About

Busy Bushcraft was born from a love of nature and being outdoors. For most, modern life consists of juggling – home, bills, work, kids, food – the list is endless! Spending time in nature helps to put everything into perspective, reducing stress and getting back to basics. Busy Bushcraft teaches people how to make the most of what is around us, whilst learning real-life skills which will last a lifetime.

Our resident Bushman Matt is your Bushcraft Instructor and offers a range of events and activities using bushcraft and survival skills. Foraging, whittling, den making, water filtration, fire safety and many more activities are all used in different ways to match your requirements and experience. From fun birthday parties and school groups to team building and corporate sessions, Busy Bushcraft uses essential outdoor skills to help you reach your goal.

Busy Bushcraft is run by Matt and Georgie who have four young children – so they know the importance of blowing off steam! They combined exercise with fun to set up the Nerf War side of Busy Bushcraft. Having run many successful events for children (and adults!), they know how to keep their players happy, engaged and safe whilst having a great time. The Bushcraft sessions are designed and run by Matt, whose passion shines through all activities. Matt’s aim for every session is to teach something new, practice a skill and to see the woods in a new and exciting way.

Contact us today to find out what we can do for you!

Why choose us?

Get Hands on!

Kids are taught how to use tools safely and effectively

Qualified Instructor

Learn from our qualified instructor who teaches in a fun and informative way

Develop Skills

We teach skills which will last a lifetime

Have fun!

Learn about the many ways to enjoy the great outdoors

What our busy bushcrafters

(and parents) say

We all (including two adults!) had so much fun! Would completely recommend.

Keeley Lord

Nerf Wars…kids had a great time, loads of gun swops, ‘epic mum!’ was the verdict!

Alexandra Aspinall

I don’t know who loved this more me or the kids!! Recommend to everyone to come try this !!!!

Kate Burns

The kids had an amazing time at the Zombie Nerf event today, thank you so much BusyBushcraft it was amazing, I would definitely recommend this. The staff were so entertaining. I think I enjoyed it as much as the kids and what a workout!

Clair Hilton

My son absolutely loved the Halloween nerf session in Haslingden. He wants to do it again! Thank you very much for a fun afternoon.

Debra Waitwright

My 10 year old daughter was a little reluctant to attend the nerf games session today but she gave it a go and ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! Didn’t want to leave! The amount of planning was fantastic and the ‘professor’ was brilliantly in character!

Louise Donohue

Absolute fantastic event today at the zombie nerf wars… My son had an absolute blast! So much, we can’t wait for the next one!!

Ashley McDermott

The kids had loads of fun at Zombie Nerf Wars today. The guys running it were great fun, full of energy and dealt with 20+ kids fantastically. Will defo look out for future events. Thank you.

Allie NB

Took my son and his friend zombie nerfing , they had an amazing time, the people who ran it had an amazing energy, would go again for definite.

Kayla Cook

Den building, foraging, fire lighting, tug of warring and friendship building! My daughter, who had reservations before going as it dragged her away from her screen , is now begging to go again next week and had an absolute blast with Bushcraft Andy! So lovely to see her come home rosy cheeked with muddy knees and a smile from ear to ear.

Clair Sullivan

My 8 year old came home today and the first thing she said was “can I go again?” Lovely friendly people who run it and they encourage children to be kids. Get messy, mess in the dirt, climb trees and of course, toast marshmallows!!! They are busy all day and come back with new skills and tired out. Wonderful, we can’t wait to come back.

Pam Wooler

My son came home literally buzzing from bushcraft today. He has been taking about the adventures all evening. He loved making new friends and learning lots. He begged me to book another session ASAP!

Emma Pevitt

The kids were involved in every moment of it, with plenty to keep them interested and some really neat nature tricks to come home with. My 8 Yr old has been so angry at the world recently, with lots of issues happening around him, this session helped him to come out his shell and go back to the wonderful, confident child I know. Thanks so much Andy

Georgina Baddley

A great session which was suitable for all ages. The children could get involved as much or as little as they liked. So many engaging activities and Andy is very knowledgeable!

Danielle Leanne

Busy Bushcraft is such a well thought through and fun approach to Bushcraft… and as an ex teacher and youth worker I’ve attended LOTS of Bushcraft sessions! I really feel like each session they will walk away with a real-life skill and more confidence in their own ability to explore and be themselves. Thank you guys!

Sabiha Iqbal

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