An Afternoon of Bushcraft…..Tomorrow!

At YHA Danywenallt in Talybont-on-Usk we’re running activity days throughout the school holidays this year, every Thursday from 1-4. There’s one left this Easter, and it’s tomorrow! We’re still taking bookings, so give us a ring if you’re in the area and you’d like you’re child to come along. The number’s 01874 676677. The activities are number- and weather-dependant so no specifics just now, but we’re offering an afternoon of bushcraft, which could mean shelter-building, campfire cooking or tracking with a few teambuilding activities thrown in for good measure. Costs £5 per child, and we ask that accompanying adults stay on site, but they don’t have to be involved (unless they’d like to of course!)…there is a nice warm café at the hostel 🙂

Just remember your child may get a little muddy, and there’s a good chance it’ll rain, so be prepared: old clothes, wellies and waterproofs will be the order of the day!


Activities for the School Holidays

So the school holidays are coming round again -indeed, I realise that for some the Easter holidays have already started. After the success of last summer’s Bushcraft Week, we thought we’d try to build on our experiences. Throughout all school holidays this year (except the Christmas break, although I could be persuaded is there’s a demand) I’m working with YHA England & Wales to put on weekly Activity Days at YHA Danywenallt (beside Talybont Dam in the Brecon Beacons). I’ll be doing something aimed at children aged 7-11 most Thursdays from 1-4, mainly on a bushcraft/environment theme, with a few team building/problem solving challenges for good measure.

The first are on the 17th and 24th April. As yet the programme is to be finalised (it depends a bit on the weather), but it’s likely to involve some firelighting, a bit of foraging and cooking and a few games. If you’re in the area on the 17th or 24th, and you think your child would be interested, please ring 01874 676677 to book a place.

Activity-Days-PosterThey’re open to anyone, just ring the number to make a booking, remembering that we need an accompanying adult and that there’s a good chance the children might get a little mucky. (N.B. adults are asked to stay on site, but aren’t expected to get involved if they don’t want to -there’s a nice warm café at the Hostel!)

Watch this space for more to come later this year.