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Survival School (Chirk Castle, Wrexham)

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

£36
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This May half term week, we’re teaming up with the National Trust to host a day of bushcraft adventures in the woods, inspired by Bear Grylls’ recent kids TV show. Open to children aged 8-14 years.  Kids will have to choose which few precious items to take into the woods, discover which plants and trees could help them survive and learn to use sharp tools to craft useful items. There will also be our bushtucker challenge (optional for kids) where we’ll be tasting all sorts of weird snacks including edible insects! If your kids have enjoyed our Wildcraft Adventure™ and wanted to take their bushcraft skills further, then this event is the one for them.

Finding water, map reading, building shelter, making cordage – we’ll be taking kids through all the essential skills for survival. They will also get to try their hand at the ancient art of fire by friction! They’ll learn skills from our ancestors that will come in handy next time they find themselves dropped on a desert island… or perhaps on their next family camping trip.

We will be cooking some snacks on the campfire as part of the activities, but children should bring their own packed lunch too. Drinks and shelter will be available throughout the day – your kids’ needs and comfort are important to us. Places are limited, so book early to avoid missing out.

Get in touch if you’d like to know more. Advance booking is essential. Phone James, 07876 794098 or email us.

Tickets are £36 per child and £32 for each additional sibling. For our Survival School events we host a smaller group of kids so that we can give your child more direct attention and quality tutoring, hence the ticket price is slightly more costly per child than our Wildcraft events.

The event is aimed at 8-14 year olds due to the higher level skills activities kids do throughout the day. But we have had younger and older children come along. If you feel that your child would be suited to the day, then do get in touch with us and we can decide if this event is a good fit for your child.

All activities are based around our forest school shelter, log-built roundhouse and surrounding woods. Children will make new friends and learn new skills whilst enjoying a fantastic day out in nature, all led by experienced activity leaders.

Parents don’t stay with their children during this event. Our forest school activity days are all supervised by trained and experienced staff… that’s us. If your child has special needs that you feel would require a parent or guardian to stay with them for the day though, we would advise getting in touch with us in advance of making a booking and we’ll see what we can arrange. We like to be as inclusive as we can.

To get your Tickets – scroll to the bottom of this page.

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About the Venue

Chirk Castle has over 480 acres of estate parkland for you to explore, with wild ponies, sheep, veteran trees, and a beautifully preserved section of Offa’s Dyke. The estate is located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has also been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest as an important habitat for rare invertebrates, bats, fungi, and wild flowers.

Chirk Castle is 7 miles south of Wrexham, easily accessible off the A5, close to the tourist destination of Llangollen.

The award-winning gardens at Chirk cover 5.5 acres of manicured lawns, clipped yews, herbaceous borders, beautiful rose, shrub and rock gardens, and the wooded pleasure ground – perfect for a stroll, with stunning views over the Cheshire and Salop plains.

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Venue Facilities

Whilst your kids are adventuring in the estate’s woods you might want to make advantage of the many things Chirk Castle has to offer…

♦ Over 700 years of history, including the imposing medieval castle, built by Edward I

♦ The Courtyard tea-room serves a seasonal menu, cream teas, homemade cakes, hot and cold drinks and snacks

♦ The gift shop has a variety of food, garden and locally-sourced gift ideas

♦ The free car park is 40m from the ticket office and visitor centre

♦ Dogs welcome on the estate on a lead, assistance dogs only please in the formal gardens

You can find out more about everything the venue has to offer by visiting their website.

How To Claim your Discount for Booking Siblings onto this Event

We’ve decided to give a little discount in order to ease the financial burden on families with more than one child. Hey, we like to help. So, in order to activate this discount at the checkout on this website, here’s what you need to do:

For 2 children from the same family – drop 2 standard Child tickets at full price into your Basket and at the Checkout simply apply the coupon code SS-SIBLING2 to activate the £4 discount.

For 3 children from the same family – drop 3 standard Child tickets at full price into your Basket and at the Checkout simply apply the coupon code SS-SIBLING3 to activate the cumulative £8 discount.

Easy!

YOU CAN READ OUR EVENT TERMS & CONDITIONS HERE.

Organiser

Woodland Classroom
Phone:
07876 794098
Website:
www.woodlandclassroom.com

Venue

Chirk Castle
Chirk Castle, Chirk, Wrexham, LL14 5AF
Wrexham, Wrexham LL14 5AF United Kingdom
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Phone:
01691 777701
Website:
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chirk-castle

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