Wildcraft takes kids’ favourite video games and transforms them into an outdoor adventure that gets children off their screen and outdoors.
In video games like Minecraft and Fortnite, players have to survive in a hostile environment; build their own house, hunt for their food, search for resources 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 for real?
In our unique outdoor game kids have to work together, using what they know from video games, to learn outdoor survival skills and earn points along the way. Playing our ‘Wildcraft Adventure’ game is a fantastic way to get your video game obsessed child out into nature.
Just like in their favourite video games, kids will be set a number of challenges throughout the day, and all the while be building their dens before ‘night’ falls and the monsters wake up! Players will light their own campfires, ‘mine’ for resources and use sharp axes; all activities are closely supervised by experienced Forest School leaders. There’ll be plenty of time to get creative with play and imagination, of course. Wildcraft is a full day of video game inspired activities ideal for kids aged 6-12 years.
Players will also get the chance to enjoy hot campfire snacks such as sausages and marshmallows. They can even trade magic items they find for apples or cookies.
Wildcraft Adventures usually run from 10am – 4pm and the game is usually played in groups of between 12 and 24 kids. Children play in teams of 4 or 5 and work together to score as many points as possible, though the emphasis is not on winning the game but on scoring points through effort, participation and being creative.
Skills you will learn
Skills covered include:
Please be aware that Wildcraft days include several bushcraft activities including; splitting wood with a small axe, fire-lighting, den building, toasting marshmallows and whittling. Our staff are trained and experienced at tutoring children through such skills and will cater each activity to suit the child’s age and experience as appropriate. Your child’s safety is our primary concern.
Parents don’t usually stay with their children during our Wildcraft events. If your child has additional 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 aim to be as inclusive as we can.
We can also run Wildcraft as a private group booking and it also makes a very popular outdoor Birthday Party.
Take a look at our upcoming events to find a Wildcraft Adventure near you.
We had a really lovely few hours today and learnt such a lot in a very short space of time. Elliott was so pleased he lit his cotton wool with his flint and Orla keeps talking about the death triangle, Good skills as well as good fun in a beautiful setting. Highly recommended.