see each other again and enjoy learning some bushcraft skills in the process. They’re also ideal for a treat over the summer holidays.”
James explained that the sessions are available to children from the age of eight years old and above, with each level featuring four main topics allowing children to learn and become more knowledgeable in different areas of bushcraft skills. “We cover fire lighting, shelter, water collection and food, all available in the comfort of your own garden. All we need is a good sized garden and ideally a few trees too. We’ll happily arrange a site visit before the sessions takes place to explain how everything will work.”
The two hour bushcraft sessions cost £200 for four children, with up to two more children able to take part at an extra cost £50 per head.