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west bretton
United Kingdom

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

This wonderful day we've planned for families who want to take the first steps into bushcraft together. We 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.

What’s Covered:

  • Planning and equipment 
  • Sleeping Out
    • Making yourselves at home in the woods
      • 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
  • Leave no trace techniques for looking after the woods
It was a great day and the girls haven’t stop taking 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: tbc
  • 9.30am-4.30pm 
  • Family ticket £50 for a family of four (extra persons charged at £10 per person)
  • 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 (see the contact page). We'll send you exact directions with the booking pack.

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