Woodland Skills is running bespoke workshops for you and your family please contact the office: Click Here

Not wishing to discriminate by only offering the traditional “Father And Son” courses, we wanted to broaden our appeal and provide an exciting learning environment where Mothers, Aunts, Foster Carers and feisty Grand Parents can also come and spend an exhilarating weekend with the young people in their family.

A & Y persons weekend

Courses are intended to facilitate a deep bonding and are therefore designed for one carer accompanied by up to two young people.

Natural Cordage

Full of action and adventure, this jolly in the woods provides an exciting time where Adults and Young people can share the traditional camping experience.


Clive Cobie, your qualified instructor for the weekend, will demonstrate and give guidance on the safe use of tools and equipment, enabling you to learn the essential bushcraft techniques needed for making and living in a woodland camp. These include making your own shelter using the natural materials around you. How to make fire, using a variety of techniques, including friction. Foraging for wild food. The collection and purification of water and how to make cordage.

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While our wildlife is precious to us all, your hunting skills will still be explored through tracking games in the woods, and axe throwing. Days full of fun and fresh air will be rounded off with night time expeditions and campfire games.

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Please click here for the course schedule.

Please Note:
Remember you will be living and surviving in a woodland environment. It is only to be expected that you may well burn stain or otherwise damage any equipment you bring. If you are not sure about the suitability of your kit please ask. Woodland Skills can not accept any responsibility for the condition of your kit. We regularly consider potential risks and have an outstanding safety record.

Please be aware that the nature of this course is adventurous and you may encounter the odd bump, bruise and burn (remember you will be making fire). All our staff are fully first aid trained and more than able to deal with any accidents.

For a kit list click here. In addition you will need to bring your own tent and bedding.

Cost £150 per Adult and young person. Extra young person + £50.

For booking information, including a booking and confidential medical form please click here. 

Please note that young people must be 7+ years old.

  Limited spaces so please book early.

Members since 2007