Family Bushcraft

Join a family bushcraft session and learn how to light a fire, make a key chain or forage for wild foods. Booking in advance is not required, but you'll need to book on the day at Reception. Places are limited and cost £4 per person for each session.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

We will be running 5 hour long sessions between 11am and 3pm in the magical autumn woodland.

Booking in advance is not required, although you'l need to book on the day at Reception as there is limited availability. Each session costs £4 per person.

Each session will focus on a different wild skill:

11am - Foraging (all ages)

12pm - Modern and primitive fire lighting (all ages)

1pm - Damper bread making and marshmallow roasting (all ages)

2pm - Key chain making (all ages)

3pm - Tent peg making (10yrs +)

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Barrington Court

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.00 £10.00
Child £5.50 £5.00
Family £27.50 £25.00
1 adult £16.60 £15.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.75

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...

Free entry for National Trust members. 

The basics

Suitability
Accompanied children are welcome
Meeting point
Booking on the day at Reception. Our friendly staff will tell you where to meet the family bushcraft instructors.
What to bring and wear
All sessions will be outdoors so please do dress for the weather. We will be working in wooded areas with muddy paths, especially in wet weather, so boots, wellies and waterproofs are advised.
Accessibility
The sessions will be taking place in the woodland next to the Cricket Pitch. The main access to this area is via a small wooden footbridge. There is wheelchair access to the woodland via the main driveway. Paths in the woodland can be narrow and muddy, especially in wet weather.
Other
The sessions are not free - there is a charge of £4 per person for each session

Contact Info

Name
Alexandra Learmont
Email
alexandra.learmont@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01460243122

Upcoming events

Allhallowtide

Sun 24 Oct 2021
10:00-17:00
This October half-term (Sat 23-Sun 31 Oct) we will be celebrating Allhallowtide, a time rich in autumn tales of mystery and magic. Join the search for the eerie hinky punks or pay your respects to the apple tree man and help gather in the harvest.

Storytelling for Allhallowtide

Sun 24 Oct 2021
11:30-12:15
As the nights draw in and the shadows grow long, join us for an autumn tale or two in the cow shed.

Allhallowtide Live Music - Mitchell and Vincent

Wed 27 Oct 2021
11:30-13:00
The leaves are turning, the apples are falling...time to enjoy the poignant sounds of the guitar and fiddle in a beautiful autumn setting.

Family Bushcraft

Fri 29 Oct 2021
11:00-12:00
Join a family bushcraft session and learn how to light a fire, make a key chain or forage for wild foods. Booking in advance is not required, but you'll need to book on the day at Reception. Places are limited and cost £4 per person for each session.