This course allowed me to really challenge myself both Physically and Mentally. I will never forget the strength of feelings that this course brought out in me. I saw only the best in people around me, well beyond my expectations. The course did far more than it could ever 'put on the tin'. The Bear Grylls team were role models of what can be achieved in life irrespective of age. The BG certificate will find Pride of Place amongst my many others for many, many reasons. Thank you all for the memories
Roger Dickinson, UK
Just wow! I wanted to take part in a survival weekend for my daughters 8th birthday and this 24hr course massively exceeded my expectations! The instructors (Martin, Nicholas & Lee) were clearly enthusiastic in there chosen careers and dragged everyone on that course in to the world of survival! My daughter stated on the way home that it was the best weekend she?d ever had and I have to say I agree! Within 24hrs we've both learned extraordinary skills I?d never dreamed you could learn in that space of time! I could have done a week of it to be honest. I?d highly recommend it to anyone with a sense of adventure and an open mind to the reality of what?s involved when it comes to surviving in unknown territory!! An experience to remember and to definitely take part in again! My eyes have been opened! Thank you!!!!
Sarah Robertson, UK
The BGSA are an exceptional team of people and we cannot recommend them highly enough. They created an exceptional day which allowed everyone to challenge and push themselves whilst recognising limits and abilities - the result was a day that developed teamwork, bonding, fun, laughter, competition and increased knowledge. The instructors were open and approachable and went out of their way to guide and assist without encroaching. I would encourage any company to book BGSA at various levels of the organisation - I know we will be doing so again soon.
Tony Gibson, Romans Estate Agents
It was the best birthday present I have ever had. Every part of the course was so enjoyable and the kids loved it too . Thanks for a perfect day
The 18 hour survival course is an absolute must for anyone starting out 'wild camping', or like most of us that attended, love the outdoors and want to try something new and challenge yourself. It's run by great instructors who have a big background in survival situations. After completing the course i now feel a lot more confident in myself in different situations from lighting a fire to building my shelter for the night or understanding the water purification processes. With the Astro navigation information and demonstration I feel pretty confident in using the techniques myself. We were a small group of 5 and had the bonus of a second instructor joining us for a short time. All 5 of us came away and straight away book a lads trip away to put some of our newly taught skills to the test! Massive thank you to Richard and John
William Mooney, UK
I found the course absolutely amazing. I was pushed to limits that I didn't know I could reach. The Instructors were both friendly and very helpful as well as supportive. I think It was a great opportunity to learn more about Survival and I also found that you make some great friends while on the course.
I didn't really know what to expect from the course but even what I got was a shock to the system. This course is full on, with the most professional instructing team I have ever come across. Get your boots on tight because it's an absolute whirlwind!
Josh Gregg, UK
We had a super fun day. It was all very entertaining and nothing super difficult or scary as some of the team feared when they discovered it was a Bear Grylls event.
We only had one member refusing to "mud up" 😂
Quite a few of the team now have an interest in taking up shooting. 😊
We would definitely consider doing another event with you and possibly a little more adventurous next time!
The instructors were super competent, fun and encouraging and every activity was explained clearly.
The BGSA are an exceptional team of people and we cannot recommend them highly enough. They created an exceptional day which allowed everyone to challenge and push themselves whilst recognizing limits and abilities - the result was a day that developed teamwork, bonding, fun, laughter, competition and increased knowledge. The instructors were open and approachable and went out of their way to guide and assist without encroaching. I would encourage any company to book BGSA at various levels of the organisation - I know we will be doing so again soon.
“From the start of our dealings with Rachel and the Bear Grylls Team I knew we were in good hands. On the day, they took charge of our large group and immediately made everyone feel like they wanted to get involved – which is not an easy job!
Thanks again guys, lots of laughs and great memories made”
A massive thank you to everyone at BGSA involved with the activity. The whole experience with you guys was seamless and I couldn’t quite believe how easy it was to arrange. Not only does the activity teach you valuable life skills but you can also relate back into your day to day job and not to mention it’s great fun. I will be singing your praises and recommending you to all of my colleagues.
I look forward to working with you again.
Please can you pass a huge thank you to Anna, James and Jake for giving us such a great time on Saturday. The whole team thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Amidst all the stress of our day jobs it was just great to switch off and do something so different and fun!
The BG Survival Academy Team made for a great afternoon. They ensured the whole team were involved and bought together. Lots of fun and highly recommended!
I can’t choose a highlight. All of it was a great laugh!
The activities were great and team-bonding
I enjoyed how interactive it was, enjoyed being in teams as well as having a chance to converse with others. Always good to learn new skills, will practice my knots!
The whole session was brilliant! Anna and Jack brought something fresh to the meeting, loved going in and out to the breakout rooms! Really motivating session
When we signed up for the Bear Grylls Survival Academy experience for our corporate away days we were a little nervous to say the least, however it turned out to be undoubtably one of the most memorable experiences for all of us. Each member of staff came away having pushed their limits, tried things they never thought they'd do, and ultimately every one of them had the most amazing time! Even those in the team who aren’t as outdoorsy as the others got stuck right in, thanks to the encouragement of their teammates and the support of the great instructors we had on hand.
We're so thankful to the Bear Grylls Survival Academy for providing us with a once in a lifetime experience, which they tailored to our exact group size and needs. The team at BGSA made the booking experience a dream, and with the amazing instructors on hand we all felt safe, secure and in great spirits throughout the entire course – despite the rain!
We'd definitely recommend the Bear Grylls Survival Academy to any company looking for a truly unique and memorable team building experience.
Hearing from the bartenders themselves, the survival experience was an incredible day packed with brilliant activities and challenges, which was blessed by incredibly favourable weather!
From start to finish the Bear Grylls team were fantastic. They were prompt and organised. Made the team feel at ease for a very daunting challenge. Supported us whilst giving us the freedom to learn and grow. They were extremely knowledgeable and supportive and I would 100% recommend them in the future.