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Team building

Imagine the sense of achievement from lighting a fire simply by rubbing sticks together, or the empowerment you would get from crafting a woodland home just from what nature provides, or the satisfaction in planting trees which will one day grow to be giants.

For businesses looking to build stronger teams the outdoors has so much to offer. Your staff will come away from a challenging and fun Team Building experience feeling enthused, valued and motivated to return to work.

We offer a range of competitive or cooperative outdoor activities which will appeal to all abilities. Your team will be guided by experienced instructors as they use bushcraft, survival skills and environmental conservation tasks to bring out the best in your team so they can improve communication, problem solving, creative thinking and effectiveness.

When designing your Team Building sessions we will ask you what it is that your staff need to improve at. Our workshops can be designed around achieving any of the following outcomes:

  • Stronger team cohesion
  • Better communication
  • Improved problem solving
  • Identifying new leaders
  • Creating synergy

Your Tutor: James Kendall

James is our Head Bushcraft Instructor, certified through the Institute for Outdoor Learning. He is also a qualified Forest School Leader, Social Forester and experienced Woodland Manager.

“My approach to teaching bushcraft has always been with an emphasis on steering my students toward fostering a deeper connection with nature through understanding the landscape around us. Bushcraft skills are an effective way to do this as we learn about using natural materials and how we can live with the land, whilst also connecting with our own ancient past by seeing the land through the eyes of our ancestors.”


Your Tutor: Lea Kendall

Lea, a qualified Counsellor and Mindfulness in the Woods Practitioner, teaches on a range of themes around Nature Connection both as part of her own programme of courses, for group bookings and seeing private clients one-to-one.

“I am a firm believer in the power of nature to be therapeutic for everyone. My training as a 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.”

Lea Kendall, Nature Therapist and Mindfulness in Nature Practitioner

Skills you could learn

We work with you to identify the activities that will bring the Team Building results you want. Activities can include:


Fire by Friction


Shelter Building


Sharp tool use


Tree & Plant Identification


Natural Cordage


Fire-lighting Skills


Hedgerow Foraging


Natural Navigation


Traditional Leathercraft


Dutch oven


Campfire Cooking


Greenwood crafts

Woven throughout all our sessions is the over-arching theme of Leave No Trace, which asks those of us who enjoy bushcraft to consider the short and long term impacts of our activities on the wildlife and habitats that we love, looking at ways we can reduce our footprint and tread more lightly on the land.

The aim of our Team Building days is ultimately to build positive working relationships between co-workers. We understand that when a company has synergy everyone is working toward the same goal, it is effective, efficient and productive.

Your team will be immersed in the beautiful and diverse wooded landscapes of our fantastic outdoor venues. Choose from the National Trust’s Chirk Castle estate in Wrexham or the Hawarden Estate in Flintshire.

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To book your Team Building experience, simply get in touch and we will help you build the perfect package.

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GROW highly recommend Woodland Classroom as trainers. Lea and James delivered a training day for GROW-Wellbeing CIC staff and volunteers, incorporating a tailored mindfulness and bushcraft programme. Both trainers generously shared their knowledge and skills with us throughout the day, engaging each participant to reach a deeper level of understanding of the areas covered. They are extremely professional, bringing all equipment required to our site, and have been great communicators during planning and on the day. We have no hesitation in recommending Woodland Classroom as trainers in mindfulness and bushcraft!

Duane Chong

Mindfulness and bushcraft
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