After school Club

After a long day at school, what better way to unwind than spending a few hours in the woods, learning new skills and having fun? See below for more details!

Get Busy Bushcraftin’ After School!

Busy Bushcraft After School Club is there to let kids blow off some steam after a day at school, whilst learning some fantastic life skills along the way!

Our Bushman Andy is a qualified bushcraft instructor with truck loads of experience in teaching kids how to make the most of their time in the woods.

Activities may include:

● Whittling
● ​Shelter making
● Tarp setups
● Water filtration
● Fire safety and starting (ferro, friction, flint)

● Foraging
● Wild cooking
● Edible Bugs
● Bushcraft Builds​
● Tool use
● Useful Knots

● Cordage making
● Natural arts and crafts
● Trap making
● Natural navigation
● Woodland games

See below for more details and how to book!


Bushman Andy will collect the kids from the main gates at St Josephs and St Bede’s RC Primary school at the end of school and take them on the small walk to the site in Chesham Woods.

We will have different activities each week so the kids develop a great all round knowledge of all things bushcraft!

Kids will be ready to be collected at 5.30pm from the Lido Car park having had a great couple of hours getting knee deep in bushcraftin’ fun.

They will require a waterproof coat, a change of shoes and a drink. Snacks will be provided at site.

All staff are DBS checked and there is a first aider present at all times.

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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