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Campfire Cooking for Kids

July 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

kids campfire cooking workshop in north wales

Kids can join us to become Outdoor Masterchefs for a day in the woods learning to cook up delicious meals and snacks over a crackling campfire. Children will gain confidence in cooking up a variety of foods outdoors from wild teas, to fresh bread, to scrummy desserts.¬†This day is perfect for any child who loves the outdoor life and they’ll pick up a whole bunch of skills to use on their next family camping trip. Expect sticky fingers ūüôā

Kids will also build their own campfires and create their own camp cooking gadgets from natural materials to grill, fry, bake and boil a range of tasty treats.¬†All this will take place against the backdrop of the National Trust’s beautiful Erddig estate with ancient woodland, parkland and footpath network.

Activities will Include:

‚ô¶ Take a foraging walk on the hunt for edible plants

‚ô¶ Baking scrummy puddings in a dutch oven

‚ô¶ Build your own campfire and cook on it

‚ô¶ Craft your own campfire gadgets to hang your cooking pot

‚ô¶ Learn to cook up quick & easy alternatives to toasting marshmallows

‚ô¶ Bake bannock bread in a pan next to the campfire

‚ô¶ Create a woodland feast with campfire calzones, garlic bread, potato waffles, toasties, nettle crisps and more

‚ô¶ Plenty of opportunity for play in the woods including favourites like den building, rope games and camouflage

Tickets are £37 per child and £32 for each additional sibling.

The activities are aimed at 8-12 year olds due to the higher skill level required of kids when doing campfire cooking, but we have had younger and older children come along so 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 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‚Ķ that‚Äôs 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.

About the Activity Leaders

bushcraft skills in north walesJames Kendall is Bushcraft Instructor, Forest School Leader & Social Forester. He has been working in woodlands for over 10 years now. He recently received the Bushcraft Competency Certifiate awarded through the Institute for Outdoor Learning after 2 years of study. He was also the Project Manager for Long Wood Community Woodland, the largest community owned woodland in Wales, overseeing management of 300 acres (120ha) of broadleaf and conifer forest. He is a former Director of Llais y Goedwig, the voice of community woodlands in Wales.

lea kendall - counsellor and life coach

Lea Kendall is the co-founder of Woodland Classroom and has led hundreds of woodland activity sessions for groups of all ages. She is also a qualified Counsellor and Mindfulness in the Woods practitioner, specialising in Nature Therapy.

“I am a firm believer in the power of nature to be therapeutic for everyone. My training as an Counsellor worked toward my long-term goal¬†to incorporate nature therapy into my services. I am passionate about finding ways to increase the¬†self-esteem of people and¬†encouraging motivation through positive experience,¬†shared enthusiasm and a¬†nurturing environment.”

About the Venue

Erddig lies right on the doorstep of Wrexham town, easily accessible off the A483.

Erddig is home to Grade I listed gardens. Tours are given daily to visitors or you can freely explore the impressive walled garden, now restored to its 18th-century formal design. With rare fruit trees and a National Collection of Ivies, Erddig’s garden is a very special place.

Visitors can learn about its history, design, restoration and conservation. Discover how this magnificent garden is managed today. Then, in your own time, revisit your favourite parts, or just sit and relax.

Explore a much-loved home, garden and 1,200-acre estate filled with the stories of a family and their servants. Discover life above and below stairs in a unique family home that’s captured the way of life of a bustling household during the early years of the last century.

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Venue Facilities

Whilst you’re child is off enjoying everything our workshop has to offer, perhaps you might enjoy visiting the National Trust property for the day and take advantage of the many things Erddig Hall & Gardens has to offer…

  • Tea-room and restaurant
  • Take home a selection of peat-free plants in spring and summer
  • Try a bottle of Erddig’s own cider
  • Gift Shop with a variety of food, garden and locally-sourced gift ideas
  • Daily tours of the hall and gardens
  • Free parking
  • The Wolfs Den, a 2.5 acre natural play area for little ones
  • 1,200 acre parkland to discover

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’re offering a small 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 Рdrop 2 standard Child tickets at full price into your Basket and at the Checkout simply apply the coupon codeWILDSIBLING2 to activate the £5 discount.

For 3 children from the same family Рdrop 3 standard Child tickets at full price into your Basket and at the Checkout simply apply the coupon code WILDSIBLING3 to activate the cumulative £10 discount.


Get in touch if you have any questions. Phone James, 07876 794098 or email us. Advance booking is essential. Tickets are available just below on this page.



July 26
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Woodland Classroom
07876 794098


Felin Puleston Outdoor Centre
Wrexham, LL13 7RF United Kingdom
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