24 Hours

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A combination of survival skills and adventure tasks that will put families to the test over this 24 hour course.

As a father of three young boys I love sharing my survival techniques and going on family adventures together. It is not only exciting and fun but teaches them useful life and outdoor skills and what it really means to be able to look after yourself when the chips are down.
Bear Grylls
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Designed to inspire fathers and sons, mothers and daughters alike, this 24-hour outdoor adventure has been created by Bear Grylls and his close team of experts, and is delivered by a range of hand-picked instructors. In parent and child teams, you’ll learn Bear’s famous survival techniques: how to build and light a fire, how to navigate at night, foraging for grubs and rodents, water purification, building a shelter, extreme weather survival and river crossings, and the best ways to use a knife for survival. On day two, you’ll put these skills into action, following Bear’s ethos of self-rescue, by crossing difficult terrain out of captivity. It’s an opportunity to bring family members together through a truly memorable and fun experience.

These are just some of the many activities you may undertake during the ’Wilderness Survival Family Adventure'

  • Dynamic river runs and/or lake crossings
  • Emergency shelter builds
  • Navigate harsh terrain by day and night
  • Rope skills – crossing difficult terrain
  • Survival knife skills and fire lighting
  • Foraging for food, setting snares & traps
  • Dynamic Self Rescue Techniques
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Crossing Rivers

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Making Fire


  • Each course runs from midday to midday.
  • All meals, selected kit and accommodation are provided during the course.
  • Minimum of 1 adult and 1 child (age 8 - 17yrs) per booking
  • On successful completion of the course, participants will receive a Bear Grylls Survival Academy badge, beanie hat and certificate.

Please note: all activities are weather dependent.

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These items will all help you to survive! Please note, all of the clothing and equipment that you bring must be appropriate to the environment and the time of year. This is just a guide and you may not require all the kit. Your instructors will let you know what to take out into the wilderness on arrival-any extra kit can be secured at base camp.

…and don't forget a bag full of positive attitude!

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From the initial meeting at the lodge, to the final goodbyes in the parking lot, Jake and Dan were exceptional leaders and instructors. My 9 year old daughter and I did the 24 hour Family course in The Catskills, NY. We learned so many new skills that we cannot wait to practice on our own. My daughter has been raving about it since we got home, and immediately asked when the next adventure was. I highly recommend this for anyone who's has a child that enjoys the outdoors and camping. What an amazing experience for both myself and my daughter. Thank you again Jake, Dan, and the rest of the Bear Grylls team for such a wonderful experience!