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Wildcraft Adventure: the outdoor experience for video gamers

Wildcraft: Outdoor Adventure for Video Gamers (Wrexham)

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Our video game inspired activity day returns to Wrexham for May half term week. In games like Minecraft and Fortnite, players have to survive in a hostile environment; build their own house, hunt for their food, search for materials and fend off wandering monsters. Sure, your child can survive in the 'wilderness' on the computer screen, but can they do it out in the real woods? In our unique outdoor game kids have to work together, using what they know from…

Wildcraft Adventure: the outdoor experience for video gamers

Wildcraft: Outdoor Adventure for Video Gamers (Swansea)

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Back in Swansea by popular demand over this May half term week. Our video game inspired activity days return. In games like Minecraft and Fortnite, players have to survive in a hostile environment; build their own house, hunt for their food, hunt for materials and fend off wandering monsters. Sure, your child can survive in the wilderness on the computer screen, but can they do it out in the woods? In our unique outdoor game kids have to work together, using…

Wildcraft Adventure: the outdoor experience for video gamers

Wildcraft: Outdoor Adventure for Video Gamers (Swansea)

May 31 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Back in Swansea by popular demand over this May half term week. Our video game inspired activity days return. In games like Minecraft and Fortnite, players have to survive in a hostile environment; build their own house, hunt for their food, hunt for materials and fend off wandering monsters. Sure, your child can survive in the wilderness on the computer screen, but can they do it out in the woods? In our unique outdoor game kids have to work together, using…

weeds for wellbeing at hawarden estate with woodland classroom

Weeds for Wellbeing (Hawarden Estate)

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

An introduction to foraging for wild plants in spring that can be used in the treatment of common ailments. So many plants that are considered "weeds" can actually be harvested to create effective home remedies. You'll learn to identify a range of plants and come away with your own honey elixir and immune boosting spring tonic and hedgerow syrups. We will also make our own fresh, herbal teas and everyone can take away foraged plants to dry at home. This course…

bushcraft & mindfulness

Woodland Mindfulness & Bushcraft Weekend

June 8 @ 10:00 am - June 9 @ 4:00 pm

Immerse yourself in a whole weekend of mindfulness in the woods accompanied by a range of bushcraft activities aimed at focusing the mind and increasing awareness & appreciation of the natural world. Throughout the weekend you will be guided by four tutors each with their own specialities and experience in their field. Join us around the campfire amoungst the beautiful woods and parkland of the National Trust's Chirk Castle estate in NorthEast Wales for a relaxing weekend of learning in…

campfire cooking course in north wales

Wild Cooking

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Do you want to take your outdoor cookery skills to a whole new level? We will guide you through a banquet of mouth-watering recipes all of which can be cooked easily outdoors over the campfire. This one day course looks at a range of inspiring foods that you'll be able to recreate for yourself. We will learn to prepare and cook; snacks, salads, starters, savoury meals and sweet desserts. All this will take place against the backdrop of our bushcraft…

Identifying Trees in Summer

Identifying Trees in Summer

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

When you're out walking, have you ever wondered, "which tree is that?" Do you know your rowan from your ash? Have no fear, because on this one-day course we'll show you how to identify a host of tree species by looking at leaves, bark, the shape of the tree and other clues. We'll also look at the different uses that trees have, their place in the ecosystem and even a bit of woodland folklore. You will also take away your…

firelighting and bushcraft skills for families in north wales

Playing with Fire

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

A whole day of fire-lighting skills for parents and kids. We're told as children not to play with fire, but if we discover it's secrets and learn how to be safe when lighting fires outdoors then it can be our best friend. It warms us, cooks our food, lights our way and hypnotises us whilst campfire tales are told. We believe that kids should know not only how to light fires, but also manage their risk and be responsible for…

campfire cooking for kids workshop

Campfire Cooking for Kids (Hawarden Estate)

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

Kids can join us 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 :-) Kids will also build their…

Wildcraft Adventure: the outdoor experience for video gamers

Wildcraft: Outdoor Adventure for Video Gamers (Hawarden Estate)

August 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

We've bringing our video game inspired activity day back to Flintshire for the summer holidays! In games like Minecraft and Fortnite, players have to survive in a hostile environment; build their own house, hunt for their food, search for materials and fend off wandering monsters. Sure, your child can survive in the 'wilderness' on the computer screen, but can they do it out in the real woods? In our unique outdoor game kids have to work together, using what they…

mindfulness in woodlands - training in north wales

Mindfulness in the Woods (Chirk Castle)

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

An introduction to Mindfulness with nature as an aid and stimulus for learners to improve their health & well-being through a stronger connection to ourselves and nature. Our qualified and experienced tutor will take you through a range of activities aimed at giving you techniques to take forward in practising Mindfulness in your own time. All this will take place against the backdrop of the beautiful National Trust's Chirk Castle estate with ancient woodland, deer parkland and footpath network. The…

mindfulness in nature workshop

Mindfulness in the Woods (Hawarden Estate)

August 31 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

An introduction to Mindfulness with nature as an aid and stimulus for learners to improve their health & well-being through a stronger connection to ourselves and nature. Our qualified and experienced tutor will take you through a range of activities aimed at giving you techniques to take forward in practising Mindfulness in your own time. All this will take place against the backdrop of the beautiful Hawarden Estate Farm Shop with 25 acres of its own fields, orchards, and woodlands.…

wild food foraging in north wales

Wild Food, Foraging & Wilderness Cookery

September 14 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Autumn in the woods is the perfect time for foraging wild foods. Join our expert guest tutor, Dave Watson from Woodland Survival Crafts as we explore the world of edible plants, fungi and wild game. "Food tastes better outdoors" is a common phrase but it tastes even better when you have gathered and prepared it yourself. Edible wild plants and fungi are often viewed with suspicion and thought to be bitter or tasteless, only to be eaten as a last…

weeds for wellbeing at hawarden estate with woodland classroom

Weeds for Wellbeing (Hawarden Estate)

September 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

An introduction to foraging for wild plants in autumn that can be used in the treatment of common ailments. Autumn is such an abundant time for our hedgerows and many plants that are considered "weeds" can actually be harvested to create effective home remedies. You'll learn to identify a range of plants and come away with your own honey elixir and immune boosting tonic and hedgerow syrup. We will also make our own fresh, herbal teas and everyone can take away…

weeds for wellbeing - hedgerow medicine in north wales

Weeds for Wellbeing (Chirk Castle)

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

An introduction to foraging for wild plants in that can be used in the treatment of common ailments. Autumn is an abundant time in our hedgerows and so many plants that are considered "weeds" can actually be harvested to create effective home remedies. You'll learn to identify a range of plants and come away with your own honey elixir and immune boosting tonic and hedgerow syrup. We will also make our own fresh, herbal teas and everyone can take away foraged…

mindfulness in nature workshop

Mindfulness in the Woods (Chirk Castle)

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

An introduction to Mindfulness with nature as an aid and stimulus for learners to improve their health & well-being through a stronger connection to ourselves and nature. Our qualified and experienced tutor will take you through a range of activities aimed at giving you techniques to take forward in practising Mindfulness in your own time. All this will take place against the backdrop of the beautiful National Trust's Chirk Castle estate with ancient woodland, deer parkland and footpath network. The…

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