Earlier this Autumn Emily's friend told her about a club that she attends, Back to Basics Bushcraft. Being a child who is in her element when getting hands on with nature this sounded like the ideal club for Em's and we made enquiries into signing her up.
Later that week Emily went along for her first session and LOVED it!
The session runs for an hour each week during term time and costs just £3. In addition to this, they have had camp nights during the Summer holiday which was Emily's first sleep out in a tent and she just wished it had been for longer. Bushcraft is a children's survival skills and Bushcraft club which offers the children fun, safe and educational activities.
The club is run by Jonathan and his crew of helpers, plenty of adults about to ensure the children are safe and engaged.
They offer activities such as den building, natural object crafts, First Aid, outdoor cooking, fire lighting, archery, wildlife activities and so much more, as well as fun games. All of this also goes to building the children's confidence and social skills.
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The school grounds where Emily attends boasts a secure and equipped purpose Bushcraft area, With log seating, plenty of sticks and branches for den making, equipment hut, pit fire area and vegetable patches. Along with natural habitats to encourage wildlife.
They also have access to the school hall so whatever the weather they can enjoy their various activities, especially the lastest Emily has been learning, Whittling.
For this they need the light so they can use the knives safely, and the large hall accommodates this, allowing each child to work in their own space.
One of the things Emily most anticipates when going is cooking outside, be it the bacon rolls after a camp night or S'mores over the campfire, she loves it!
Bushcraft also offer party packages (this is on Emily's party plans for next year!)
prices start from just £6.99 per child for 1.5 hours of great fun! Party packages offer a variety of activities to choose from so you can customise the party to your child's likes.
Emily is thoroughly enjoying her fun at Bushcraft and eagerly awaits for in each week. To find out more then visit their webpage or check them out on Facebook.
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