wild weekend for families

July 21-23 2017
a beautiful woodland site on Dartmoor
£110 adult, £60 kids (5-16 yrs); family ticket* £295
arrival from 5pm friday - departure 4pm sunday

this event has been cancelled

A truly wild and wonderful blend of nature awareness, bushcraft and storytelling in a friendly camp setting. The inspirational activities going on during the weekend offer something for everyone. The whole community/outdoor living experience is guaranteed to deepen the relationship you and your family have to the natural world, forever.

The programme will be diverse and flexible, to accommodate the wide-ranging needs of family groups. The kinds of things we might expect to get up to include wildlife watching, bat-detecting and bug hunting at night, wild-fire making and wild food gathering, silent movement, scavenger hunts, woodcraft, listening to great stories/music around the campfire and of course, to satisfy the most primitive home-makers in us all, den-making!

All food and materials are included in the cost of the weekend camp. Tents are available for hire, if required, at £5-£10 per tent per night.

Camp leader:

Chris Salisbury: Chris founded WildWise in 1999 after many years working as an education officer for Devon Wildlife Trust. With a background in the theatre, a training in therapy and a career in environmental education he uses every creative means at his disposal to encourage people to enjoy and value the natural world. He has worked with Ray Mears and John Rhyder, Joseph Cornell and Steve van Metre, amongst many others. He is also a professional storyteller aka 'Spindle Wayfarer'.

* family ticket based on 2 adults & up to 3 kids