Bushcraft and Shelter Building

Discovery Session – Bushcraft & Shelter Building  


As Ray Mears once said ‘knowledge is the key to survival, the real beauty of that is that is, it doesn’t weigh anything.’

The aim of this session is to initiate the intrigue in the area of bushcraft and to let the children encounter some of the experiences they have seen Bear Grylls and Ray Mears go through on television. We learn about all the natural materials it takes to make shelters, fires and keep warm in the woodland environment. Assembling shelters to survive a rain (or bucket of water!) encounter and buil fires hot enough to cook on all without the use of matches. If all goes well, we enjoy a warming treat inside a shelter at the end of the session! 

We are most known for our ‘Out of the classroom’ outlook on studying. We have always used local locations and environments to bring student into direct contact with geographical or environmental issues in a fun way, giving opportunities or discovery.


Key Learning Objectives


- Communication and brainstorming

- Learning outside the classroom

- Environmental awareness


Duration – 3 Hours

Hilltop Centre Facilities

Relax and take in the beautiful woodland setting of Hilltop, situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty overlooking the North Norfolk Coastline. Based at our woodland Lodge centre which is in keeping with its natural surroundings, we trust you'll be pleasantly surprised by the modern, well cared for centre. Our helpful and friendly team are dedicated to your group to ensure your day is a real success.