Family Survival School

Hone your survival skills with a bitesize bushcraft adventure! Build a shelter, light a fire, forage for food and learn how to navigate with a map and compass. Cooking on a campfire is one of the 50 things to do before you are 11¾!

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Has your family got what it takes to survive in the wild? Make your own weatherproof shelter and get a fire started without using matches. We will look for edible plants and learn how to navigate using a compass. Come prepared for a full day out in the Norfolk backwoods!

Includes a Survival Kit for participating children.


Event ticket prices
  • Adult £18.00
    accompanying adult
  • Child £22.00
View admission charges
Sheringham Park


Car parking
Gift Aid Standard
All vehicles N/A £6.00

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

All vehicles must display a valid parking ticket.

National Trust members: Free parking, please scan your membership cards at the pay & display machine to obtain your ticket.

Non-members: Please purchase your ticket at the pay & display machine. Your parking fee will go towards the care, maintenance and conservation of the parkland and ensure that the parking areas are maintained. Please note, the machines do not take notes, so please ensure you have coins with you. However, if needed, visitors can pay for parking by notes or card at our visitor reception.

There is no charge for blue badge holders in the allocated areas.

Coach parking is free, but please book in before you visit.

There is no charge for motorcycles.

Free charging points are provided for electric vehicles, standard car park charges apply (National Trust members free). For up to date status, click here.

No overnight parking.

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Most suitable for 9 years and older, must be accompanied by an adult.
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Meet at Visitor Centre
What to bring and wear
Wear clothing and footwear to ensure you stay warm and dry for a full day outside. Bring a packed lunch (light refreshments provided). Further information will be sent to participants in advance.
Unsuitable for pushchairs, wheelchairs and mobility scooters
All people attending must purchase a ticket. Includes a full day outside - a walk of around 3 miles with some rough ground.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
23 October 2019 10:30 - 15:30 Available

Contact Info

Sheringham Park
Call 01263 820550

Upcoming events

Sheringham Park parkrun

Sat 24 Aug 2019
A free weekly 5km event for runners of all standards.

NT/NWT Wildlife Workshop: Grasshoppers and Crickets

Sat 24 Aug 2019
Grasshoppers and crickets are some of our largest and most charismatic insects. This workshop provides a guide to finding and identifying them. Part of a partnership programme with Norfolk Wildlife Trust.

Adder Adventure

Tue 27 Aug 2019
Join us as we go in search of Britain's only venomous snake - the adder! Tracking wild animals is one of the 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ !

Family Forage

Wed 28 Aug 2019
A family event exploring the wild plants growing in the Park that you can (and can't!) eat. Foraging for food is one of the 50 things to do before you are 11 3/4!

Owl Prowl

Thu 29 Aug 2019
A family event exploring the twilight world of owls. Going on a nature walk at night and discovering wild animal clues are two of the 50 things to do before you're 11 and ¾ ! Most suitable for 6-12 year olds.

'50 Things to Do' Fridays - Create some wild art

Fri 30 Aug 2019
Join us every Friday in August as we help you complete the '50 things to do before you are 11 ¾ ' Different activities available each day. Drop-in activities - no need to book