The last 2 years have been difficult for all of us, and many people have had to make adjustments to the way they live and work. It can be hard to adjust to meeting or working with people face to face, whether they be friends, family or colleagues. This presents a particular problem for businesses asking their staff to return to the office after working from home for so long.
We at Busy Bushcraft have created events aimed at bringing people and teams back together again with fun, engaging and educational activities set in nature’s very own playground. Who says adults can’t learn through play?! No matter what your experience or fitness level, colleagues will re-connect with each other before returning to the office with renewed excitement, enthusiasm and energy.
Bushcraft means Business!
The hard truth about soft skills is that they are crucial for a team to succeed. We have designed a series of activities to help your team improve on many skills that prove vital for successful businesses.
Face to face relationships
Awareness of self and others
We can design packages that will help meet your business aims and goals. If developing active listening skills is high on your agenda for example, we can tailor a package that will focus specifically on this skill.
We can also provide individual assessments based on specific criteria, including feedback on how your staff have performed during the event. This also includes suggestions for further development. Both Andy and Gemma started their careers in the recruitment field, so are experienced in what skills are needed in the workplace.
Bushcraft a tighter team
We have created a series of activities to keep your team engaged and motivated whilst learning a set of invaluable life skills, all while having fun. Below is a snapshot of what we offer…
Shelter making… how will your team stay dry….. ?
Fire lighting… who is your teams’ caveman?
Group games and competitions… who will bring Bushcraft Bragging rights to the office?
Incredible Edible Bugs… yep, you read it right!
Catapults / Slingshots… resourcefulness, creativity and aim are all put to the test.
Team games…. do more hands really mean less work?
Here’s what the Park Rangers at Clifton Country Park had to say…
“We spent a day with Andy, learning about bushcraft skills in the woods. We found him knowledgeable and patient, able to teach you how to do things in a fun and constructive manner. The day was well structured and we came away feeling like we had learned a lot. We covered natural shelters, useful knots, tarp set up, and then different methods of fire lighting, from flint, friction and ferro. We then learnt how to make a pot hangar and had a hot lunch, after this we were taught how to use a knife safely and create a Swedish torch. It was great fun and I would recommend Andy to anyone planning a team building day and also to learn techniques that those who work with groups might be able to use in their own sessions outdoors. Andy adhered to all risk assessments and left the site as we found it with no trace.”
Events are held either midweek, or at weekends 9.00am – 2.00pm or from 2.00pm – 7pm and are catered with sandwiches and snacks around the fire.
Guests are asked to bring their own water and wear clothing and footwear suitable for spending a day outdoors.
Contact us for a quote today!
What our busy bushcrafters
(and parents) say
We all (including two adults!) had so much fun! Would completely recommend.
Nerf Wars…kids had a great time, loads of gun swops, ‘epic mum!’ was the verdict!
I don’t know who loved this more me or the kids!! Recommend to everyone to come try this !!!!
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!
My son absolutely loved the Halloween nerf session in Haslingden. He wants to do it again! Thank you very much for a fun afternoon.
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!
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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!
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!