Survive in the wild
Learn and test survival skills in the woodland
What is it?
Survive in the Wild is a basic bushcraft activity. It's the ideal development from our Castaway activity. Learn about wild food (especially what not to eat), how to get drinking water in the wilderness, building survival shelters to withstand wind and rain and lighting fires without matches.
How far to walk?
We travel round the wood during this activity, but the distance is no more than a quarter of a mile, on a route with no steps.
What to wear?
Rough clothes are essential. You will get dirty! Long trousers advisable. Sensible shoes. In wet weather, boots and waterproofs are a must.
What to bring?
If it's a birthday, bring a picnic tea and birthday cake to enjoy back at the play area or picnic area after the activity. Otherwise, just yourselves!
What does Wilderness Wood provide?
A ranger to organise the activity and provide all equipment. She/he carries a first aid kit and mobile phone. Please note that there are no toilet or hand washing facilities down in the wood.
Supervision and behaviour
Everyone has lots of fun, but an activity involving sticks and fire can never be risk-free, and the children are expected to behave sensibly. For safety reasons we must have some rules of behaviour, and the ranger will expect your adults to help uphold these rules.
How many people?
Maximum group size 16 children per ranger aged 8-13. It is essential that you include at least 2 adults to help with supervision. Numbers are not negotiable, for your own safety.
What if it’s wet?
A bit of rain only makes the challenge of shelter building and fire lighting more realistic! We go ahead irrespective of weather conditions. In wet weather the ranger will use tarpaulins to keep people drier.
£160 for 2 hours. Maximum 16 children, aged 8-13. Price includes 4 adults; extras pay usual admission charge.
Weekdays at any time, including after school. Saturdays and Sundays morning or afternoon. Invite people to arrive 15 mins before the activity is due to start, to allow for latecomers; children can enjoy the play area. With play and birthday tea after the activity, allow 2½-3 hours in total for your party.
Your party will start at the time booked. Please ensure guests arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time, and have used the toilet before the start time. If your party starts late, it will be curtailed, as the rangers have other commitments.
Excellent quality party bags can be supplied – two fun toys and a Wilderness Wood pencil in a recycled paper carrier bag. Price £2.40 each (bag alone 28p, to fill yourself). Please order on children's booking form. Toys rotate periodically.
Call us on 01825 830509 during office hours to check that your chosen date is free and to make a provisional booking. Fill in this booking form and send full payment within 10 days which confirms your booking. You can then let your guests know what to wear etc. Then come and have fun!
Send full payment within 10 days of completing your booking form. Any extra adults can be paid for on the day.
No refund will be given if you cancel within two weeks of your booked date. Cancellations made more than two weeks in advance will be refunded, less a £10 admin charge.