Kid's Bushcraft Class: Shelters and S'mores

Discover the basics of bushcraft with this kid's workshop in London!

London Bushcraft

London Bushcraft


3 hours Class size 1 to 15     label £375 per class

Whether you're on the hunt for unique children's birthday party ideas or you're searching for new things to do in London with your kids, this bushcraft class is a great chance to explore the capital's beautiful outdoor spaces.

This fun workshop begins with a tracking game, where outdoor instructor Wendy will teach the group to use camouflage, stealth, and their surroundings to sneak towards and claim a target. Once your little explorers have learned to blend in with nature, they'll gather up and get to the next stage of the class — shelter building!

Your kids will learn to use branches, foliage, and other outdoor materials to build sturdy, secure shelters that they can enjoy with their friends. It's a fantastic chance to get them away from the messy pillow forts at home and into the garden for some more outside time!

The instructor will then showcase various fire lighting techniques before sending the group off the collect firewood around the site. Each child will get to put their bushcraft skills to the test as they ignite a campfire without any matches!

At the end of the class, there'll be time to enjoy toasting handmade s'mores over the fire before your group heads home feeling relaxed, with a new passion for nature!

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 at 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.

What you'll get
  • Expert bushcraft guidance from a qualified instructor.
  • All of the ingredients 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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