Bushcraft holiday camps, birthday parties, and family weekends in Surrey
The aim of Big Hat Bushcamp is to give children and adults the ultimate bushcraft experience and leave all who visit the Bushcamp with the knowledge and confidence to safely enjoy the outdoors. All of our activities are designed to promote personal development, teamwork and leadership, as well as inspire an enduring passion for fresh air and the great outdoors. Through activities such as matchless firelighting, campfire cooking, shelter building, archery, navigation, woodcraft, and traditional bushcraft skills, groups at Big Hat Bushcamp discover for themselves how to leave behind the clamour of the 21st century.
We run term-time school courses, as well as holiday and weekend courses, year round, for children, family groups and private parties. For those who wish to immerse themselves in the outdoors, an overnight stay is always an option.
5-day Holiday Kids’ Clubs
Running from 9 to 5 each day, we use the time we have with our young adventurers to develop their skills further than on any other course were offer, in areas such as firelighting, campfire cooking, woodcraft and stealth games.
Strap on your boots, gather your friends and get ready for a great day full of fresh air - you’ve never been to a party like this! At Big Hat Bushcamp, we specialise in a different kind of party. Using traditional bushcraft skills, kids and adults can try their hand at activities such as shelter building, matchless fire lighting, campfire cooking, stealth games, woodcraft, and archery. Sing Happy Birthday as you toast marshmallows over the campfire you’ve built yourself. There is a wide range of menu items to choose from and food is included in the price of the party. Prices start from £250.
Groups of all sizes and ages are welcome; we've hosted everything from 5th to 60th birthday celebrations (because people of all ages appreciate a good campfire meal). Each bushcraft party is bespoke and unique, and no matter what’s in your party bag, everyone leaves Big Hat Bushcamp with a new appreciation for the great outdoors!
Family Bushcraft Weekends are a chance for the whole family to learn and practice essential camping skills together. Ideal for novice campers, looking, but not sure how to get started, and experienced campers, keen to get away from the conventional campsite and try out some 'wild-camping'. On the course we cover shelter building, fire lighting, campfire cooking, stealth games, and woodcarving.
Most people sleep in our hammocks, under bashas (tarp shelters), but you’re welcome to bring your own tent, or borrow one of ours. Our public courses, on the last weekend of every month, April to October, are ideal for small groups, or if there are a more of you we can run a private course for you at any other time.
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We camp amidst the beautiful woodlands of historic Runnymede in North Surrey and Godstone in East Surrey. Holiday clubs and family weekends run at the main camp in Lyne, Runnymede.