Hone your survival skills
Skills and craft perfection
Exploring the woods of Pembrokeshire
Buzzard Chris offers an all round master class of bushcraft skills, including fire-making, shelter construction and bow-making. A day in the ancient woodland near Creswell Quay, or at Fir Hill Wood in Slebech Park will also give you a much finer sense of the natural habitat around you, something that will give you the confidence to explore for yourself in the future.
A family-run outdoor centre
Morfa Bay is a pretty spectacular outdoor adventure centre, but it's an even better place to learn skills past down through the centuries around the surrounding forests and woodlands. Try fire-craft, cooking, foraging, hand-carving and shelter-building where the on-site experts are happy to tailor their tutorials to suit all abilities and ages.
Food, fire & shelter in the forests
Bushcraft Adventures, in a combination of horsing around outdoors and learning a few long forgotten skills, these sessions– you can choose between Cardiff, Bridgend and the Vale of Glamorgan – teach foraging, skills and being at one with the great outdoors. Fire, food and shelter are the key elements, not to mention the odd toasted marshmallow.
Idyllic outdoor education centre
Lledr Hall, outdoor education and adventure: if outdoor skills are seen as a thing of the past in the technological age, these Snowdonia adventurers are determined to prove those preconceptions wrong through the sheer fun of lighting a fire, building a shelter, tying an unbreakable knot and working out which foods are best to eat in the wilderness.
Spend a night under the stars
Everybody wants to be as invincible as Ray Mears, but you'll never know whether you can match his survival skills until you try. Shaggy Sheep Wales aims to teach you how to purify water, build a shelter and cook on a wood fire, among other forgotten talents.
Build skills you never knew you had
Set in a forest near Ruthin, this is your chance to learn skills which have all but disappeared since they were perfected hundreds of years ago. The Original Outdoors courses you can choose from range from a one-day adventure building simple skills to a full camp journey full of foraging and fire-building.
Adventure in Brecon
From rock and gorge scrambling to orienteering and problem solving, Blue Mountain Activities team organise activity weekends within the beautiful Brecon Beacons. Aiming to improve the confidence and belief of those taking part, they offer activity days for young adventurers around the Merthyr Tydfil, Brecon and Neath areas.