Family Bushcraft and Survival Basics

Lee Valley Almost Wild Campsite, Broxbourne
Event:
Family Bushcraft and Survival Basics
Venue:
Lee Valley Almost Wild Campsite, Broxbourne
Address:
New Nazeing Road
Nazeing
Essex
EN10 6TD

Date:
Saturday, 16 June 2018 to Sunday, 17 June 2018
Time:
09:00 - 16:00
Price:
adult £100, children 12-16 £60

Family Bushcraft and Survival Basics

The great outdoors can be a great way to engage the entire family and how better than to join us for Fathers Day weekend at Almost Wild and learn some basic but highly useful bushcraft and survival skills before taking on a few fun challenges as a family unit.

Over the weekend our specialist instructors will show you how to make an effective, waterproof shelter from the most basic of materials including some useful knots and even how to put up and try a hammock.

Learn how to make a safe fire site before learning a variety of different lighting methods ranging from how to use a mobile phone in an emergency to start your fire, right back in time to the most primitive of methods including fire by friction.You will also learn how to navigate without a compass and how to make dirty water safe to drink.

After all this, you will get the chance to take part in a challenge to see how well your family has learned to work together to thrive in the great outdoors.

Essential info

  • You will need to provide all of your own food for the two days. We will provide tea, coffee, water and biscuits

  • If you have a disability and would still like to take part, please ring in advance to discuss requirements

  • Please bring your own camping equipment, including a tent and wear suitable outdoor clothing and foot wear

  • This two day, overnight course is aimed at people over the age of 12

  • There are only 16 spaces available for this course so make sure you book now

  • There is parking available but this is limited so please arrive early

Getting there

By bus: Buses run along Nazeing New Road. There are bus stops at the junction with Old Nazeing Road which are closest to the site.

By train: Broxbourne train station is on the London Liverpool Street Line. The campsite is a 20 minute walk from the station.

From the station, walk towards the main road, turn left and follow the pavement until you see the sign for the campsite which will be on the left hand side in the wooded tree line.

By car: For sat navs please use: EN10 6TD

From the A10 take the Broxbourne exit. At the roundabout take the first exit sign posted Broxbourne. Follow this road over all the mini roundabouts until you reach the T junction traffic lights in Broxbourne. At these lights turn right. Follow this road, passing the train station on the left and Broxbourne Riverside on your right. Just past the entrance to Broxbourne Riverside you’ll find the entrance to the campsite in the wooded tree line on the left. When arriving at the site with your car please park in the car park that is a short walk away from the main camping area.

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