The Summer Holidays are here and its time to put that excellent discount outdoor clothing you have bought from us to practical use. But where I here you ask?

Well if you are lucky enough to live near Telford then why not sign up for a series of bush craft events that are being held in different areas of woodland across the area. All the family are being encouraged to give it a go. The different events include being shown how to build a shelter and a camp fire by just using what is around you. Forage techniques will also be taught, as well as outdoor cooking and some basic survival techniques.

The days have been organised so that have something for all members of the family, so everyone can learn something new while getting time outdoors getting involved with the green spaces around them. They are taking place both on weekdays and the weekends and on sites across the whole of Telford so that people can get down to the one nearest to them. They are even providing refreshments, but it’s always fun to take a couple of sausages and a potato to cook on the fire.

The only requirements are appropriate clothing and footwear for a day in the woods, and the events are free as they have been funded by Natural England and the Big Lottery as part of a scheme to encourage families to use their local green spaces.

Only wish I lived nearer so I can get involved, but with the days aimed at six to 14 year olds I might be considered a little too old. Well if there is any places free my boots, rucksack, waterproof jacket and my entire discount outdoor clothing wardrobe is ready.