Bushcraft at beam house

This fantastic 7 night holiday is all about surviving and thriving in the great outdoors!

What’s it all about?
This seven night holiday is all about surviving and thriving in the great outdoors! You’ll learn new skills and be given the knowledge of Bushcraft that is enjoying such resurgence in popularity. Taught by our Bushcraft Instructor, you’ll learn how to use the environment around you to build shelters, find food and keep warm. At the end of the holiday, there’ll also be a chance to show everything you’ve learnt and to obtain the PGL Survival Skills Award.

What will I learn?
During the week you will be taught a variety of Bushcraft skills and techniques. These will include everything from locating and using the materials around you to build a shelter, collecting firewood and preparing a fire, sourcing and identifying food through to additional skills like water collection and filtration.

You’ll also get to build and camp out in your own shelter and learn everything you need to know about how to survive in the wild!

Can I do other activities as well?
Yes, every day you’ll complete a half day of Bushcraft and also enjoy a half day of exciting activities from our multi activity programme.

Do I need any experience?
No, our Bushcraft Instructor will show and teach you everything you need to know.

Do I need any specialist equipment?
No, everything will be provided for you.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the latest availability, prices and to book.


Every day is different
We offer over 50 different activities across all our centres and we pack in as many as possible on every PGL Adventure Holiday so you can have loads of new experiences! Please note that not all activities are available at all centres; please see the specific centre pages for more information.

Evening activities
The fun doesn’t stop there! We also include fun-packed evening entertainment programmes at all our centres, every day, all year round, whichever holiday you choose.

Select an activity for a full description


Woodland and fields surround the centre and in the grounds there are activities including abseiling, climbing, archery, a fantastic high ropes course, a zip wire and motorsports. In the evenings there’s a social area to chill and chat or for hosting our varied evening entertainment programme.

A typical itinerary for this holiday

Sample day on Bushcraft
Schedule Activity
Breakfast Off to the dining room with the rest of your group to fuel up for the day, you’ll need plenty of energy to keep you going. Breakfast includes cereals, toast, yogurts, porridge, and cooked breakfast – you choose!
Don’t forget to refill your drinks bottle before you head off to your first activity
Morning Activities Bushcraft Half Day
Lunch Worked up an appetite? Great – it’s time to replenish your energy stores with the dining room. If you have energy to spare after lunch your Group Leader will always be ready for a quick kickabout with a ball or you could relax and chat with your new friends.
Afternoon Activities Climbing and Orienteering
Dinner Time to eat again – a different menu each day (and did we mention, often evening meals come with a hot pudding too – or you can stick with fruit if you prefer).
Evening Ents Talent shows, campfires, quizzes and much more – your evening entertainment programme gives you the chance to get together with everyone else in your age group and have some laughs.
Bedtime Bedtime. The younger ones go first whilst older groups have time to chill out and chat or watch a DVD. Then it’s lights out and time to sleep ready to do it all over again tomorrow!

Please note this is a sample itinerary for illustrative purposes only. Itineraries will be planned by the centre shortly before your arrival.


All accommodation is in the main 17th century manor house. The rooms are large bunk-bedded rooms with 8–16 beds. Showers and toilets are located near to the rooms.

2017 holidays coming soon...

Our 2017 holidays will be available to view online and book from  Tuesday 22nd November, so there is not long to wait!

You can search and book your 2016 Adventure Holiday online. All you need to do is click on the link below and choose the search options to find the perfect fit for you and your child.