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One of the first rules for outdoor survival. Children will build a variety of improvised survival shelters using natural materials they gather from the land. Mini shelters are the perfect tool to demonstrate these skills.
One of the most important bush craft and survival skills. You will be taught its many uses and methods of lighting both modern and ancient. Once lit the children will get an opportunity to roast marshmallows over their own fire!
Traps & Snares
An activity for the older guests. (9yrs +) Our Bush craft experts teach a variety of technics which the children will get a chance to practise. A few eggs may lose their shells in the process of the demonstration traps!
Camouflage & Concealment
A fun exercise, which teaches children how to use natural foliage and the environment to avoid detection. Will you be able to creep up on the staff to win a prize!
Having established a fire this is an opportunity to learn some backwoods cooking skills. These may include smoking meats and root vegetable ember cooking. All guests cook a sausage on a stick for their lunch. Currently unable to offer cooking due to covid measures.
A variety of fun team and individual games played in the meadow by all ages.
Woodland Arts & Crafts
Popular with our younger guests. After gathering fur cones, sticks, leaves, stones, mud and much more from the woods and meadow it’s back to the art tent to let their creative minds take over.
Suitable for guests 9+. We teach you how to sling an axe like our ancestors, giving individual coaching to hone your technique.
Archery Stalk (soft darts)
One of the oldest skills known to man used for hunting and battle. More exciting than the average fixed point range children will stalk through the woods to find their targets.
Age & Group Size
- For children turning 6 to 12 plus
- Minimum of 6 to 15 maximum
- Campfire is now prepared by REA Staff
- Schools and group organisations welcome! Custom made packages upon request!
Booking a Party
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If you want to book a party Mon-Fri and the date does not show on the calendar then please call the office to discuss! 07460 333050
Sweet Cones/Party Gifts
We offer a large cone of camouflage sweets. These are priced at £3 each. We can cater for gluten free and vegetarian too.
Drop Off/Pick Up
Upon arrival, please wait in the designated area, 2m apart, until you are greeted by REA Staff who will then welcome you into the Nerf zone and briefing area.
Upon pickup please wait in the designated area, 2m apart, until you are greeted by REA Staff who will guide you through to the pickup point.
Pricing Information (Campfire Meal Included)
Meals consist of a pork sausage in a roll that the children will cook over the campfire, along with a snack hamper filled with doughnuts, cookies, crisps and fruit. Water is available at all times for the children to drink. If your child wants to bring his or her own lunch to camp then we are happy to store that appropriately. We can cater for most dietary requirements with notice.
Please dress for outdoor activities, with long trousers, trainers or walking shoes. Wellies are not ideal and crocs/sandals are not permitted. Any guest wearing these will not be able to partake! As appropriate please provide waterproof jacket, sweatshirt or fleece, sun hat, sun cream, spare clothing etc.
We are an outdoor company but have covered areas for some activities. Rain rarely stops play!
You’re welcome to stay and watch your children play. There is limited seating and covered areas.
Rugged Earth Adventures Staff
Main activity staff are DBS/CRB checked and are selected for their professionalism and enthusiasm. A paediatric first aider and a first aid kit are on site at all times. We use the Scout Movement handbook as a safety guideline.
Safety & Security
This is our first and last concern. The Camp takes place on fenced private land, children are supervised at all times. All staff are briefed on emergency and incident procedures and qualified first aid staff are on site at all times. Full instructions are given to all children before activities are undertaken. Activities take place over rough natural ground and although we take every precaution to ensure safe play, trips and bumps may occur. REA takes care to ensure all activities are in keeping with the environmental policies of the area. Rugged Earth Adventures holds full public liability insurance.
We are not responsible for children that do not adhere to staff briefing and instructions.
I've left some lost property!
REA keeps everything that is left behind for 4 weeks. Please call the office if you have left something behind.
Any items brought to REA are done so at the owners risk.
Do you do adult parties?
We can host adult parties. Please contact the office for more details.
Do you do anything for schools?
REA is happy to host a day for a school trip to come and play Nerf games, partake in bushcraft activities and a cook a campfire lunch. Please contact the office for more details.
Can I join in?
Adults can partake in a few games on the battlefield if they would like to, it’s not a requirement but we can play a game involving parents. One of the best opportunities to get some payback!
Does an adult have to stay during the party?
We are happy for you to leave the kids with us and go to the cafe etc but one adult has to remain within the vicinity of the garden center. If you do stay we provide limited undercover seating. This is for parties only.
Can I bring a cake / balloons / extra snacks?
Please bring a cake which you will bring out at the end of the campfire cooking. REA staff will gather the children together to sing, you bring the cake out, and then we open the snack hamper to give you a chance to cut up the cake. We discourage balloons and decorations as we are an outdoor company and they may fly away! Extra snacks can be brought for the children or parents, a table can be supplied for you.
What do I bring?
As host you need to bring the emergency contact form, found here, and a birthday cake, everything else is provided.