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Adventure Club: Shelter Building

03/10/2018 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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One event on 10/10/2018 at 9:30am

£30 – £95
Boy and girl building natural shelter in the woods

Build a den in the woods! During this full day session of the Adventure Club, kids 7 and up (or 5 and up if accompanied by an adult) will learn how to create a shelter for emergency survival, concealment or protection. Make being in the outdoors more fun — and more comfortable. 

We’ll look at different ways to make a shelter, both using  plastic bags or other objects that you may have on you or find nearby and using natural materials, inspired by primitive peoples and bushcraft.

This session will also include some cordage (rope and cord) making. 

What should I bring?

  • Comfortable, warm layers of clothing that you don’t mind getting muddy or wet
  • Waterproofs (optional)
  • Lunch and drinks

At the end of the day, participants will be awarded their Navigation Level 1 badge.

5 different badges

About the Adventure Club

Would you like your kids to play outside in the fresh air, learning how to be independent and self-reliant? Would you like your kids to learn maths and science without even realising it? Or perhaps you have a child with ADHD and need an experience which helps them relax and focus.

We set up the Adventure Club to meet all those needs, teaching outdoor skills in a fun yet challenging way to kids ages 7 and up (or under 7 with a parent attending). We’ll also be running a special Adventure Club week for teens in the first week of August.

Ranging from building shelters to making fire, learning how to navigate to staying safe in the outdoors, the Club also links strongly to the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence, particularly in developing maths and science skills.

During the school holidays, the Holiday Adventure Club runs all day from 9:30 – 5:00pm at the eco camp at Bamff Estate, near Alyth, Perthshire. 

Each Adventure Club week has 4 different days:

  • Navigation
  • Shelter Building
  • Fire Making
  • Survival Skills

Each day is £30 or the full 4 days can be booked for £95.

Did you know the Adventure Club is designed to develop children’s maths and science skills in the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence? We do it by learning through outdoor play. Find out more about the Holiday Adventure Club >


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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
£30 – £95
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Malcolm Handoll


Five Senses
Bamff House
Alyth, Perthshire PH11 8LF United Kingdom
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