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Brand new for 2019, Bear Grylls Survival Academy is now available across three of our holiday parks for one week during the school summer holidays.

With the guidance of qualified instructors, the young adventurers will spend time out in the wilderness, learning valuable survival skills used by Bear Grylls himself - such as lighting a fire, first aid and even foraging for food. Most importantly, they will have lots of fun along the way!

Bear Grylls Survival Academy provides an enjoyable yet educational environment for kids, making it the perfect outdoor adventure for them to get involved in this summer.

Please note, this activity has limited availability and we recommend pre-booking online to avoid any disappointment. Your activity time slot will then be confirmed when you arrive on park.

So, you're in a spot of trouble...

Well, you aren't the first and you sure won't be the last. Ok, first things first: relax. Take a deep breath, keep a clear head and get your priorities right. Think before you act.

The phrase I use to remind myself is:
Please Remember What's First: PROTECTION, RESCUE, WATER and FOOD.
These are the absolute basics you need to survive. And survival needs to become your number one goal.

Bear's Priorities of Survival

Protection

Whether they’re constructing a shelter from raw materials or learning how to camouflage themselves to avoid being seen, they’ll discover all the basics on how to stay protected out in the wild. Other activities include the Observation Lane where natural abilities are relied on to identify and retain information and SAS Training which involves a mix of physical activity and team building skills. They’ll even be tested on how to put up a tent!

Water

An absolute essential when it comes to surviving out in the wilderness, they’ll find out all about how to filter and purify dirty water to make it suitable for drinking - just like Bear Grylls when he's in an emergency survival situation.

Rescue

From building a fire and sending smoke signals using only natural resources to administering first aid to a team mate in need, they’ll find out all there is to know about rescue. They’ll love the Commando Crawl, one of the most well-known survival methods, involving traversing commando style on top of a rope. Additionally, they’ll learn the all-important technique of how to navigate through darkness.

Food

Will they have what it takes to survive on nothing but natural means found in the wild? The Edibles vs. Deadibles challenge will get them foraging for food before putting their culinary skills to the test and cooking a meal over an open fire.

Join the Adventure

Bear Grylls Survival Academy will run for one week from 26th August until 1st September 2019.

The activity will cost £6 per session or £20 for four sessions.

Each session will run for approximately 45 minutes.

This activity is available at Nodes Point, Sandford and Warmwell Holiday Parks.

Bear Grylls Survival Academy is suitable for children 8 years or older. Please note, you must be a guest staying on park to book and participate in the activities.

We strongly advise pre-booking online to secure your place. A time slot for your session will then be allocated to you when you arrive on park. When booking your accommodation, simply add the activity to your holiday from the optional extras page. Alternatively, you can book on park subject to availability.

Bear Grylls won’t be on park or running the activities. However, his team of highly trained instructors have just what it takes to teach you practical skills that will allow you to survive in the wilderness like Bear.

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