Our brand new Bear Grylls Survival Academy activity went down a treat in 2019 – we hope you enjoyed the adventure as much as we did!
Due to its success, we’re hoping to bring back all the fun for the 2020 school summer holidays so make sure to stay tuned for more information.
If the kids can’t wait until then, why not check out our Outdoor ‘n’ Explore programme in the meantime? Available at four of our holiday parks, you can find out more here.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.