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Part 5 of the Junior Bushcraft series is 'Make a Whistle' from locally harvested elder wood.


Course Date: Monday 6th August 1345 - 1600

Location: Snowdonia Donkeys, Ffarm Moelyci, Tregarth, Bangor, LL57 4BB


This 2 hour session is aimed at children aged between 8-13 years. It is a great way to spend time outdoors in nature learning new skills and making new friends. Huw is a qualified, bilingual teacher who has been running sessions in outdoor classrooms for many years. He believes one of the best ways to learn is by doing and having fun. Making a Magic Wand in the woods covers both of those things! Although the emphasis is on learning new skills and kids enjoying themselves, safety is always a high priority.


What they will do:

Make a Whistle!

Learn how to safely use a knife and other traditional tools for crafts.

Hear stories from the woods.

Learn to measure, saw, cut and sand wood.

Have an age appropriate understanding of knife laws and appropriate use and handling of knives.

Have a fun session in the woods learning new skills and making new friends.

Play a tune on their whistle!


The wooded area where the course will be based is adjacent to Snowdonia Donkeys, a charity which works to help change the lives of both people and donkeys. So it is highly likely that the soundtrack to the session will not only be birds singing but donkeys braying! The sanctuary will be closed to the public on this day but for those on the course, the donkeys will be nearby and you will get a chance to say hello.


The course is limited to 8 attendees to ensure everyone gets the most from the session. Although the course is aimed at ages between 8 and 13 years, adults can book on too if they wish to join their children on the course. Non paying parents or guardians are asked to stay on the farm during the course and leave a contact number with Huw in case he needs to contact you. During this time you are able to walk around the farm and catch glimpes of some of the donkeys in their fields, visit the farm shop and cafe.


Please note: a minimum of 4 bookings is required in order for the session to go ahead. If the minimum number is not reached, the session will be rescheduled to a later date.


After you have booked a place on the course, you will receive a confirmation email and a link to a file with information about how to find Ffarm Moelyci and what to do when you arrive. Please do contact us in the meantime if you have any questions.

Junior Bushcraft Part 5 - Make a whistle 6th August

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  • Huw has been teaching children as an outdoor instructor and bush craft tutor for over 15 years. Prior to this he was a teacher in a classroom! He is bilingual and has a great sense of humour!

    More information about Huw can be found on his page by clicking here.

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