Deeper Outdoor skills for home schooled children aged 9- 14yr

While working on various long term forest school projects we have found a pattern, that children aged between 9 – 14 years tend to slowly ‘disconnect’ from forest school activity. This is not really surprising, after all, in it’s purest form forest school is an education model designed for nursery and KS1 children, not teenagers. We however, believe that children of all ages should have the opportunity to develop their skills and creativity in ways that are appropriate and engaging for them.

As both trained forest school practitioners and bush craft instructors , we are pleased to now have an offering that embraces the child led forest school approach and takes this to new levels. We offer a flexible progression route that covers a strong grounding in usable bushcraft skills, with the option to move forward to complete the lOL Level 2 bushcraft skills award for young people aged 14 -16, We also offer a programme of job ready qualifications for those wishing to work in outdoor education post 16 years.
including Accredited Bush craft courses, outdoor education, lvl 2 outdoor first aid and outdoor food hygiene

Serious Skills

We are able to offer a range activities not normally available at shorter sessions.

Advanced Tool skills including axes, awls and carving
Pewter smelting / jewellery making
Green woodworking using a pole lathe
Survival skills
Green wood structures and pioneering
Ancestral skills

Axe Throwing

How much does it cost?

Introductory Offer!!!

The sessions are £27.00 (normally £35) per 4 hour session, giving fantastic value at just £6.75 per child per hour of provision

We understand the financial pressures of home-schooling a child first hand, so we offer the option to pay for the 18 fortnightly* sessions over 12 monthly instalments of £41.00

*term time only

How does it work?

Our sessions do not require you to stay with your child (unless you want to), giving your child the opportunity to push their own boundaries in a supported environment and for you the parent to take a well deserved rest.

We deliver two 2 hour sessions with a 1 hour lunch break.

Where is it?

Bush craft club is held at our new site, The Westlake Centre just outside Little Sutton. A short distance from the north wales expressway, Chester and M53 Making it easily accessible from Flintshire , Wrexham, Cheshire West and the Wirral.

What next ?

Use the form to book onto on of our taster sessions where you can join your child in taking a look around our fantastic facility, meet our team and see some of the activities on offer .

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us

Join us on our open day
on 2nd December