Woodland Adventure Days

Following Covid-19 we are busy re-organising our Woodland Activities. Watch out on social media for announcements when we re-launch them!

Our Woodland Adventure Days have been especially created for children aged 6 – 12 years old & are now available at three locations across The Surrey Hills during school holidays. Our Base Camp is in the ancient woodland within the grounds of Belmont School in Holmbury St Mary, Wigwam Camp resides in the woodland of The Birtley House Estate in Bramley & Viking Camp is tucked away in a clearing in the woods on The Buckland Park Estate in Buckland.

Based on the true beliefs of the original forest school ethos from Scandinavia, The SHAC offer a child led experience, where the children are encouraged to engage with nature in a range of outdoor activities in a safe & supportive environment. We inspire in our adventurers a sense of freedom to explore the environment in their own unique ways, & instil confidence in them to make their own decisions while having bags of fun in the fresh air.

It is our experience that humans of all ages enjoy & benefit from time spent in the woods, participating in simple woodland activities & finding space to breathe. With this in mind we offer Adult & family Woodland Adventure style days so that we can all let nature into our lives. Please see our Bushcraft page for more details.

Base Camp, Belmont School Woodland near Holmbury St Mary, RH5 6LQ

Wigwam Camp, Birtley House Estate in Bramley, Nr Guildford, Surrey GU5 0LB.

Viking Camp, Buckland Park Estate, Reigate Road, nr Reigate, RH3 7BG.

Good to know:

General information for booking all our woodlands adventures.

Please read information to help you plan your visit including the kit list for the day, medical issues and preparing packed lunches, in our FAQs.

The general age range for young people attending our woodland adventures is from 6yrs – 12yrs old and children are with us from 10.00 am until 4.00pm.

A typical Woodland Adventure Day includes:

Using tools to create projects from wood
Building & managing camp fires safely
Den and shelter building
Fun on the rope swings
Bushcraft techniques
Environmental Art & Crafting
Wide Games
Problem solving tasks
Chilling in hammocks
Camp Fire social
Tree climbing & hugging

SHAC Wet & Wild Adventure Day

A SHAC Wet & Wild Adventure Day is a day of combined activities in an outdoor environment for children aged 8 & above. The day is split into time on the water paddleboarding & time at our woodland Viking Camp where we will teach Bushcraft techniques & survival skills, play wide games & enjoy time to chill out in natural surroundings.