Children taking part at The Great Estate

Drop off your young adventurers to our safe and secure wooded on-site area run by a handpicked team of adventure specialists.

An outdoor forest school like no other in an explosive and wondrous session. They teach the youngsters, with full participation, a range of skills and tasks with minimal sitting still, whilst you get to explore the festival. Bushcraft, survival, obstacle crossing and combat with a focus on fun and controlled risks will leave participants exhilarated, muddy and with real new skills on board.

Sessions are designed and ran for all abilities, mini ninjas to nervous newbies, those that happily climb and build, scramble and crawl alongside the ones that are more used to virtual outdoors, low pupil to instructor ratio means we can encourage and tailor the session to achieve personal triumphs giving extra support to those that need it and push the limits of those that are super comfortable.

Run by the much-lauded ‘Under the Canopy’ outdoor adventure centre, they offered a range of newly designed exciting sessions for The Great Estate 2024, which you can read about below. –

Ignition The Famous Fire Sessions: ‘Reignited’ the ancient allure of fire… survival fires and rescue fires, completely hands on, fast paced scenarios to survive, culminating in the building of a great pyre, construct a viking boat, a wicker man, source and use flammable material and start with your flint….Age 6+

Poachers Path : escape and evasion, man hunt, snipers alley, all yesterdays news, this year its all about poachers path.. camouflage and concealment, escape and evade, hands on tips from the bootneck boys, can you get past the gamekeepers hut in the middle of the woods? Set a trap and get back to the start? Avoid the wandering gamekeepers to complete and collect your prize. Ages 6+

Commando Combat Club: out and out weapons, a bit of fieldcraft and skill tips but mostly paint, axes, arrows, rifles and the new ‘ambush alley’ can you survive the surprise shootout? Ages 6+

Ultimate Challenge: the annual, infamous, grunty, mental and physically demanding dash around the canopy woods.. mental and physical strength is the key to taking home the winners trophy and enshrining yourself in eternal Great Estate lore.. An entirely new course designed for ’24.. run, scramble, climb, light, ping, poke and leap your way around the new course..  Age 6+

The Night Time Sessionsoooh spooky.. overhauled over 8’s sessions in the canopy woods, drop the young ones to us and go see the sick bands, try the gin, have a dance., you time… Our team of climbing experts rigged trees, alit with routes and targets, roped off instructors in the trees .. Storytellers and warming fires, snacks and exploring routes, night shoots & lit warm quiet spaces..

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The Octopus Garden Chill Out Area
victorian sports day
Victorian Sports day
Blacksmithing Sessions