Region: Greater London East of England East Midlands West Midlands Wales Scotland Northern Ireland

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Priory Marina, Barkers Lane, Bedfordshire MK41 9DJ

Contact: 01234 352 006



The award winning Woodland Ways offers in depth instruction in Bushcraft & Survival Skills for people of all ages. With industry leading instructions Woodland Ways are renoun for the skill set of their instructors, delivering high quality, fun and safe educational bushcraft courses.

From an afternoon to a whole week in the UK, or maybe an overseas adventure, you know you are with the market leaders.

You can visit our own beautiful private woodlands in either Oxfordshire (Appleton), Derbyshire (Catton Hall Estate), Leicestershire/Lincolnshire border (Belvoir Castle Estate) or Bedfordshire (Little Brickhill), or we can come to you.

Why is this venue great for School Trips and Educational Visits?

Located in various private woodlands around the country you can sleep in a shelter overnight that you have made completely out of natural materials, enjoy rubbing two sticks together to make fire, discover food origins during game preparation or discover the constelations as you navigate in the darkness

What does a typical school trip or educational visit include?

Each course is tailored to the individual school but with skills offered including:

•    Fire: preparation, lighting, management and maintenance.

•    Water: sourcing, collection, purification.

•    Shelter: Requirements, positioning, construction, materials.

•    Food: edible wild plants, game preparation.

•    Primitive Hunting Techniques.

•    Campfire Cooking.

•    Navigation: map & compass (to National Navigation Award Scheme – Silver Award level), GPS, natural navigation.

•    Tree Identification and Uses.

•    Tracking and Nature Awareness.

•    Woodland Management: conservation, coppicing.

•    Crafts & Skills including: Basketry,Cordage,Carving & Green woodworking, Hide and Leather Work, Flint Knapping.

Do you have a YouTube Video link regarding your venue?

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What size groups do they cater for?

From 8 to 200

Can you take photos, video or audio? Are there any copyright restrictions?

Photographs and videos are no problem and there are no copywright restrictions.


How do you arrange a risk assessment?

We provide risk assesments.

What are the contact details for their education officer?

Kevan Palmer- Senior Instructor.

What does it cost?

Each course is tailored to the individual school and group size, as a guide for you a day is around £35 per head including food for groups of 15 or more. Discounts are available for larger bookings. Contact us for a tailored qoute.

Is specific clothing required?

Sensible outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather conditions.

Do you have first aid on site?

All instructors are remote emergency first aid trained with the senior instructing team being expedition first aid trained.

What facilities do they have for school trips and educational visits?

Covered areas for packed lunches



Beautiful surroundings.

Are there disabled facilities?

Venues & sessions can be adapted for disabled access.

What are your opening days and hours?

Open 7 days a week, 09:30-16:30 for enquiries, 24 hours for course delivery.


Do you have any testimonials from previous customers who have visited you on an educational visit?

Our award winning course recieve rave reviews, check them all out here

Here is just one example

Can I just say a huge thank you to all the staff that ran the Woodland’s Way course this weekend, it was fantastic.

My husband and I came along as volunteers with the school (our daughter was on the residential) and we had a brilliant time and learnt so much. Our daughter just wants to come back!

The instructors were friendly, fun, so knowledgeable and engaged with the students completely. I’m sure the students will remember the weekend for ever.

Huge thank you to the catering tent and anyone else that helped with the organisation of the couldn’t be done without you, and I want to know the secret of chopping so many onions without a single tear!
Thank you
Tracy, Alan and Chloe Smith.

Is there anything else that you feel is important and want to include in your information?

We are a full time bushcraft company delivering UK courses and overseseas expeditions 363 days of the year to both adults and children. All our instructors undertake a minimum of 2 years training before teaching on courses and we have full time permanent salaried staff. This makes us unique in the UK for what we can deliver to your students, if you want the highest levels of safety and instruction available then Woodland Ways is the obvious choice.

Age of Children / Pupils: Pre-school 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Bushcraft Crafts Duke of Edinburgh Award Environment Centres Field Studies Green Awareness Outdoor Education Outdoor Pursuits Personal Development-Mentoring Residential School Trips Safety Awareness SEN Sports Storytelling Team Building Walking Tours Wildlife and Nature

Curriculum Topics Covered: Citizenship Environmental Studies Food & Nutrition Geography History Leisure & Tourism PE Science

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December

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