Bushcraft Bairns

Wild Animal Face Painting

Come along and be turned into a jaguar, tiger, butterfly, snake, spider or another wild creature and have your face painted at The Bushcraft Show.  FREE!

Firesteel Firelighting

Have-a-go at lighting a fire with a firesteel.  FREE!

Archery

With Unlimited Events

Come a long and try your hand at this age-old skill. Expert tuition will be on hand for juniors and adults alike. You are welcome to bring your own bow if you like.

£2 a go or one free go with an advanced weekend ticket token

Woodland Games

Environmental education games; such as, Blindfold Trail through the Undergrowth, Meet a Tree, Sound Tracking, Dolphin & Salmon, Endangered Species, Otter, Trout, Midge, Camouflage Game and more. Stalking a blindfolded “prey” who is armed with a water pistol! The games are all based around tracking, connecting with nature and generally having a wild and fun time in the woods!

Low Ropes and Team Challenges for Young Bushcrafters

With Canoe Trails

Canoe Trail are providing a dedicated low ropes course at the Bushcraft Show.

Pre-book your child to take part in a range of different activities in a dedicated woodland Adventure Course. Canoe Trail provide similar programmes for the Princes Trust and their Adventure School.

This activity will be conducted under the expert guidance of qualified instructors (on a ratio of 1:8) and will last last for 1 hour including instruction and safety briefings. The team challenges help develop life skills including teamwork, leadership and problem solving.

Pre booking is essential – £8.00 per child.

Due to the nature of this event, age restrictions apply: Over 5’s and under 18’s only please.

BOOK HERE

Bread Baking Workshop

Do you fancy some freshly baked bread?

Learn how to make bannock over a campfire, bake a loaf of bread in a Dutch oven or cook dough twists on a stick. Make an improvised oven and bake bread in a cooking pan or even a steel mug! Join David for a bread baking workshop where 6 people, couples or small family units can get involved, anyone else can ‘watch and learn’ you will be learning recipes, making dough, receiving campfire tips and we will be baking fresh bread for you to try! Please book at his stand.

Make a Paracord Bracelet

Kids love carving! Each year at the show tens of children come and learn and develop their carving skills walking away with a spoon that they are proud to have crafted. From a part prepared blank ‘you’ can create a useable functional spoon to take away with you.

Places are limited so book early, children must be 8+.

Children's Spoon Carving

With Bushcraft & Survival Skills Magazine

Kids love carving! Each year at the show tens of children come and learn and develop their carving skills walking away with a spoon that they are proud to have crafted. From a part prepared blank ‘you’ can create a useable functional spoon to take away with you.

Places are limited so book early, children must be 8+.

Book here.

Woodland Shelter Building

Most wilderness environments will have debris in the form of dead leaves and branches. This dead material can be used to build a debris shelter, which makes an ideal small short-term shelter that is well insulated and could keep you warm in temperatures well below freezing. With additional work the debris shelter can last for many years. Moorland Scouts show you how.

Cave Art

With Outback2basics

Using natural materials participants will step back in time to develop a piece of art just like the drawings found on cave walls over 40,000 years ago.

Fat Lamps

With Outback2basics

Experimenting with various natural wicks and fuels, participants will have a chance to create a lamp that would have lit up a cave to check for predators, assisted night fishing, or guided the way of our ancestors.

Pyrography Pendants

With Pyrocrafts Canterbury

The chance to design and pyrograph an individual chestnut pendant. Full instruction and all materials provided. Cost £3 per pendant.

 

Bullroarers

With Pyrocrafts Canterbury

The chance to design and pyrograph an individual lime wood bullroarer. A fun outdoor “toy” for children of all ages to take home. Can you make your bullroarer sing? Full instruction and all materials provided. Cost £5 per bullroarer.

Light Catchers

With Pyrocrafts Canterbury

Design your own mobile with wood, beads and shells. Pyrograph your own design or choose from a variety of ready-made, chestnut slices and create! Can be hung indoors or outdoors! Full instruction and all materials provided. Cost £5 Light Catcher.

Stone and Bone Tools

With Outback2basics

Using pieces of slate and bone, participants will grind down their material using natural sandstone to form a model arrowhead or spearhead – a simple yet rewarding task.