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Adventure Club: Firemaking

09/10/2018 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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One event on 17/07/2018 at 9:30am

One event on 02/10/2018 at 9:30am

One event on 09/10/2018 at 9:30am

£30 – £95
Boy and girl make campfire

The Adventure Club teaches outdoor skills in a fun yet challenging way to kids ages 7 and up. 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 for 4 consecutive days, with each day themed around:

  • Navigation
  • Shelter Building
  • Fire Making
  • Survival Skills

Session 2: Firemaking

Learn the ancient skill of making fire easily and safely and leave with the blissful confidence firemaking brings.

Friction firemaking with bow drill, flint and steel

In the morning session we will work with a bow drill and flint and steel to make fire by friction. Find out why this ancient practice is an important skill even in the modern day.

Make the perfect campfire

For the afternoon session, we’ll build a campfire! Learn how to make the perfect campfire depending on your needs — from warming yourself to preparing a drink to cooking food.

In both sessions, you’ll

  • forage for fire materials
  • learn which types of fuel are best
  • how to deal with wet and windy conditions
  • control fire safely
  • learn how to Leave No Trace

We don’t just use our eyes and ears to learn the ancient skills or to experience the landscape, we immerse ourself in it and discover through tasting, feeling and smelling too – if you can. By enlisting all the power of your senses, you learn deeply and gain a profound connection with nature, the history of human fire making and thus your entire world.

Earn your Firemaking Badge

Earn your Adventure Club Level 1 Firemaking badge upon completing this session!

What should I bring?

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

Learn more about The Adventure Club or Buy Tickets below.


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Adventure Club: Firemaking£30.00The Adventure Club: Firemaking
12 available
Adventure Club Week: All 4 Sessions£95.00


9:30 am - 5:00 pm
£30 – £95
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Five Senses
Bamff House
Alyth, Perthshire PH11 8LF United Kingdom
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