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by Bryony Harrison (subscribe)
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This Camp Hits the Bullseye When it Comes to Fun

Once the kids have eaten all that chocolate on Sunday, what better way to work it off than by learning some essential survival skills. Get them out into the fresh air (and it is certainly feeling very fresh at the moment) at Painshill Park, where they are running an Easter Holiday camp for 8-13 year olds between 2nd-12th April. There will be lots to do, and not just your run of the mill stuff either. The kids will be able to take part in a range of activities such as bushwhacking, bivouac building, archery, and making mud sculptures. The course costs 35 a day or 115 for four days, which can be booked by calling 01932 868113.

Bushwhacking and Bivouac Building
2nd & 9th April

Take a trip into the wild woods and learn how to knot and build a survival shelter. Scout out the landscape and build a mud map of the woods and hills.

Wild Journeys
3rd & 10th April

On an adventurous hike, learn how to track birds, bugs, and beasts. Then learn how to start a camp fire and make a bow and arrow for archery.

Wild Woodland Dens
4th & 11th April

Build an enormous den in the woods, after which you can go inside and enjoy an afternoon of arts and crafts.

Wild Creations
5th & 12th

Visit Grotto Island and create your own mini grotto using clay, crystals and wood. Build a mud kiln to bake sculptures and tiles.

As well as the camp, between the 2nd-5th April there will be a Great Easter Egg and Spoon Challenge. Suitable for 2-13 year olds, the children will have to balance their eggs while weaving, jumping, ducking, and run through the obstacles. The challenge is free to take part in, but admission to the park is 6.60 for adults and 3.85 for 5-16s.
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Why? Fun for children
When: 2nd -12th April
Phone: 44 (0)1932 868 113
Where: Painshill Park
Cost: 35 a day or 115 for 4 days
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