Cook on a Campfire - 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾

Join us for a seasonal take on this popular activity with a trail through the woods, hot chocolate and a few surprises along the way.

  • Booking essential

We'll be digging a fire pit and learning how to light a fire without matches, then having a go at making hot chocolate and popcorn.

Car parking charges apply for non National Trust members.

Tickets are per participating child. No ticket required for non-participating adults.


Event ticket prices
  • All £5.00

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
These events are suitable for the whole family
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet at Gibson Mill at 12 noon
What to bring and wear
Wear suitable outdoor clothing
Meet at Gibson Mill, please allow 30 minutes to walk from the car parks to Gibson Mill.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
2 December 2017 12:00 - 14:00 Available
9 December 2017 12:00 - 14:00 Available
16 December 2017 12:00 - 14:00 Available

Contact Info

Hardcastle Crags Estate Office/Gibson Mill
Call 01422 844518/846236

Upcoming events

Guided Walk: Blake Dean and Heptonstall Moor Walk

Sat 21 Oct 2017
This walk across the Pennine Way takes us to sites associated with the route of the old railway line which was once used when the dams were built. Expect steep climbs and great views on this 7 mile walk.

Build a mini raft - 50 Things to do before you're 11 ¾

Mon 30 Oct 2017
Test your mini raft building skills this autumn when you join in with our raft building activities.

Create a mini broomstick - 50 Things to do before you're 11 ¾

Tue 31 Oct 2017
Make sure you're prepared for Hallowe'en this month by making your very own mini broomstick.

Be a ranger - family volunteering

Wed 01 Nov 2017
The outdoor team at Hardcastle Crags invite you to roll up your sleeves, become rangers for an afternoon and help us give nature a helping hand.

Cook on a Campfire - 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾

Wed 01 Nov 2017
Learn how to make a campfire and cook up a feast with our volunteer.

Map and Compass - 50 Things to do before you're 11 ¾

Thu 02 Nov 2017
Explore the ancient woodland at Hardcastle Crags the traditional way - using a map and compass.