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The Family Bushcraft Course

  • Location Saltash
  • Price from £62.00
  • Survival / Bushcraft
  • Camping
  • Fun & Games
  • Multi-activity
  • Learn new skills
  • Microadventure
  • Bucket list


We, at Serious Outdoor Skills, believe that there are so many outdoor activities which can be enjoyed together as a family. The Family Bushcraft Course is great fun and has a focus on spending some quality time together in the woods. You will be taught some new skills, which can be put into practice whenever you venture into the woods and outdoors. All in all, it is our intention to give the entire family a memorable, action packed, fun and informative adventure in the outdoors!

The first day will begin with some knife skills which will enable you to have a go at creating a piece of carved woodwork to take away with you and to have as a keepsake to remember the great experience we aim for you to have. This will be followed by a demonstration on several different methods of how to build a shelter so you can go off and use your newly found knowledge and skills to build your very own family sanctuary for the day. 

We will be teaching you how to track animals and to look for signs and clues left by the different kinds of wildlife. This is when kids and adults alike can become a “tracker” for the afternoon and put your tracking skills to the test! At meal times there will be the chance to use different wilderness cooking styles over the weekend which will include cooking over an open fire and using a ground oven. This will be done using the fire that you make yourselves! 

In the morning is when one of the most fun parts begins. Bow and arrow making! You will be shown, using traditional methods, how to create these and when we are finished, there will be a competition to try and hit the targets that we place out.

2021 Dates: 28th-29th August 2021
Start: Saturday 9am – Please arrive 15-mins early to avoid a delayed start. 
Finish: Sunday approx. 12pm 
Location: Cotehele National Trust, Cornwall 
Adult Price: £82 / Child Price: £62 Please Note: Min 2 participants per booking. Max 2 children per adult.
Recommended minimum age: 7+ (Must attend with a paying adult aged 18+) - It is the parent(s)/guardian(s) responsibility to determine if you feel the event is suitable for any child attending with you.
Meals: Evening meals will be provided by Serious Outdoor Skills – you will be responsible for your own breakfast and lunch. Please bring any extra snacks if you wish. Evening meals will usually be BBQ food with vegetarian options. 
If you have any food allergies or would prefer to self-cater for evening meals, please email to inform us of this.

Dates are non-transferable. 

Cancellations and refunds are subject to terms and conditions.

This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:

  • Families
  • School groups

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Effort Level

You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough


    What's included

  • Food Evening Meal Only
  • Equipment For taught sessions

    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing
  • Waterproofs
  • Food Breakfast, lunch and snacks
  • Drink
  • Other A full kit is list is provided upon booking




Serious Outdoor Skills

Serious Outdoor Skills

Serious Outdoor Skills is the experience provider for The Family Bushcraft Course