Let's Explore the Wild: Fun Bushcraft Activities for Adventurous Kids!

bushcraft activities for kids

Are you ready to embark on a thrilling journey into the heart of nature? Bushcraft is all about connecting with the wilderness, learning valuable survival skills, and having loads of fun along the way! So, why not grab your backpacks and get ready to explore the great outdoors with some of these exciting bushcraft activities:


Shelter Building:

Transform into an architect of the wild! Construct your own cosy hideaway using branches, leaves, and whatever natural materials you can find. Get creative and design a shelter fit for a woodland king or queen!


Fire Starting:

Become a master of flames without the need for matches or lighters. Learn ancient fire-starting techniques like the bow drill or fire plow, and feel the thrill of igniting a blaze using only your skills and determination.


Nature Walks:

Step into nature's classroom and become a keen observer of the world around you. Hunt for animal tracks, marvel at majestic trees, and uncover the hidden wonders waiting to be discovered in every nook and cranny of the forest.


Wilderness Cooking:

Turn mealtime into a culinary adventure! Gather wild ingredients from your surroundings and cook up delicious dishes over an open fire. From foraged salads to campfire-roasted marshmallows, become a gourmet chef of the wild!


Navigation Skills:

Sharpen your sense of direction and become a master navigator. Learn how to use a compass and map to find your way through the wilderness, and embark on thrilling treasure hunts and races, or navigate through challenging terrain like a true explorer!


Camouflage and Concealment:

Become a master of disguise and blend seamlessly into your surroundings. Learn the art of camouflage and concealment and unleash your inner spy as you hide from imaginary foes in the wild.


Building Your Own Bows and Arrows:

Tap into your inner archer and craft your very own bows and arrows from natural materials. Learn the ancient art of bow making and feel the satisfaction of hitting your target with arrows you made yourself.


Are you ready to answer the call of the wild? Gather your friends, pack your sense of adventure, and dive into the fun world of bushcraft!


Simon Govier

Montrose Trees' resident Chief of Naïve Idealism


Simon Govier Montrose Trees