Spend a day in Gilestone Woods rediscovering your inner child. A great family bonding day, you will all be stretched, learn new things and see the woods in a new light.
9am to 4pm.
Children aged 8+, One adult can accompany up to two children.
Starting off a packed day you’ll build shelters out of natural materials, and test them out to see how much rain they can keep out!
We’ll will then go on a short walk though the woods, where you’ll learn to identify a range of trees and plants as well as discover what we can use them for. After the walk you’ll prepare and cook your lunch over a fire you have helped to build and tend.
Following on from lunch, when you’ve got nice full bellies, it’s time to learn how to use knives safely. Everyone will go home with a sculpture or tool you have created.
We finish off the day with a bang! Lighting fires using a whole range of methods, including but not limited to batteries and wire wool, fire by friction and traditional flint and steel. Having got your fire started and established, the final challenge is to create a system to cook over it on an adjustable pot hanger.