Courses for Kids and Families

Backcountry Survival Ltd can offer young people and families courses that encourages boundaries to be pushed, that enable personal development in knowledge as well as various other areas such as team-work, confidence and self-esteem.  A strengthened understanding of the outdoors and how to treat it will be gained. The training provided in Bushcraft and Survival allows people to work in and enjoy the outdoors, which we believe encourages a positive mindset. This can all happen whilst enjoying a great family day out as well.

It is our mission to encourage and develop people in the experiences and opportunities we provide through Bushcraft and Survival Training.

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Half Day Family Course £50

The Overview for the Half Day Family Course includes the following:

Bushcraft and Wilderness Survival Courses in Scotland

Bushcraft and Wilderness skills in the Britain’s most northerly Survival School

Set in the woodlands in and around the Cairngorm national park at our site in Alvie,  this 5 hour sessions are perfect for the families to get outdoors and learn bushcraft skills. The day will consist of 5 hours of Bushcraft skills including fire lighting, shelter building, understanding nature, knot tying, whittling and more.

Ages 5 – 105. Under 18s must be accompanied by an over 18.

Difficulty Rating

The Itinerary for the Half Day Family Course includes the following:

Course vary, here are some subjects that may be covered. Please note, that due to it being a half day course not all subjects can be covered:


  • Emergency Shelter Building
  • Knot Tying
  • Fire

Fire Lighting:

Introduction to  ignition sources such as chemical, solar and spark ignition, fire maintenance and upkeep.

Finding and making safe water.
• Water sourcing
• Filtration
• Purification

Introduction to foraging and plant identification.

Tool work:

  • Whittling
  • Knife Safety

Depending on instructor availability we may deliver archery, axe and knife throwing as well.

Alongside all of these there will be activities that will see youngsters and adults explore the great outdoors.

Date Time Spaces Price Book
6 April 2024 09:30 - 14:30 0 / Full
21 July 2024 09:30 - 14:30 7 £50 Book Now
22 July 2024 09:30 - 14:30 8 £50 Book Now
4 August 2024 09:30 - 14:30 0 / Full
12 October 2024 09:30 - 14:30 12 £50 Book Now

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