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west bretton
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At Howl Bushcraft we provide an insight into the Natural world, opening up a vast array of natural resources and knowledge. We teach practical skills in a friendly and pragmatic way, skills that actually get used while outdoors. In this way we hope to enable you to act on your interests and take those first steps into the greatest of adventures. The confidence gained from knowing you carry fire in your muscles and mind will change your outlook on the world, suddenly the wilderness will seem full of allies. 

We promote the utmost respect for the environment, the ability to pass unnoticed through the woods brings with it a deeper understanding of the wilderness, and our part in it. It is this philosophy which forms the very core of our work.

Family Bushcraft Day

Bushcraft Courses

Join us in our 12 acre private woodland just 20 minutes north of Sheffield in South Yorkshire. Our canopied basecamp and a wood fire ensure our clients keep dry and are supplied with tea, coffee and biscuits.

All of our sessions are run with a maximum of 8 people, that way we can maintain a low presence in the forest in order to experience Nature up close. The small group sizes also ensure a high level of interaction with the instructor, we'll get plenty of one to one tuition through the workshops to develop your skills at your own pace.

Families are just as welcome as individuals, we’ve ensured our family sessions are just as engaging to young people they are to the over 18’s

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, we're very open and there's no obligations.

Family Bushcraft Day


Family Bushcraft Day


This wonderful day I've planned is for families who want to take the first steps into bushcraft together. I'll cover everything from the essential skills needed to spend a night in the woods, to how you can get the most out of your family time outdoors. Centered around play and working as a family you'll make a fire together, cook your lunch and build a shelter. We'll also look at making a few things to take home.

The £60 ticket price includes up to four people (minimum two under 18's)

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  • How to Sleep Out in the Woods
    • Making yourselves at home in the woods with a base camp
      • Including tarp peg making
  • Fire lighting skills
    • Getting the kids involved, and how to keep them safe around a campfire.
  • Campfire cooking
    • We'll make our own lunch on the fire, campfire pizza anyone?
  • Natural shelters
    • From fun, creative dens to practical shelters to sleep in - let the children decide
  • Locating and making safe water
    • A few sensible tips on keeping hydrated whilst out in the countryside
  • Natural Navigation
    • The deep dark woods will seem a little less dark by looking deeper into the landscape
  • Leave no trace techniques for looking after the woods
“It was a great day and the girls haven’t stop talking about all they had done.”

— Mark Pearson

“Over Easter we wanted to do something other than eat lots of eggs.
We did! Thank you so much Jamie Dakota at Howl bushcraft. 
We made a den, we made pizza from scratch, we learned about fire and how best to make it. 
All this and we kept our two young boys entertained and engaged. 
Can not wait to go back”

— Fran Goodwin

“Thanks Jamie! Like Mark says the girls think it was ‘the BEST day ever!’ Already looking at your other courses...”

— Leanne Pearson


  • Dates: Saturday 4th August 2018   Sunday 5th August 2018
  • 10am-4pm 
  • Family ticket £80 for a family of four (extra persons charged at £10 per person)
  • Option to stay in the woods overnight on Saturday, whether you've attended the activities that day or would like to camp out before the Sunday. £5 per person (the fee can be paid on the day). Although all planned activities will end at 4pm, you're welcome to stay on in the woods overnight. You'll need to be relatively self sufficient, the main campfire will stay lit for cooking and sitting around during the evening and the instructor will be present should you need any help. Please enquire if you'd like more information.
  • Pre-booking only
  • Lunch included, please inform us of any dietary requirements
  • Not all activities will be suitable to under 10's (please ask if you have any questions)
  • Run in a beautiful 12 acre  private woodland just outside West Bretton. We'll send you exact directions with the booking pack.