Consider yourself a Bear Grylls or perhaps you would like to learn how to be a survivor in the wild. Bushcraft is a great outdoor activity for family and friends. 


Bushcraft is something everyone can gain skills in and have fun learning. Isle of Wight Bushcraft introductions are run by a Bushcraft specialist who has years of experience in outdoor living and teaching bushcraft. 

You’ll build a shelter together and then learn to make fires. You can relax together enjoying some food and drink that you have made. All the time you’ll have an experienced bushcraft instructor there to show you what to do and to give you loads of advice on tips and techniques. Great fun for everyone no matter what age, especially for nature lovers.


If you’re searching for a new challenge or your very own holiday adventure then the Island of Adventure is definitely the place to start. Surrounded by water, but harbouring coves, beaches, cliffs, forests and downland, the Isle of Wight is just waiting to be explored.

Enter Adventure Activities Isle of Wight (AAIoW) who offer activities Island wide, the perfect guides to help you fulfill any holiday hankerings.

Their Bushcraft courses attract a lot of attention, especially to families who book up for the three hour introduction sessions in the woods and forests of the Isle of Wight (currently Brighstone Forest and Firestone Copse). You learn shelter building and fire lighting and then get to forage for food that you cook on your camp fire. Matt Hannah leads these sessions: a qualified chef, Matt learned bushcraft in France and will help you to find edible plants and roots, wild herbs and garlic and teach you to cook a foraged meal over a fire you’ve made and lit yourself.

Adventure Activities Isle of Wight are based at Afton Park, Freshwater, right next to the Afton Apple Farm, surrounded the greenery of the apple orchards and the superb and unspoiled West Wight