We are going on an adventure. We are going to take part in a Family Bushcraft Day with Camp Wilderness this Saturday 25th March 2017 at Hatfield Woods.
As I mentioned in My Monthly Bucket List – March earlier this month according to The Guardian three quarters of UK children spend less time outdoors than prisoners. That’s a shocking statistic! Here we are making a conscious effort to re-address this and get out into the garden every day. My daughter loves getting outside and trampling over the ground, picking up snails, delighting in the flowers and sadly destroyed one of her daddy’s rhubarb plants!
What activities are on offer?
Sadly I've not been well enough to venture far this month as a cold has taken over my body! So this weekend I'm hoping to be well enough to travel to Hatfield Woods and delight in all that The Bushcraft Company have planned to lay on that day. There will be Camouflage and Concealment, Fire Workshop & Wilderness Cookery, a Wild Food Workshop, Camp Craft and Survival Bracelets. I am sure you will agree with me that that’s a lot of activities packed into one day.
What Do We Pack?
Being geocachers we are used to packing a small rucksack to take with us and try and remember to wear the appropriate footwear too. Yes I have been known to walk around in heels and my sandals so most of my footwear has traces of mud! Handily The Bushcraft Company has provided us with a list of things.
ESSENTIALS: Small rucksack Warm/hard-wearing clothing Waterproof outer layers Trainers or walking boots Water bottle Insect repellant Alcohol Hand Gel
OPTIONAL: Whistle Towel Torch with fresh batteries
WEATHER DEPENDENT: Wellington boots Warm hat Gloves Sun cream Sun hat
Will there be any more Family Bushcraft Open Days coming up?
This weekend’s Family Bushcraft Day with Camp Wilderness at Hatfield Woods marks the first Open Day of many. They are also running the following:
- Cholmondeley Castle – Saturday 8 th April, 11am until 3pm
- Penshurst Place – Sunday 30th April & Monday 1st May, 10am until 5pm
- Hatfield Woods – Saturday 13th May, 11am until 3pm
- Daylesford Festival – Saturday 20th May, 10am until 5pm