Bushcraft Bairns

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With FACEstival Tent

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.

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Firesteel Firelighting

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

Archery

With RJ Bushcraft

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. Shooting traditional recurve, longbows and children’s bows.

£3 for 12 arrows

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

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Test Your Field Craft Skills

With the National Tracking School

Learn to be a real nature “detective” and join Perry McGee and the crew at the National Tracking School Stand and enter the competition. Simply collect an animal “tracking sheet” and follow the field signs to identify Great British Mammals.  Available on SATURDAY AND SUNDAY ONLY – Children and pets welcome.

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Make a Paracord Fob

With Pyrocrafts Canterbury

Make your own Paracord Fob.  One per child.

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Children's Spoon Carving Workshop

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.  You must book a place on the link below.

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

Book here.

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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. Using the material found around you, why not have a go at making your own woodland shelter.

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Cave Art Wall

With Bushcraft & Survival Skills Magazine

Using natural materials step back in time and draw cave art images on The Bushcraft Show cave walls.

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.

Kids Club - Stone Age and Primitive Skills

With OUTBACK2BASICS

OUTBACK2BASICS are running a Kids Club at The Bushcraft Show 2017, giving you the opporutnity to enjoy some classes and courses whilst they are taught Stone Age & Primitive Skills by leading instructors with extensive experience in this area and particulary with working with children.

The 2hr session is gaged for children 9-12yrs. Select which session you would like to book your child on and just bring your ticket along to their booth where you children will have a wonderful experience.

Saturday 27th May 2017 – 10:00 – 12:00 – Stone Tools and Spears

Create your own primitive tools using slate and sandstone to shape the stone. Make a Stone Age spear or cave man arrow.

Saturday 27th May 2017 – 14:00 – 16:00 – Raw Hide Shields and Sheaths

Use the Stone Age material of rawhide to create a small sheath for a knife or a shield that can be painted with natural pigment paints.

Sunday 28th May 2017 – 10:00 – 12:00 – Primitive Fire Making

Our Stone Age ancestors made fire with 100% natural materials. Could you make fire just rubbing sticks together? Create your own bow drill kit using flint and other rocks and natural tools.

Sunday 28th May 2017 – 14:00 -16:00 – Bone Tools

Our Cave man ancestors had plenty of bone to use in the Stone Age. Today we just throw it away. Instead, we use the raw material of bone to create a knife, fish hook or arrow head.

Monday 29th May 2017 – Leather Tinder Pouches 

Using cow leather, chamois and tanned fish skin make a small pouch to keep your precious tinder for fire lighting in.

Book here.

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Children's Circus Skills Workshop

With Clansman Fire

Enjoy this fun and interactive circus skills workshop. All equipment is provided and taught by expert instructors. Each workshop teaches a different circus skill.

Places are limited so book early, children must be 7+.

Class Size: 12 Maximum

Duration: 30-45mins

Book here.

Bush Tucker Challenge

with Dr Sarita Robinson

Dr Sarita Robinson is a senior lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire and will be joining us for the weekend to give two talks based on her research area of survival psychology. This year she is offering four Specilaist Instructions Classes.

£10 of each ticket goes directly to raise funds for 1st Flodden B-P Scouts’ trip to Lesotho in 2018.

Could you eat a mealworm? Do you want cricket sandwiches for your lunch? What about your parent/care-giver? Come and explore what causes us to feel disgust and learn how you can overcome those feelings. Samples will be available for the brave!

This is for children aged 7-12 years. Each child may be accompanied by an adult (no ticket required for the adult).

Book here.

A Survivor’s Brain

with Dr Sarita Robinson

A Survivor’s Brain with Dr Sarita Robinson

 Dr Sarita Robinson is a senior lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire and will be joining us for the weekend to give two talks based on her research area of survival psychology. This year she is offering four Specilaist Instructions Classes.

£5 of each ticket goes directly to raise funds for 1st Flodden B-P Scouts’ trip to Lesotho in 2018.

If you were lost in the desert or abandoned in the Arctic would you survive? Come along and learn how your brain works (or doesn’t work) when under pressure. Do you have the brain of a survivor?

This is for children aged 7-12 years. Each child may be accompanied by an adult (no ticket required for the adult).

Book here.

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Knife Safety & Peg Making

With RJ Bushcraft

A class for anyone from 7 years upwards to learn a little about knife and cutting tool safety and a chance to have-a-go at making your own peg.  Sign up at RJ Bushcraft stand MAX 15 people.

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Children's Knife Safety Skills Workshop

IOL Professional Practice Group

The IOL Professional Practice Group are running two Children’s Knife Safety Skills Workshop daily at The Bushcraft Show. The workshop teaches children safe knife handling, safe use and practice to help guide and hone their knife skills for woodland craft projects. Places are limited, please sign up on the IOL Professional Practice Group Stand.

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The Evolution of Mankind Performance

With Will Lord & Simon Barnard

A Prehistoric comedy show on the evolution of mankind with Will Lord and Simon Barnard. This is a performance not to be missed. Space is limited in Will’s cave so arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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Wild Swimming

At The Bushcraft Show

Make sure you bring your swimming gear and a towel to The Bushcraft Show, to have fun in one of our three lakes and enjoy some wild swimming.

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Air Rifle Shooting

With Unlimited Event

Try your hand at Rifle Shooting with Unlimited Events at The Bushcraft Show.

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Bushcraft & Wildlife Colouring Activity

If you’re exhausted with all the activities, talks and demonstrations going on at The Bushcraft Show, take a few minutes out of your day to do some colouring in. Not just for children but adults too can enjoy some mindfulness colouring in.