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Bushcraft – runs every Saturday

Want to know how to make sure you can get your fire going in any weather? What about if you’ve left your matches behind…..or find yourself stranded in the middle of nowhere…..we can give you a few pointers on lighting fires, building shelters and a whole lot more – maybe one day you’ll be able to give Bear Grylls a run for his money…!

We have our own team of trained bushcraft, survival and archery specialists and we are members of the Institute of Outdoor Learning. We get booked up quickly & suggest booking when you book your pitch.

We can also offer longer survival courses over a few days for those of you who want to hone your skills. See our bushcraft page for more details.

Nature Trail – always available – ask at Reception

Our nature trail is proving very popular. Pop into reception to get a sheet with the details on & a pencil for taking rubbings – get a badge when you complete it (£1.50 per child to cover cost of materials).  We also have lots of books in reception with ideas for camping & nature activities for children.

Call in to Reception and talk to Karina about it.


Wild Things Day Camp – Monday to Friday 5th to 16th August 2019

(Open to campers and non-campers – but you will need to book in advance – contact Karina for details)

For your little wild ones…. and some not so little….drop them off for a day of bushcraft, survival, archery and a whole range of other outdoor skills and crafts taught by our resident experts. Ideal for your budding Bear Grylls or Katniss Everdeen!

You can drop off your child with us every day for a week or choose which days you’d like. Each day runs from 9am to 4pm, early drop-off & late pick-up by arrangement.

Activities will include: fire lighting, survival skills, shelter making, cooking over an open fire, water purification, woodland crafts, navigation, animal tracking, tree and plant identification and many more.

Birling Village Fete – September 2019

Just down the hill from Badgells Wood is the village of Birling…why not join us for our Summer Fete and learn more about the the work being done to restore the Victorian gardens of the former Birling Manor for use as a wedding and events venue?  Free entry and lots of fun for all the family.

Find us and like our page on Facebook “BirlingVillageFete” for more information.


Hallowe’en Fun – Saturday 26th October 2019

Bring the children along in their fancy dress (although, feel free to dress up yourselves too….we certainly will be!!) for a day of Hallowe’en fun….to include pumpkin carving, face painting, hot dogs and, once darkness falls, round the day off with some spooky story-telling! It’s our treat to all our campers to celebrate the end of the season!



Easter Egg Hunt – Sunday 21st April 2019

Join us for a fun Easter Egg Hunt and related activities for the children to kick off our 2019 season.