Whilst running children’s bushcraft birthday parties, kids often ask me funny questions. From “do you live here?” to “do you know Bear Grylls?”. In this blog post, I’ve shared my top 10 funny questions I’ve been asked.
Archery is good for kids. It requires focus, concentration, dealing with pressure, learning how to fail and much more.
Archery is a fun and accessible sport for all ages and abilities. We run archery activities for children’s birthday parties. But it’s also a great activity for schools as part of an outdoor learning session or fun school trip. It’s great for practising mental arithmetic, team work and more. We get to see these benefits first-hand, ‘in action’ when delivering archery sessions for kids.
And we love the infographic (below) by Target Crazy which gives 25 reasons why archery is good for kids.
We are excited to officially launch our new name, Bushcraft Adventures. And this website, which is our lovely new home.
Bushcraft Adventures – our new home
We have listened to our customers’ feedback. We want to make it easy for you to know who we work with and what services we offer.
So we are bringing together all of our services under one roof with our new home – Bushcraft Adventures.
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!)
In this post, we want to introduce you to Steph Thompson. Steph runs Bushcraft Adventures with Rachel. Steph set up Bushcraft Adventures, and is the lead instructor.
About Steph Thompson
Steph grew up in Belfast. She came to study in Wales in 1996, and has stayed ever since. Most of her career has been in Third Sector organisations.
She set up Bushcraft Adventures in 2012 after she was made redundant. Whilst running a small business has its challenges, she loves the freedom of being her own boss. Keep reading to learn more about Steph.
We’ve put together a handy kit list of things you’ll need for your bushcraft adventure.
We suggest checking the weather forecast before your event. We also recommend bringing extra kit as it can be hard to predict the Great British weather! Keep reading for kit list ideas of things you’ll need for your bushcraft adventure.
Located close to Cardiff in South Wales, is our beautiful Bridgend Bushcraft Basecamp.
Here we have a tranquil, private woodland set up with everything we need for a Bushcraft Adventure.
How to find our Bridgend Bushcraft Basecamp
We are located near Laleston, just outside of Bridgend. We send full and clear directions to our ‘top secret’ basecamp location upon booking.
Forget ‘keep off of the grass’ and ‘stay out of the mud’! At a bushcraft birthday party, we want kids to be kids and get stuck in!
Our bushcraft birthday parties are stimulating, fun and unique. They get children into the great outdoors allowing them to learn new (or should that be old?) skills. And here’s the best bit for parents. Bushcraft birthday parties are educational. But shh, don’t tell the birthday boy or girl… they’ll be too busy having fun to notice!