Bushcraft skills for beginners

Experience a full day in our outdoor workshop learning something different! As a novice trainee, we will introduce you to basic Bushcraft skills that you will learn in a Woodside setting located at Priory Farm, South Nutfield.

What will I learn?

Practised properly Bushcraft can have a positive impact on nature and help increase biodiversity. You will learn from your trainers Paul and Lorraine about the nature of hardwood trees, the benefits of coppicing and how to sustainably harvest from nature.

You will be taught how to use fixed blade knives safely and practise the different cutting techniques used for making some simple crafts such as feather sticks, walking sticks or a simple whittling project of your choice.

We will also learn how to make a fire using just friction and enjoy watching the flames as we toast marshmallows!

Course Suitability

This is a one-day workshop suitable for those aged 8 years upwards. If you have a child between the ages of 8 yrs and 12 yrs old they need to be supervised by an adult at all times.

Group bookings

We can facilitate groups of up to 10 individuals. Larger groups are a possibility but will be dependent on the availability of additional staff, therefore, please make contact to discuss your requirements further.

Bespoke courses

If you would like a bespoke training course this is something we are happy to discuss with you further. Depending on location and dates we may be able to travel to you to deliver the course! Training is not necessarily restricted to weekends, please inform the organiser of the dates you would like to be considered.

What shall I bring with me?

We will supply all the required tools and protection including aprons, fixed blade knives, cut resistant gloves and eye protection. If you do have your own tools and protection you are welcome to bring these with you, please make sure all tools have been sharpened beforehand, as a blunt tool is a dangerous tool!

You will remain in the open air throughout the day; therefore, participants should dress accordingly. We recommend that you have several layers of clothing, hats and gloves, waterproofs and strong footwear.

Please bring your own pack lunch and refillable cup or water bottle. Refreshments will be provided throughout the day.


£45.00 per person

10% discount offered for siblings of a child paying the full ticket price.

Children aged between 8 to 12 yrs are to be supervised by one adult at all times. There is no cost for the supervising adult if the adult is not participating by making an independent craft.

Teenagers can can be dropped off and picked up later if their parents or guardians do not wish to stay. We will also hold Teenager or Teenager and Adult only days.

If you have a child aged 7yrs and under that you would like to accompany you as a paying participant then you are welcome to bring them along to our Family workshops free of charge, do please still register their attendance.


Includes all materials, refreshments and access to the Discovery Walk for paying participants on the day.


Full day workshop: 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m

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