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Castle Howard – The Bushcraft Company

Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA. Yorkshire

The Bushcraft Company is a leading provider of outdoor education. They provide real outdoor adventures to schools, allowing students to get back to basics, step away from technology and create memories to last a lifetime. Their camps are located in the woodland of the spectacular Castle Howard estate. Each school has its own private camp and gets to experience and wide range of outdoor activities designed to enhance social and personal development, whilst having fun and learning new skills. They build a bespoke itinerary with activities ranging from fire lighting and shelter building to archery and wilderness cookery.

At The Bushcraft Company, they offer 2-day, 3-day, and 5-day outdoor residentials. Each school has its own safari-style tented village and we build a bespoke itinerary based on the group size and age of the students. Activities include fire lighting, shelter building, camouflage, trap making, archery, tomahawk throwing, scenario SOS, and many more! Students will also get to try their hand at wilderness cookery and challenge themselves with a bushtucker trial! Their Bushcraft staff will be with you 24/7 and they jam-pack the days with activities and provide entertainment all the way through until bedtime. After a fun-filled day, students sleep in large safari-style bell tents or, if they are feeling adventurous, in their own handmade shelters! Their unforgettable Bushcraft camps don’t just give students a taste of adventure but inspire a lifetime of it!

As part of the GBST, The Bushcraft Company is offering 15% discount on a 2-day, 3-day, or 5-day residential trip. Quote Great British School Trip 15% discount in inquiry details when booking.

Don’t forget, if you are looking for help with funding the cost of your trip, you can apply for a bursary!

Venue resources

Bushcraft Risk Assessment PDF 0.93MB Download
Amplification Toolkit PDF 0.88MB Download
Check List PDF 0.13MB Download
Parent Letter Template PDF 0.18MB Download
Risk Assessment PDF 0.12MB Download
Journeys & Adventures Content 7-11 ZIP 13.17MB Download
Journeys & Adventures Content 11-14 ZIP 13.24MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download

Venue Details



Castle Howard, York
YO60 7DA. Yorkshire

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday, May - July and September - October.