Kid's Bushcraft Class: Navigation and S'mores

Treat your kids to an amazing outdoor experience with this bushcraft class!

London Bushcraft

London Bushcraft


2.5 hours Class size 1 to 15     label £330 per class

On the hunt for exciting things to do in London with your kids? Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a countryside experience in the capital with this beginners' bushcraft class!

Guided by an expert instructor, Wendy, this fun-filled workshop will teach your little ones all the skills they need to traverse the great outdoors!

The experience begins with a navigation challenge, where your kids will learn to use natural techniques to locate different directions. Once they can tell true north from south, they'll use their new skills to explore the surroundings and locate hidden items that will help with the next phase — fire lighting!

Your instructor will demonstrate various lighting techniques before sending the group off to gather firewood around the site to light their own campfire. They won't just be learning to light a flame, they'll be igniting an interest in nature that is sure to come in handy on all their future explorations.

Whether you're enjoying a bushcraft birthday party with your child and their friends or you're exploring nature as a family, this class will end with the chance to gather around the fire to enjoy handmade s'mores!

Please note:

  • This workshop can take place at four separate addresses across London, you can choose your preferred location after booking.
  • For group bookings, there will need to be at least 2-3 parents in the class. The role of parent helpers is mainly to keep an eye on everyone to help ensure the safety of the children. The instructors take overall responsibility for the group.

Add-on available for this class
  • Extra teacher - raises maximum group size to 24 (£150)
You can add these when you book (optional).
What you'll get
  • Expert bushcraft guidance from a qualified instructor.
  • All of the ingredients, tools and equipment for the workshop.
What to bring
  • Comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty.
  • Waterproof jacket if rain is likely.
  • Closed-toe shoes such as trainers or walking boots (No sandals or flip flops).
  • Sunscreen or hat if it’s sunny.
  • A completed consent form to bring along on the day.
  • A water bottle.
  • Antibacterial gel.
Suitable for

This class is perfect for beginners - no prior experience is needed.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 7 years old). An adult must accompany any attending kids. The adult may observe at the class for free.


South London Scout Centre, Grange Lane, Dulwich, London SE21 7LH

Your teacher
London Bushcraft
London Bushcraft


Escape to a countryside experience while still in the capital with the only bushcraft company based in London. Offering fun, friendly, hands-on bushcraft courses for team building, birthdays, schools, birthdays, community groups, and more

Wendy Paton’s interest in bushcraft started as a young child. She grew up in Australia and has always been fascinated by the skills and knowledge that allowed indigenous Australians to survive for thousands of years off the land. She loves returning to her home country regularly to see family and friends and having time for her favourite pastime; snorkelling and diving for shellfish.

As well as being experienced in bushcraft in the UK, Wendy has led 21 expeditions worldwide. She has foraged for wild rhubarb in Mongolia, eaten live ants in Ecuador, gone mud fishing in Vietnam, tracked with the Kalahari Bushmen in Botswana, caught and eaten frogs for breakfast in Laos and picked enough wild blueberries in Ecuador to turn herself blue. These experiences bring real depth of knowledge to the bushcraft and survival skills taught by London Bushcraft.

She believes that bushcraft is very much needed in a society that has, in some ways, drifted away from its ancestral and natural roots. It provides people with an opportunity to connect with the world around them more fully - and sometimes also a part of themselves they have never come into contact with before.

Wendy is supported by a large and experienced team with a deep knowledge of bushcraft and working with groups.

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