What happens at a typical teen bushcraft birthday party?

Our two hour bushcraft events for teens go a few steps further than our parties for younger kids, so you to explore bushcraft more.

See if you can beat your ancestors by trying to light a fire old-style… without matches! From flint and steels to ancient tools such as charcloths and crampballs, your challenge is to create a flaming tinder bundle – something your parents definitely won’t let you try at home. If you can master this, we’ll even let you loose with the bow drill method (aka rubbing two sticks together!)

What happens at a teen bushcraft birthday party?

After mastering the survival skill of fire lighting, it’s time to make yourself a shelter using only natural materials. And you’d better hope it’s up to scratch, as we’ll be passing by with a large bucket of water to see if you’ve passed the test! Finally, prepare for our infamous Bushtucker Trials. But be warned, we reserve the biggest and juiciest ‘snacks’ for our teen guests and we don’t hold back!

Our combined archery and fire lighting party really ‘hits the mark’ too.

We get everyone fired up with an initial practice session. Then we’ll introduce some archery challenges for a bit of friendly competition, and to see who’s on target. Then we’ll have a go at the crucial survival skill of fire lighting. To finish, we’ll celebrate everyone’s shooting successes with toasted marshmallows and tales around the campfire.

We look after our adult supervisors too

We ask two adults to stay during the party to help supervise the activities. In return we keep the kettle on and provide teas and coffees free of charge. We don’t have facilities on site for other parents to stay. But there are plenty of shops and cafes nearby where parents can enjoy a well-deserved break.

We welcome parents to bring a birthday cake to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ around the campfire. To finish, we give all guests a certificate to show they are now an accomplished bushcrafter. Then it’s time to go home – if you can get your happy bushcrafters to leave the woods!

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