Looking for something different to the usual childrens parties?
For a special, never to be forgotten outdoor adventure, a visit to Jack Raven Bushcraft is something your child and their friends will cherish for years to come.
Whether it’s a birthday, to celebrate finishing exams, or marking a milestone in your child’s life, we are able to provide a fun, exciting and educational outdoor party experience that they’ll remember for years to come.
What will the children do?
Our childrens parties are delivered by qualified and experienced Forest School Leaders and are generally based around our bushcraft theme and involve den building and fire lighting.
With that said, we can tailor a party to your needs if you have other activities in mind, our Party Leaders have a vast range of skills and experience and can tackle most aspects of bushcraft and survival.
For a typical party we’ll introduce the children to the importance of shelter in the outdoors and teach them how to build their own from natural resources provided to us by nature.
For the fire lighting element of the party, the children get to try out lots of different ways to light a fire, from matches & lighters, batteries & wire wool, mirrors, lenses through to traditional flint & steel and modern fire steels.
They will then gather their own firewood, learn how to set a up a fire to give them the very best chance of success, light a fire and use it to cook hot dogs and marshmallows.
We provide catering for the special day; in fact, the kids love to cook their own sausages and marshmallows on a fire they’ve lit themselves!
Where do you hold the kid’s bushcraft parties?
Our bushcraft childrens parties are held outdoors, all year round, in a beautiful 30 acre ancient woodland on the Kent Downs near Westwell in Kent. It’s a few miles outside of Ashford and close to both the M2 and M20.
We have a dedicated area for the parties nestled between the trees so that the kids get a genuine woodland experience.
How long do the kid’s parties last?
Our childrens parties last for around 3 hours. We try to be flexible with the timings for birthday parties as we want the children to enjoy themselves and not feel rushed; it’s not unknown for the parties to overrun.
A half-day party usually runs from 10 am until 1pm (ish) or 1pm until 4pm or so.
How many friends can they bring?
Because we want your child and their friends to have a great adventure in a safe environment, and based on experience of what works best, we take a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8 children at a party. This ensures that everyone gets a go at everything.
Do I need to stay?
Yes, one adult needs to stay with the kids. A maximum of 2 adults can accompany the children.
What if it rains?
In the case of wet weather we’ll put up a large tarp for everyone to gather under. But nonetheless we’ll need to venture out for some of the activities (it’s a bushcraft party after all) so it’s important that everyone has a good raincoat with them. And the reality is that more often than not the children aren’t bothered by the rain at all.
How much does it cost?
A half-day birthday party is £30 per child. The price is all inclusive and covers the bushcraft activities, refreshments, hot dogs and marshmallows.
For more information, or to discuss options, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 07553 763397.
Please contact us to arrange a date for any childrens parties before booking any places.
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My boys loved this party its so unique no other party quite like this. An experience they will never forget. They learnt so much and were buzzing all the way home. Thank you soo much
My boys had a fantastic day with the bushcraft team, post lockdown it was brilliantly organised and great chance for them and their friends to learn new skills in a safe but adventurous outdoor setting
We took 8 nine year old boys today for a birthday.
They had a fantastic time. Running through the woods, collecting wood, building dens and making fires. They all love spending time on computer games but they said this was a great party.
Took 4 boys for a 10th birthday, they all thoroughly enjoyed it, loved learning about starting fires, gathering wood for fire, cooking marshmallows, building a den, and running around in the woods. Jo (Bushcraft leader) was really nice, as was Willow the dog.
None of the boys wanted to leave - which is amazing given that normally all they want to do is game!!
Thanks Bushcraft team.
If you are wondering what to do for your child's birthday and want to try something different, we strongly recommend Jack Raven's Bushcraft Birthday Party option. We had a lovely afternoon (and the weather was great!) on 29th June, with Joe as our guide (Willow joined us later :)). We started on time and the kids had a lot of fun in the forest, building a shelter and trying different ways to make fire. The food was also delicious! Thank you so much, we hope to come again soon!