Home education sessions

*NEW FOR 2018*

New drop-in bushcraft sessions for home educators and their children on Wednesdays during term-time in Wendover Woods.

Younger children

In the morning from 11.00am to 12.00pm we welcome four to nine year-olds to learn about and from nature, make things out of natural materials and play games and interact with the woods, learning to respect the plants and animals we share the woods with. Cost is £6 per child on a pay as you go, drop-in basis.

Older children

In the afternoon from 1.00pm to 2.30pm we will guide your children through essential bushcraft knowledge and skills – e.g. find out about the trees, plants and animals in the woods, learn different ways to make fire when your matches are wet and how to manage a fire, making cordage from natural materials, safe knifework and carving projects and all complimented by appreciation of how these have been used over the centuries. Cost is £12 per week on a pay as you go, drop-in-basis but contact us for discounts for booking blocks of weeks.

Children will also learn to appreciate going slow and taking time to achieve their aims, learning to work alongside others and get a regular immersion in nature, which helps with a general sense of wellbeing.

  • The regular meeting place will be next to the Cafe in the Woods.

bushcraft curriculum