A wash with massive veteran chestnuts and birches this spectacular woodland plays host to our Bushcraft Camps.
There’s a wide range of outdoor activities, available at Penshurst all designed to enhance social and personal development, whilst having fun and learning new skills.
Our team will work with you to create a bespoke programme to suit your student’s ages and abilities, keeping them busy from the moment they arrive. Some of our favourites on offer are: Wild Swimming, Fire Lighting, Shelter Building, Camouflage and Concealment, Target Sports, Scenario SOS and many more!
Situated in the heart of the woodlands, each camp comprises of a large yurt and cosy campfire for mealtimes and talks, its own field kitchen, safari-style bell tents to sleep in. There’s also single-sex porta-loos and, on longer camps, showers are also available.
Our Bushcraft Camps are run by a team of experienced Instructors, who will remain with your group and take care of the activities, mealtimes and pastoral care for your students for the entirety of their stay.
Located just one hour from London, with easy access from Junction 5 of the M25, Penshurst is perfectly situated for schools all across London and the South East.
If you’re a teacher looking to arrange your coach travel, please get in touch with us for your exact arrival location.
Leigh, Tonbridge TN11 8HX, UK
Leigh, Tonbridge TN11 8HX, UK
“Our year 7 students all loved their Bushcraft experience at Penshurst Place from the initial safety talk to the final ‘leave no trace’ activity. Everyone had an amazing time. The teams are full of energy and this enthused the students. The activities are fun and varied – it is a trip that will become a life long memory”
We’d love to talk to you about booking one of our adventures, please contact us to discuss your plans and our team will be able to draw up a programme to suit your students.
Yes, teachers can visit all our estates to get a feel for where the camps will take place. We recommend visits take place between May and October, as this gives you a chance to see what our estates look like when they’re running. In the winter, our woodlands look glorious however our camps and activities sites are all packed down! Please contact us and we can happily arrange a time for you to visit.
As an organisation that works with young people we are inspected by, and are members of a number of governing bodies, which include: British Activity Provider Association (BAPA) , The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (LOTC), Adventuremark, Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and Institute for Outdoor Learning (IOL).
All staff are required to pass enhanced DBS checks, and also have a great deal of experience of working on camps of this kind. Every staff member receives extensive in-house training, as well as obtaining qualifications from national governing bodies for specialised activities, including archery and swimming. There are multiple first aid trained members at each estate, and our Field Cooks have food hygiene certificates. Throughout the year our staff are regularly monitored, and we have a full time Safeguarding officer on hand to ensure that every child is kept safe.
At Bushcraft Camps, students will immerse themselves in a range of fun and challenging bushcraft activities. Whether they are testing their trap-making capabilities or learning how to build a shelter, students will put their problem solving, teamwork and creative thinking skills to the test.