Bushcraft Activities for the Family The beautiful natural landscapes of Wales lend themselves perfectly learning bushcraft wilderness survival skills. A Learn from the best in Snowdonia Ever thought you'd like to learn how to live outdoors, make things out of wood and build a hammock? Snowdonia is surely the place to hone those skills. Learn how to sing like a bird, crackle a campfire, forage for wildfood and enhance your connection with nature in a spectacular outdoor setting. B Hone your survival skills Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes, Glamorgan Heritage Coast by Paula J James Roam across 70 acres of woodland on Bridgend's glorious Merthyr Mawr Estate as you learn survival skills in a fun and friendly atmosphere with this course. Having built a fire and found fresh food, you can even sleep in a native American tipi under the stars. C Skills and craft perfection Ben's Rock at Three Cliffs Bay, Gower by Claire_Sambrook If you've never wondered whether a sycamore twig would make an effective whistle or creating a catapult would be fun, this is your chance to find out in the company of a group determined to make sure your family's wilderness abilities are up to scratch on the Gower. D Exploring the woods of Pembrokshire Buzzard Chris Bushcraft by Buzzard Chris Bushcraft 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. E A family-run outdoor centre Morfa Harlech, Snowdonia by tedandjen 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. F Food, fire & shelter in the forests Bushcraft Birthdays, South East Wales by Steph Thompson 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. G Idyllic outdoor education centre Canyoning in Snowdonia by bristolsurfer 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. H Spend a night under the stars Shaggy Sheep, Carmarthenshire by Andrew Price Everybody wants to be as invincible as Ray Mears, but you'll never know whether you can match his survival skills until you try. This overnight caper aims to teach you how to purify water, build a shelter and cook on a wood fire, among other forgotten talents. I 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 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. J Adventure in Brecon Canyoning, Brecon Beacons by Henry & Jane Rios From rock and gorge scrambling to orienteering and problem solving, this 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. Enjoy this? Share it with friends Related items Bear in the Beacons It’s the ultimate family bonding experience: 24 hours in the Beacons with Bear Grylls’ team. West Wales Coast Foraging Wild food explorer Julia Horton-Powdrill on the tasty treasures of Pembrokeshire Foraging in Pembrokeshire Year of the Sea foraging adventures in Wales’ coastal county Food foraging in Wales Writer Charles Williams reveals the delights you can find for free on a guided foraging trip.