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FAMILY BUSHCRAFT

"NATURE IS A PLAYGROUND"

HALF DAY & FULL DAYs

Wildeye Adventures creates half day / full day / overnight courses teaching bushcraft, wilderness skills for families, children & young people. Our half days courses last between 2 to 4 hours and full days last between 4 to 6 hours.

Overnight camps mostly take place at a private family owned woodland site based in Sevenoaks, Kent. This site gives a sense of being secluded, in a wild-like and safe space. 

Our experienced instructors build positive relationships with the guests we encounter on courses/camps. Our aim is to share our passion for nature, plant positive seeds in young people's minds and share knowledge of the wild that creates a better relationship towards the natural world & environment.

We work in different locations around the London area. The site in Chalfont St. Peter can include an archery activity.

We are also happy to travel to you, if you haver a particular site/outdoor space in mind. 

 

Wildeye Adventures provides all bushcraft equipment for the courses. Please enquire with us, we can support you in creating a memorable and inspiring family bushcraft day for friends or family.

LOCATIONS:

  • CHALFONT ST. PETER - SL9 - THIS SITE CAN INCLUDE AN ARCHERY ACTIVITY

  • SEVENOAKS, KENT - TN16 - PRIVATE ANCIENT WOODLAND (OVERNIGHT CAMPING)

  • DULWICH - SE21 - (OVERNIGHT CAMPING) THIS SITE CAN INCLUDE AN ARCHERY ACTIVITY

  • BARNES, LONDON - SW13 

Get in touch to arrange a fun family bushcraft day with us
Email: contact@wildeyeadventures.com

ACTIVITIES MAY INCLUDE:

  • SHELTER BUILDING (USING TARPS)

  • FIRE LIGHTING 

  • TOASTING MARSHMALLOWS (MAKING SMORES)

  • MAKING DAMPER BREAD (CAMP FIRE COOKING)

  • NATURE HUNT (TREE & PLANT ID FOR KIDS)

  • MAKING NATURAL HEALING BALMS

  • CAMOUFLAGE WOODLAND GAMES

  • CRAFTING TREE SPIRITS (CRAFTING)

  • NATURAL NAVIGATION

  • CREATING WATER FILTERS

  • TRAP MAKING

  • IN DEPTH TREE & PLANT ID 

  • ARCHERY (only at Chalfont St. Peter site)

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HALF DAYS

Half days last between 2 to 4 hours. You may choose up to 3 - 4 activities for a half day. Our most popular activities are shelter building, fire lighting, toasting marshmallows (making smores) & woodland camouflage games.

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FULL DAYS

Full days last between 4 to 6 hours long. Choose up to 5 to 6 different activities. Please enquire if you have any particular skills you may wish you focus on. 

OVERNIGHT COURSES/CAMPS

Overnight camping is available for families & children wishing to spend time in woodlands learning bushcraft skills & outdoor education. 

 

It's important to encourage both youth and adults to keep a close relationship to the natural world and the best way to connect with the nature is by spending time in it. Learning bushcraft/survival skills is a chance to get creative, use the imagination and problem solve using what nature provides. 

Discover how to create a natural shelter, use tarp for shelter and learn more about useful trees, plants and fungi used in bushcraft. Forage for tinder & fuel, practise different fire lighting methods and learn facts about ancient trees & woods.

After a full day gaining outdoor skills & guidance from instructors. You will be prepped with the required knowledge, enough to be responsible for you own personal well being overnight in the woods. Nature is an amazing teacher and has much to teach us, if we can learn to stop, look & listen. 

Wildeye Adventures shares outdoor skills & environmental education in the aims of developing your personal relationship to nature. Encouraging self-reliance, problem solving, woodland awareness and personal responsibility towards the natural world. 

Our instructors share abundant knowledge on the fascinating world of ancient trees & woodlands. Inspiring a stronger connection to the natural world. Many young people have left our camps feeling inspired to start their environmental projects within their own communities. 

It's time to go wild, let nature provide and spend a night away from the city side.

NEXT PUBLIC COURSE:  

11th September 2022

Sunday 10am to 5pm (Bushcraft Day Course)

1 x Adult - £60

1 x Child - £40

Activities include: Shelter making. Fire lighting Skills. Camp Craft. Camp Fire Cooking (making damper bread) 

Tree & Plant ID (Nature Treasure Hunt) Toasting marshmallows.     

 

Minimum of 3 families required to run a course. Maximum 15.

Drop us an email to be added to the mailing list for future events.

Maximum 15 guests on public camps

Location: Based in private 23 acre ancient woodlands in Brasted Chart, Sevenoaks, Kent

Please connect with us to arrange a private family course/camp with specific activities you may wish to explore and to arrange dates.

For enquiries, booking & payments details please email: contact@wildeyeadventures.com

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OVERNIGHT CAMPING

Survival skills will empower you. Discover skills of the wild that will improve confidence in the outdoors & develop camping abilities. 

Our courses encourage stepping out of the comfort zone and experiencing sleeping in the woods independently. Remember British weather is un-predictable, so be willing to adapt to the elements. Please dress appropriately for the outdoors.

 

All courses & overnight camps are self-catered on day one, so please bring enough food & snacks for day one. You are required to bring a packed lunch & an evening meal to cook over a fire. 

Breakfast the next morning is provided for.

 

After booking, you'll be emailed course information, a kit list, camp food ideas and advised on what to bring before attending. 

Our overnight experience encourages solitude in nature.

Instructors offer guidance & support throughout the day, however, when the sunsets staff will be on site, but out of site!

We encourage solitude in nature.

The sound of a Native America Indian flute calls you to breakfast, served between 7am - 8am. 

Leave our woods feeling inspired and empowered.

AWARENESS:

Be aware that there are no toilets in our woods. It's back to the primitive; so think like a wild cat. You'll be advised during woodland awareness on introduction. Bring personal toilet paper & hand sanitiser with you. All personal trash must be taken off site and litter disposed of. Please inform us of any food allergies or intolerances before arriving on camp. Only then may we cater to personal specific needs.

There is drinking water on site if you need to refill water bottles or flasks. There will be water and hygiene points on camp. Hot water is available. You will be sent camp food ideas, a kit list & location details via email after booking. 

Overnight camps are the best way to immerse yourself in nature and put natural shelter making abilities to the test. Natural shelter building takes time, energy & manual labour. Don't expect a walk in the park. 

You are free to decide on the day, using tarps cuts out the hard work of foraging for materials, however, we encourage building nature shelters as it provides a more rewarding experiencing, building something out fo nothing.

Survival skills will test your psychology, creative skills and problem solving abilities. 

Discover essential survival skills required to set you up for a night in the woods. Be prepared to cook personal food over a fire - come rain or shine. Bring back-up snacks incase you get peckish whilst shelter building.

You'll need to forage enough wood/fuel to sustain you for the night and next morning.

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PRICES

PUBLIC COURSES / OVERNIGHT FAMILY CAMPS
(Overnight courses include breakfast for each guest)

ADULTS 18+ 

1x Adult - £85 

CHILDREN/YOUTH 6+years
1 x Child - £75

1 x Adult & 1 x Child - £160


HIRE A SURVIVAL/BUSHCRAFT INSTRUCTOR FOR A PRIVATE COURSE / CAMP
Half Day | Full Day | Overnight

Pricing depends on timings, group size, activities & time of year
Starting from £200 - £500