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Firemaking Weekend: 23-24 June 2018

June 23 @ 10:00 am - June 24 @ 4:00 pm

Learn the art of firemaking by collecting supplies and foraging, creating your own tools, and making fire from scratch.  Rather than just visiting for a day, spend a weekend with us on the 1300 acre Bamff Estate with its resident beavers, otters and organic sheep and cows.  Learn bow drill use and design, hand drill, fire kits (natural and high tech), flint and steel, cordage, tinders and wood selection, stone tools and improvisation, travelling with fire, and lighting in all-weather.…

Man holding compass with mountains in background

Weekend Navigation Course: 30 June – 1 July 2018

June 30 @ 10:00 am - July 1 @ 4:00 pm

On Day 1 of this weekend course, you will learn the essentials of navigation, including: how to read a map how not to get lost how to tell direction by a compass and the sun This day focuses on theory, to ground you in the information you need to know. That evening, we will jump into the wild world of night navigation! Buy tickets or Learn more Ready to buy your ticket? Scroll down to purchase your tickets instantly. Need to…

Two boys reading a map in the woods

Adventure Club: Navigation

July 2 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on 16/07/2018 at 9:30am

Kids will learn the essentials of pacing and how to read maps, culminating in a giant treasure hunt full of treats! At the end of the day, participants will be awarded their Navigation Level 1 badge. 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…

Boy and girl make campfire

Adventure Club: Firemaking

July 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 17/07/2018 at 10:00am

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…

Boy and girl building natural shelter in the woods

Adventure Club: Shelter Building

July 4 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on 18/07/2018 at 9:30am

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…

Girl with rucksack, walking stick and Adventurer badge

Adventure Club: Survival Skills

July 5 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on 19/07/2018 at 9:30am

Earn your 'Adventurer' Level 1 badge by learning survival skills at the Adventure Club on Thursday 5 July and Thursday 19 July 2018, from 9.30 - 17.00. Kids will learn how to enjoy the countryside safely and comfortably in this all-day session packed full of skills. They'll get tips to increase their self-confidence as well as their self-reliance. Learning through play Get prepared to go outside on the hills in a fun way, learning by playing games such as: Which…

Ring of Brodgar at sunset

Orkney Experience tour – July 2018

July 7 @ 4:00 pm - July 13 @ 5:00 pm

Whether it’s the creating of massive stone temples 5,000 years ago, or wave turbines for electricity today, Orkney’s magic springs from its location and its occupation for millennia. Orkney has long been an epicentre of culture, innovation and influence. A knowledge of science, art, music and how to be self-sufficient whilst also being connected to a tight community has been passed down from generation to generation. Discover Orkney's magic for yourself during our 6 day tour. Full details: http://www.allfivesenses.com/tours-and-experiences/orkney-experience-tour-2018/

Two boys reading a map in the woods

Adventure Club: Navigation

July 16 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on 16/07/2018 at 9:30am

Kids will learn the essentials of pacing and how to read maps, culminating in a giant treasure hunt full of treats! At the end of the day, participants will be awarded their Navigation Level 1 badge. 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…

Boy and girl make campfire

Adventure Club: Firemaking

July 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 17/07/2018 at 10:00am

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…

Boy and girl building natural shelter in the woods

Adventure Club: Shelter Building

July 18 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on 18/07/2018 at 9:30am

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…

Girl with rucksack, walking stick and Adventurer badge

Adventure Club: Survival Skills

July 19 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on 19/07/2018 at 9:30am

Earn your 'Adventurer' Level 1 badge by learning survival skills at the Adventure Club on Thursday 5 July and Thursday 19 July 2018, from 9.30 - 17.00. Kids will learn how to enjoy the countryside safely and comfortably in this all-day session packed full of skills. They'll get tips to increase their self-confidence as well as their self-reliance. Learning through play Get prepared to go outside on the hills in a fun way, learning by playing games such as: Which…

Using a bow drill to make fire

Firemaking Weekend: 21-22 July 2018

July 21 @ 10:00 am - July 22 @ 4:00 pm

Learn the art of firemaking by collecting supplies and foraging, creating your own tools, and making fire from scratch.  Rather than just visiting for a day, spend a weekend with us on the 1300 acre Bamff Estate with its resident beavers, otters and organic sheep and cows.  Learn bow drill use and design, hand drill, fire kits (natural and high tech), flint and steel, cordage, tinders and wood selection, stone tools and improvisation, travelling with fire, and lighting in all-weather.…

Man holding compass with mountains in background

Weekend Navigation Course: 4-5 August 2018

August 4 @ 10:00 am - August 5 @ 4:00 pm

On Day 1 of this weekend course, you will learn the essentials of navigation, including: how to read a map how not to get lost how to tell direction by a compass and the sun This day focuses on theory, to ground you in the information you need to know. That evening, we will jump into the wild world of night navigation! Buy tickets or Learn more Ready to buy your ticket? Scroll down to purchase your tickets instantly. Need to…

Two boys reading a map in the woods

Adventure Club: Navigation Level 2

August 6 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Is your child ready to take their navigation skills to the next level? This special Level 2 navigation all-day course is for kids who have completed Level 1 or for teens wanting to learn navigation. This week will be the final week of the Holiday Adventure Club, so this is the last chance to learn essential outdoor and survival skills! Following on from Level 1 courses, this week we take things up a notch to Level 2 with more advanced…

Boy and girl make campfire

Adventure Club: Firemaking Level 2

August 7 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on 23/10/2018 at 9:30am

With more firemaking using bowdrills and flint strikers, the Level 2 all-day session is a chance for your teen to learn firemaking, or for your child to build upon the skills learned in Firemaking Level 1. (Please note, if you child did not attend the Level 1 sessions, they can still participate, but we encourage children to learn the basics in Level 1). The Adventure Club teaches outdoor skills in a fun yet challenging way to kids ages 7 and…

Boy and girl building natural shelter in the woods

Adventure Club: Shelter Building Level 2

August 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on 24/10/2018 at 10:00am

Building on the skills taught in Level 1 Shelter Building, this all-day session will teach more ways to build dens and shelters in the wild. (Please note, if you child did not attend the Level 1 sessions, they can still participate, but we encourage children to learn the basics in Level 1). 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,…

Girl with rucksack, walking stick and Adventurer badge

Adventure Club: Survival Skills Level 2

August 9 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on 25/10/2018 at 10:00am

If Ray Mears or Bear Grylls are your child's heroes, then they'll love our Level 2 Survival Skills all-day session where we go from the basics learned in Level 1 Survival Skills to more advanced ways of surviving safely in the outdoors. (Please note, if you child did not attend the Level 1 sessions, they can still participate, but we encourage children to learn the basics in Level 1). The Adventure Club teaches outdoor skills in a fun yet challenging…

Using a bow drill to make fire

Firemaking Weekend: 11-12 August 2018

August 11 @ 10:00 am - August 12 @ 4:00 pm

Learn the art of firemaking by collecting supplies and foraging, creating your own tools, and making fire from scratch.  Rather than just visiting for a day, spend a weekend with us on the 1300 acre Bamff Estate with its resident beavers, otters and organic sheep and cows.  Learn bow drill use and design, hand drill, fire kits (natural and high tech), flint and steel, cordage, tinders and wood selection, stone tools and improvisation, travelling with fire, and lighting in all-weather.…

Ring of Brodgar at sunset

Orkney Experience tour – September 2018

September 15 @ 4:00 pm - September 21 @ 5:00 pm

Whether it’s the creating of massive stone temples 5,000 years ago, or wave turbines for electricity today, Orkney’s magic springs from its location and its occupation for millennia. Orkney has long been an epicentre of culture, innovation and influence. A knowledge of science, art, music and how to be self-sufficient whilst also being connected to a tight community has been passed down from generation to generation. Discover Orkney's magic for yourself during our 6 day tour. Full details: http://www.allfivesenses.com/tours-and-experiences/orkney-experience-tour-2018/

Boy and girl make campfire

Adventure Club: Firemaking Level 2

October 23 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on 23/10/2018 at 9:30am

With more firemaking using bowdrills and flint strikers, the Level 2 all-day session is a chance for your teen to learn firemaking, or for your child to build upon the skills learned in Firemaking Level 1. (Please note, if you child did not attend the Level 1 sessions, they can still participate, but we encourage children to learn the basics in Level 1). The Adventure Club teaches outdoor skills in a fun yet challenging way to kids ages 7 and…

Boy and girl building natural shelter in the woods

Adventure Club: Shelter Building Level 2

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on 24/10/2018 at 10:00am

Building on the skills taught in Level 1 Shelter Building, this all-day session will teach more ways to build dens and shelters in the wild. (Please note, if you child did not attend the Level 1 sessions, they can still participate, but we encourage children to learn the basics in Level 1). 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,…

Girl with rucksack, walking stick and Adventurer badge

Adventure Club: Survival Skills Level 2

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on 25/10/2018 at 10:00am

If Ray Mears or Bear Grylls are your child's heroes, then they'll love our Level 2 Survival Skills all-day session where we go from the basics learned in Level 1 Survival Skills to more advanced ways of surviving safely in the outdoors. (Please note, if you child did not attend the Level 1 sessions, they can still participate, but we encourage children to learn the basics in Level 1). The Adventure Club teaches outdoor skills in a fun yet challenging…

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