Building a den using natural woodland materials is one of the coolest activities on the '50 things to do before you're 11¾' challenge list. If you read our tips and tricks they should help you to construct your own den in no time.
What you'll need:
- Your hands
Whether you choose sticks and leaves or twigs and branches, you'll soon have your very own den to hide out in.
Mud is also a great building material so don’t be afraid to slap it on your den’s walls. Choose a dry flat spot for solid foundations.
If you lean sticks against a tree, like a wig-wam, then you don't have to do as much building.
If you're going to be out there building a den, you might even tick off some of the other challenges from 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ list at the same time, like hunting for bugs or holding a scary beast, as they're often to be found near trees, or in woodland.
Where are some of the best den-building spots?
Of course you can build a den anywhere really, but here are some of our places where it's pretty easy to start building. We also run lots of den-building activities if you don't want to make a den on your own.