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Bushcraft & Survival Skills Gift Experiences

Here you’ll find not only bushcraft, but spy camps, secret agent games, orienteering, foraging, mud-runs and survival games too. Whether you want to spend a couple of hours, a whole day, overnight or a full-on weekend in the great outdoors, we’ve got the survival course for you. Prepare for wet and wild, navigating maps, making your own bivouac, cooking over the campfire and lots more besides! Adventure & Bushcraft experience FAQs...

 



Bear Grylls Adventure

The NEC, Birmingham

From £35.00

    • Embark on a unique Bear Grylls Adventure!
    • After Basecamp, tackle your chosen 'Hero' activities
    • iFlY, high ropes, diving, escape rooms & more
    • Tackle the tough mental & physical challenges
Spy Academy, Buckinghamshire
Based On 1 Reviews

Milton Keynes

Save 50% From £49

    • Learn secret spy skills in Milton Keynes
    • Run by ex SAS, special forces, police & military
    • Try everything from crossbows to unarmed combat
    • A multitude of special agent skills will be taught
Bear Grylls 24 Hour Survival Academy

Brecon Beacons and South Downs

From £349.00

    • Learn survival in a Bear Grylls style for 24hrs
    • Course created by survivalist Bear Grylls
    • Cross water, build shelters, forage for food etc
    • This is the ultimate test of human ability
24 Hour Family Survival Course

Brecon Beacons, South Downs & Dartmoor

From £438.00

    • A 24-hour survival course for family duos
    • Course created by survivalist Bear Grylls
    • Learn adventure and survival skills in the wild
    • Bed down overnight in the shelter you built
Bear Grylls Extreme Survival

Dartmoor National Park and Scottish Highlands

From £875.00

    • Multiday extreme survival courses with Bear's team
    • A 'lowland' 3 days in Dartmoor National Park
    • A 'highland' 5 days in Alladale Wilderness Reserve
    • Our toughest survival courses on the books!
Bushcraft Dorset
Based On 3 Reviews

Near Blandford, Dorset

Save £20 From £75

    • Survival courses at Blackmore Vale nr Blandford
    • A range of options including a family day
    • Discover flora & fauna in ancient woodlands
    • Pick up some amazing tips & advice from experts
Bushcraft Fundamentals
Based On 1 Reviews

Derbyshire, Oxfordshire, East Lothian

From £99.00

    • Bushcraft days at your choice of location
    • Spend a full day in the woodlands with an expert
    • Learn the essentials - shelter, food, fire & water
    • Get ready for walking, foraging & outdoor cooking
Bushcraft Skills Bristol

Westerleigh, near Bristol

From £35.00

    • Bushcraft classes at Westerleigh near Bristol
    • Try a two-hour taster or the four-hour experience
    • Learn fire lighting, campfire & cooking skills
    • Great inclusive outdoor for all ages from 7 years
Family Bushcraft

Lyne, Surrey

From £55.00

    • Fun family bushcraft in Lyne, Surrey
    • Hosted by ex-Army officer & children's author Ian Brember
    • Sessions are open to all ages, under 4s go free
    • Basha shelters, hammocks, campfire cooking & more
Foraging Adventure

Oxfordshire & Leicestershire

From £99.00

    • Go foraging in Belvoir Leics or Appleton Oxon
    • Hosted by award-winning bushcraft expert Jason
    • Unearth the edible & medicinal flora all around you
    • Cook up a feast with the fruits of your labour!
Foraging and Cookery Course

Buildwas, Shropshire & Worplesdon, Surrey

From £60.00

    • Forage for food in Shropshire or Guildford
    • Make lunch using only what nature provides
    • Learn whittling, purifying & fire lighting skills
    • A full day hosted by ex-military instructors
Gun Rush Experience Day

Woking, Surrey

From £325.00

    • A unique day of firearms & performance training
    • Re-create movie action scenes like a stunt pro
    • Learn to handle & fire a variety of weapons
    • Be taught how to 'fall' and 'die' after a hit!
Map Reading & Navigation

The Peak District

From £79.00

    • Map reading & navigation in the Peak District
    • Set off on foot from Stony Middleton with the host
    • Learn about contours, grid reference & compass use
    • You will be walking & navigating for around 6hrs
Orienteering Yorkshire

Hazlewood Castle, Ripley Castle

From £15.00

    • Try the adventure sport of orienteering in Yorks
    • Your choice of location for these courses
    • Orienteering races aim to test the mind & body
    • Three routes of various difficulty available
Secret Agent Full Day

Milton Keynes

Save £81 From £99

    • Try your hand at 5 different spy activities
    • From sniper action to crossbows on this full day
    • Includes driving a Land Rover too
    • Learn your spy skills in Milton Keynes
Weekend Bushcraft

Devon and Staffordshire

From £220.00

    • An overnight bushcraft course in Devon or Staffs
    • This is an accredited NCFE IIQ course
    • All the skills to spend a weekend in the wild
    • Choose from Ottery St Mary and Burton on Trent
Woodland Survival & Bushcraft

Buildwas, Shropshire & Worplesdon, Surrey

From £60.00

    • Learn bushcraft skills in the woods of Shropshire
    • Shelter, food and water are your priorities here!
    • Hosted by ex-frontline military & special forces
    • Choose between a one or two-day (overnight) course
Woodland Ways Weekend

Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Oxfordshire, Scotland

From £249.00

    • Overnight survival courses ideal for beginners
    • A weekend learning all the key survival skills
    • Discover all that Mother Nature can give us
    • A variety of landscapes & environments to explore
Spy Camp for Kids
Based On 2 Reviews

Milton Keynes

£39 From £39

    • Spy camps for kids aged 10 to 16 years
    • Code breaking, laser room, sniper & pistol drawing
    • Learn fire lighting and shelter building skills
    • A certificate of achievement for all young spys
Outdoor Choice

Locations Nationwide

From £50.00

    • Choose from a wide choice of Outdoor Adventures
    • Locations across the UK
    • Option to top up your voucher on line
Ultimate Challenges Dorset

Blandford Forum, Dorset

From £20.00

    • More than just an Assault course
    • Activity combos with buggies, quads or clays
    • Perfect for groups of all sizes
    • Minimum age 12 for most activities

Should I buy this experience?

Who it's for

These experiences are all about turning off the telly and going to do something less boring instead. You'll be in the great outdoors learning some fantastic new skills and having fun - all whilst benefitting from that fresh air. Yoyu'll need some get up and go for these courses, so if you've bring your enthusiasm, you'll love it.

Who it's not for

You really do need to like being outside for these experiences. No point in worrying about a broken nail or what your hair looks like when you're wading through waist-high water troughs on a tough mudder race, for example!

Bushcrafting & Outdoor Adventure FAQs

What is bushcraft?

Bushcraft is all about Mother Nature. It’s using what nature gives you to eat, drink, shelter and survive in the great outdoors. It can include everything from hunting for food, sleeping under the stars and navigating your way around your environment. In essence, it’s going off-grid for a while in the great outdoors!

Are these bushcraft experiences suitable for children?

We offer some specific bushcraft courses that have been specifically devised for families to enjoy together. Whether you go into the wild for one day or a weekend, it’s going to be loads more fun than the usual camping trip. Kids just love the foraging, shelter building and camp fire tasks.

Is it going to be like celebrity get me out of here?

No, thankfully not. It’s not about z-list celebs taking part in staged tasks involving thousands of insects. You’ll be learning proper outdoor skills so you can survive in the forest, jungle or wherever!

Are the survival courses as extreme as Bear Grylls’s TV shows?

While nothing can be as extreme as Bear climbing inside a dead camel to sleep overnight in the desert, we do have some quite gnarly survival weekends and experiences on offer. In fact, they have been designed and curated by the great man himself, so you can see if you’ve got what it takes to survive in the wild just like Bear Grylls.

Do you have to be physically and mentally strong?

There’s certainly an element of this for some of these experiences. You definitely need to be in the right frame of mind for these courses. Whilst some are more physical, others need you to think laterally. When it comes to actual requirements, each product page lists any restrictions for that particular activity, so make sure you read through the full details.

Will I really have to leave my home comforts behind on these bushcraft courses?

Yep! Shock, horror, you might actually find yourself somewhere with no wifi coverage! There won’t be any Egyptian cotton sheets, electric kettles, takeaway delivery services or TV, it’s all about surviving with what Mother Nature provides.

Will I have to make my own bed on the overnight survival courses?

Yes - and you’ll have to lie in it too! In all seriousness, one of the main parts of the overnight bushcraft courses is working with your fellow outdoor survivalists to build a suitable shelter for the night. Called a bivouac, it might not be a 5* hotel, but it will keep you warm and dry!

What should I take with me bushcrafting?

Once you’ve bought your voucher and booked your date with the supplier, they will let you what you can and can’t bring to the day with you. It’s always advisable to leave valuables at home and remember, you won’t need any specialist or technical gear - if needed this will be provided for you. If you’re unsure of anything, don’t hesitate to contact us via the online chat, email or ‘phone.

What should I wear to for these experiences?

It depends entirely on what you’re doing, but we’ve got one top tip for you. Make sure your footwear is suitable and comfortable! There’s nothing worse than soggy feet or blisters. Other than that, it’s generally sports or outdoor clothing that you'll need to wear.

Is there a kit list?

On some of the overnight courses you might be required to bring a sleeping bag with you and a set of camping-style eating utensils, like an unbreakable mug, plate and cutlery. The suppliers will give detailed guidance on what you should pack. More details can be found on each individual product page.

Do you learn how to make a fire?

This is what nearly everyone on a bushcraft course is most excited about doing! For those experiences where fire lighting is part of the programme, you will indeed be shown how to make a campfire, light it and keep it going.

What will we be eating on these courses?

If meals are included in your course, you may be hunting for the food yourself! On the more extreme survival courses you’ll be setting traps for rabbits, skinning them and cooking them - but only if you want to. On other courses it’s more of a camping affair, with your instructors providing the rations. On shorter taster experiences meals are usually not part of the programme.

What is foraging?

Foraging is searching for and gathering wild food sources. It could include picking wild mushrooms, berries, nuts, fruits, plants and leaves. Anything which is edible. It’s quite a skill to know what you can and can’t eat, so best left to the experts to show you during your experience. We have in-depth foraging courses too if it’s something you really want to get into.

Will I have to catch and kill any live animals?

Some of the courses do have hunting on the programme. You’re not obliged to take part or even watch though. Most of the courses use more foraging techniques to provide food to be cooked with food brought in by the instructing team.

What are the spy courses all about?

On our popular spy experiences you will learn typical spy skills. From hand to hand combat and sniper skills, to laser beam avoidance and listening devices, you’ll delve into the sometimes murky world of espionage. Brilliant fun and we have courses specifically aimed at kids too.

Is it like being a real life James Bond?

Yes, it can be, but without the sharp suits and the Aston Martin cars. If you do fancy whizzing around in a fancy Bond-style motor, you can book that over in the Aston Martin experiences listings over in our supercars section.

What are tough mudder races?

These are really popular right now in the UK. It’s a modern take on an army obstacle course. It involves running, climbing, sliding, crawling and jumping your way across a gruelling outdoor obstacle course where you will, of course, get very muddy. There are no big prizes at the end of it, it’s all about the honour of having survived all that mud and water!

So do you offer any tough mud races?

Yes we do. We’ve got mud runs and obstacles races that will test your mettle to the max. Why not get a group of you together to take part? You’ll need guts and enthusiasm for these experiences, but you’ll feel exhilarated when you cross that finish line!

Where can I learn bushcraft near me?

We have got bushcraft courses, spy days, tough mudder races and survival skills experiences of varying extremeness around the UK for you. Most venues are in the countryside, so you might have to travel a bit, but you’ll be leaving the hustle and bustle of the city behind for sometime in the great outdoors. Current locations include:
  • South Downs
  • Peak District
  • Brecon Beacons
  • Dartmoor
  • Scottish Highlands
  • Derbyshire
  • Oxfordshire
  • Leicestershire
  • Dorset
  • Surrey
  • Shropshire
  • Yorkshire

Ready to light your fire and forage? Book your bushcraft or adventure experience now!

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