31 aug - 03 sep 2018

A choice of over 80 adventure activities included in our ticket price.

Escape Cabin

There’s nothing like being locked in a deserted cabin in the woods to get the old adrenaline flowing. Could you puzzle your way out of a locked room in under an hour with only a handful of adventurers to assist you? Codes, puzzles, clues and riddles are piled on to add a new level to your collective panic as you try to complete your mission. Whether you manage to complete the challenge or end up begging for clues right into the closing minutes, this is a satisfying and unpredictably thrilling brain-tease.

Sessions added are:
Sat 11:30 – 1 and 3 – 4:30
Sun 11:30 – 1 and 3 – 4:30

Science & Engineering

Wild Photography

Learn the basics of film photography using an SLR camera, including such skills such as ‘The Exposure Triangle’, focus, film loading and creative use of aperture and shutter speed. Participants will then be led on a pre-planned tour through the festival to capture some of the vibrancy and action from the weekend on colour film, learning newtechniques along the way.
At the end of the session, attendees will have the option of either keeping hold of their film to process themselves away from the festival OR to hand the film back to the workshop leader
to be sent off for processing and submission to an online gallery within 14 days of the festival
conclusion.

Sessions added are:
Sat 11:30 – 1 and 3 – 4:30
Sun 11:30 – 1 and 3 – 4:30

Artistry

Zorbing

Ever wondered what it’s like to be trapped inside a ball and flung at 30 miles an hour? Well, now’s the time to find out. This is old fashioned hill rolling.. taken to the extreme. Try to steer your sphere, whilst making it along the wildfire slopes in a winning time.

Adventure Sports

Hammer Horror Mud Run

Run for your lives through the wildfire woodland, ducking, dodging and screaming away from a horrifying array of beasts. Frankenstien, The Mummy, Dracula and scores of the undead will all be trying to grab the 3 tags you’ll be wearing on a belt, representing your heart, lungs and brain. Make it through the gauntlet with all 3 intact and you’ll be given a survivors welcome. Lose more than one, and you’ll be joining the ranks of the undead in trying to catch those still living.

Adventure Sports

Archery Battles

Archery Battles: paintball, but with bows and arrows. Yes, you’ll shoot someone. And yes, you’ll get shot. In this intense and exciting combat sport you’ll use foam-tipped arrows to shoot at your opponents, ducking behind obstacles and trying to avoid being eliminated. Our expert instructors will teach you some tricks and skills to get you through your battles, preparing you to duck and dodge, and even catch arrows as they whizz past your head.

Adventure Sports

Wild Game Cooking

Grill wild venison on our open campfire under the guidance of our survival experts whilst listening to some seriously extreme adventurers tell their treacherous tales of travel.

Bushcraft

Scavenger Hunt

You’ll need the eyes of a hawk, the stealth of a squirrel, the stubbornness of a badger and the wiley skills of a fox to scavenge all the hidden goodies in order to win this woodland hunt.

Expeditions

Wild Obstacle Course

Including open ground, woodland, lakes and thick mud, this obstacle course will have you climbing, jumping, wading and crawling. Test your skill and strength or simply flail wildly through it in a fit of laughter. Either way, you’re going to get to know the wildfire estate rather intimately (by this we mean end up with mud in places you can’t reach).

Adventure Sports

High Wire & Leap of Faith

Reaching up to 13 metres skyward (the equivalent of a three story building)! Adventurers will first receive tuition in the techniques of group rope safety. The team will then work together, taking
on three different climbing challenges, controlling the safety ropes and completing the leap of faith.

Adventure Sports

Escape & Evade

Compete in teams to deviously camouflage, then hunt down your opponents.

Puzzles

Extreme Water Slide

Don’t be fooled – our 100 ft water slip n’ slide is not for dainty types! This pure-adrenalin slide down the Hollow Meadow in Adventure Valley should be ridden STRICTLY AT YOUR OWN RISK!

Adventure Sports

Firelighting

Ever wondered how you’ll survive on  desert island? Fire! Wildfire’s survival experts will teach you the lost art of firelighting without modern matches and lighters. You’ll learn about the properties of different woods and their uses and practice building successful fires, using a bow-drill and lighting fires by friction.

Bushcraft

Wild Game Prep

NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART… Should you ever get lost in the wild, you will need to know how to prepare and cook wild game. Beginning with the full ‘skin on’ animal, this workshop is an opportunity to learn some wild butchery. Dan and his team will demonstrate the skills involved in butchering a Roe deer from the whole gutted carcass into the main joints and cuts. You will be able to get hands on experience skinning, cutting, jointing, deboning etc. Later in the evening there will be the chance to cook some of the venison around the campfire.

Bushcraft

Wild Tanning

NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART… Learn how to turn an animal skin into usable leather to make clothes, bags and shoes. This a hands-on experience teaching you primitive methods to tan a deer hide.

Bushcraft

Circus Aerial

Learn aerial circus skills from a world class aerial artist on our forest rig. All classes begin with a group led warm up for the body, mobilisation of the joints and to get the body ready for aerial work. We include core and body conditioning to support the body and gain and maintain strength. This is followed by aerial conditioning on the hoop, learning basic moves and then linking them together to create sequences. This is a great introduction to getting used to being in the air, being upside down and supporting your own body weight with different parts of your body. Students are guided to work at their own pace, fully supported by the teachers.

WHAT TO WEAR: Leggings, tracksuit pants or something comfortable that you can move in that covers the backs of your knees, lower back and inside of upper arm. Nothing too loose or baggy. On top we recommend wearing a t-shirt that covers your mid section and doesn’t go over your head when you go upside down.”

Adventure Sports

Ancient Sword Fighting

Release your inner Ninja with the informative introduction to the Samurai sword. Equipped with a full size wooden sword, you’ll learn drawing, cutting, unarmed and armed defence and test your newfound sword skills with a partner.

Adventure Sports

Stand Up Paddle boarding

Try your hand at this stand up paddle boarding on the beautiful Wildfire lake

Adventure Sports

Rifle Shooting

Ready, aim, fire! Our experienced instructors will introduce you to some thrilling projectile sports. Try your hand at shooting crossbows, archery, .22 calibre Air Rifles, .177 calibre Air Pistols and axe throwing. A real Wildfire favourite.

Adventure Sports

Swing Dancing

Think you have 2 left feet? No fear, our wonderful Swing Dance teachers, experts in everything Swing, from the Charleston to Lindy Hop, will soon having you swinging through joyful dances from the 20s to the 50s. Even if you’re a total beginner, this energising and uplifting class will have you jumping through the steps and joining in our swing dance flash mobs in a jiffy.

Entertainment & Music

Drawing Games Club

Consequences, dick drawings and heartbreak illustrations. Brighton’s groundbreaking Cult Milk team will be dishing out awards for your creative output. This is all about getting to know your fellow freaky drawing buddies so extra prizes for the most adventurous collaborative creations.

Artistry

Ice Cream Making

Forget Mr Whippy, it’s all about making your own ice cream from raw natural ingredients. You’ll be taken through the whole process in this hour and a half workshop, walking away with your very own, hand whipped, home (well, woodland) made ice cream. Just make sure you find the Camp Chiefs and offer them a lick.

Science & Engineering

Leather Craft

Learn traditional Leather Crafting techniques and come away with a hand finished wallet or purse and key fob, stamped with your initials. (or an acronym of your choosing: ROFL, anyone?). Learn how to bevel, burnish, punch and condition your way to beautiful, functional accessories.

Artistry

Natural Headpieces

Ever wanted a 2 foot high crown made of willow? Neither did we until we saw these beauties. Our workshop leader will take you on a woodland wander to collect materials, and once you’re back at base you’ll combine them with all kinds of fripperies to create a piece of wearable head art which will keep you in the Wildfire spirit whilst you party the night away.

Bushcraft

Pom Pom Headresses

POM POMS. On your head. So wrong they’re right. Cult Milk are geniuses when it comes to balls of wool and you’ll come away with a creation straight off the couture catwalks of Paris. Perfect for a secret Patrol Party.

Artistry

Shakespeare in the Woods

Our thespians will take you on a journey through time to Shakespeare’s forests, teaching you how to perform a scene that’ll have you believing Puck is behind the next tree.

Artistry

Extreme Spelling Bee

Are you the kind of person who recoils at a misplaced letter? Can you spell disassociate – and use it in a coherent sentence? In a digital world overpowered by emojis, acronyms and abbreviations, its time to reclaim real words, spelt as they should be. Each round is filled with increasingly difficult words and their meanings until the final last two adventurers standing go head to head in a nail biting spell-off. Add some physical challenges into the mix and you’ve got yourself some very extreme spelling.

Science & Engineering

Sunprinting

Sun printing, also known as cyanotypes and blueprints – they’re a little bit sciency, a little bit arty and come in any colour you want, as long as it’s blue. You’ll mix up potions, collect flora and fauna to print with, design your fabric, parade to the sun then turn your magical creation into drawstring bags for hiding shiny things, or a rather jaunty neckerchief.

Science & Engineering

Tin Piercing

Cult Milk bring their inimitable artistic style to lantern making. Using reclaimed cans, you’ll pierce designs into the tin, attach a handle, and take home a totally unique lantern from this very satisfying workshop.

Artistry

WiIldfire Apothecary

Delve into the wildfire apothecary, where, using natural ingredients, you can make your own soothing lip balms, rejuvenating herbal bath bags or spectacular glitter body balm.

Science & Engineering

Yoga

Suitable for all levels of experience, Jemma Jane teaches a mix of Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Pranayama in this hour and half long class which ends in deep relaxation and meditation. The perfect contrast to a night of partying and a day filled with adventuring.

Health & Wellbeing

Wood Whittling

Learn the art of wood carving and craft a spoon, spatula or butter knife from reclaimed timber.

During the workshop you will learn the safest way to use wood carving knives and leave with your very own utensil. Hands on and tactile, this workshop is deeply satisfying and taught by one of our favourite experts, David Willis.

Bushcraft

Hangout with Mr X Stitch

The kingpin of modern embroidery himself, Mr X Stitch will be on hand at this year’s Wildfire for a whole weekend of very special workshops all running through with his inimitable style. Learn all the skills you need to get stuck into this increasingly popular pastime, be inspired by some in-thread-ible designs and have a natter with other likeminded needle-bunnies. Embroidery is, like, sew hot right now.

Artistry

Wild Dodgeball

Start working on your ducking and diving skills as to be the last adventurer standing you’re going to need to avoid the balls flying at you courtesy of your opposing team and dodge your way to glory.

Adventure Sports

Acrylic Jewellery

Design, hand-cut, hand finish and then assemble your very own piece of acrylic jewellery under the experienced eyes and hands of Wildfire’s skilled creatives. Using jewellery makers tools including fine hand saws and drill, you’ll come away from this class with the skills to continue making professional looking acrylic jewellery at home.

Artistry

Astronomy

Star Gazing whilst learning what you are gazing at, through our Wildfire telescope

Science & Engineering

Beekeeping

Interested in keeping bees, but don’t know what’s involved or how to get started? This workshop will give you an overview of the craft of beekeeping. Our experienced beekeeper will cover the fundamental requirements for bee & hive management and will give you a real feel for the art of beekeeping.
You will learn about the honey bee colony and beekeeping year, bee behaviour and the role of the beekeeper, have an exploration inside a hive and handle bees.

Protective beekeeping suits and gloves will be provided but please wear a long-sleeved top or shirt, long trousers and avoid wearing open-toe shoes.

Science & Engineering

Juggling

Ever wanted to run away to the circus? Well, if you do decide to make the leap this lesson will help you on your way, as Chivaree Circus will be teaching you all the tricks and skills of object manipulation. Warmup and prepare your body for juggling and object manipulation, explore the techniques of manipulation and the many possibilities of how to move and use an object then explore personal and group improvisation using the object, with a focus on the actor’s presence and relationship with the object. And there you were thinking this was about chucking a couple of balls in the air…

Artistry

Drum Circle

Join the circle, beat some drums!

Entertainment & Music

Hula Hooping

We will teach you essential core skills and tricks to make you fall in love with hooping, Suitable for all levels – from those who have never touched a hoop to current hoop users.

Entertainment & Music

Life Drawing

From the people who brought you Death Drawing… ‘RIP boring life drawing classes’, these macabre artists say, who attempt to ‘resurrect’ the art of pencil to paper with a ‘lethal injection’ of theatricality and curiosity with theatrical themed life drawing event.

Artistry

Power Tools

An awesome DIY workshop in which creative professionals Becky Bick and Eli Harston of Brighton’s Cult Milk will teach you how to make your very own bespoke BIRDHOUSE. This workshops will be aimed at beginners and taught in a fun and informative way, with help and guidance throughout the session.

An awesome DIY workshop in which creative professionals Becky Bick and Eli Harston of Brighton’s Cult Milk will teach you how to make your very own bespoke BIRDHOUSE. This workshopswill be aimed at beginners and taught in a fun and informative way, with help and guidance throughout the session.

What to expect…

An introduction to confidently and safely use your power tools. 

A step by step guide to building your bespoke Bird House, utilising the following skills: drilling, hole cutting, sawing, panel pinning, measuring, and finishing to a professional standard. 

At the end of the 2 1/2 hour workshop you will have your own bespoke Birdhouse to take home and treasure forever. Plus tips on how to fix to the wall.

The finished product…

We will show you how to make a bird house that can be used practically or as a decorative feature; such as a quirky key holder or desk tidy. 

You will then get the chance to customise your Birdhouse, and everyone will leave with their own unique product.

Science & Engineering

Macrame

Learn basic macrame techniques to make your very own waterbottle carrier or plantpot holder.

Artistry

Mask Making

Want to really show off your Patrol alliance? Whether you’re a Badger, Squirrel, Fox or Hawk our mask making workshops will help you transform yourself into your spirit animal ready for the night’s wild woodland parties. Our crafty leaders will be on hand to help you get creative in personalising your design.

Artistry

Meditation

Meditation is the art of silencing the mind –  tough call in today’s digital world filled with voices clamouring for attention. When the mind is silent, concentration is increased and inner peace is experienced. In this workshop you will be taught a range of techniques and methods to find one which best fits with your lifestyle and helps you to continue to practise meditation beyond Wildfire.

Mindfulness

Take a step towards reducing stress and increasing the harmony in your life in this beginner’s guide to meditation and mindfulness led by the calmest woman at Wildfire, Preya Chauhan of Cherish Healing. Mindfulness can help you de-stress, sleep better and bring peace into your life.

This is an interactive workshop offering the rare opportunity to learn skills of meditation, mindfulness and relaxation in a beautiful woodland environment.

Health & Wellbeing

Nipple Tassels

Make your own saucy nipple tassels and pasties using sequins, crystals and trimmings then twirl the night away! (not just for girls!)

Artistry

Pioneering

Do you know your lashing from your whipping? Splicing from binding? No, we aren’t talking wrist restraints, this is pioneering at it’s purest. Camp Chief-Dad Colin Denny will teach you to lash ropes and raise poles and build a machine or structure of epic proportions, which you’ll then attempt to successfully utilise. Using problem solving, determination and teamwork you’ll build  giant swings, trebuchets and high rope bridges of the type rarely seen since the days of yore.

Adventure Sports

Radio Disc Jockey

Try your hand at becoming a disc-jockey presenter in our very own analogue radio station, with Willy Watkins and co! (no experience required!)

Science & Engineering

Screen Printing

Print your own Wildfire shirt or duffel bag to wear in support of your patrol, whilst learning screen printing techniques.

Artistry

Shelter Building

Ah, the great outdoors, so idyllic, so calm… Until you’re stuck with no tent on a wet windy night. But have no fear! If you take this class, you’ll have the necessary skills to build yourself an improvised shelter out of forest ephemera. Our survival expert will run you through methods of constructing several styles of emergency shelters suitable for different environments and circumstances and discover options and variations that will allow you to adjust your shelter to the season, situation and environment in which you find yourself. You’ll get a hands on lesson in the principals of shelter building and how to easily apply them to make sure that, whether you need to keep warm, stay dry, get cool or get found, you will have the know-how to build a shelter that will help you to survive the night.

Bushcraft

Tie Dye

Make your own dip or tie-dye t-shirt or duffel bag then wear it with pride!

Artistry

Treasure Hunt

This mind-boggling Wildfire-wide treasure hunt will test your orientation logic, speed and navigation skills,

Science & Engineering

Weaving

Weave your way to a wall hanging or pendant with which to decorate your tent.

Artistry

Wild Choir

Sing your heart out in our Wild Choir with our Wildfire singing teacher! No previous singing experience necessary.

Entertainment & Music

Capture the Flag

This classic wide game will have you running, laughing and winning patrol points!

Puzzles

Self Defence

Learn an array of exciting defence techniques to keep yourself from harm

Adventure Sports

Sword Skills

Learn the ancient art of swordmanship

Adventure Sports

Slack lining & Tightropes

So you think you’ve got balance? Time to prove it. This introduction to the the tight rope and slacklining will take you through the basic stages and (hopefully!) get you up and taking some steps unassisted. Lessons start with a couple of warm up games and technique tips and then move on to the line, starting with basic balancing and then moving into walking technique and tricks.

Adventure Sports

Projectiles

Ready, aim, fire! Our experienced instructors will introduce you to some thrilling projectile sports. Try your hand at shooting crossbows, archery, .22 calibre Air Rifles, .177 calibre Air Pistols and axe throwing. A real Wildfire favourite.

Adventure Sports

Drama Workshop

Have you been pondering how the stars of stage and screen got to where they are? Talent, you thought, or maybe connections… No – its DRAMA GAMES, of course! Whether you’ve never acted in your life or are a veteran of the RSC, this workshop will help you put drama into your game, and the playa into your plays.

Artistry

Guided Woodland Walk

Wander the Wildfire woodlands, learning about animal tracking and flora and fauna identification.

Expeditions

Adventure Stories

Adventurers and Stand Up Paddle Boarders Charlie Head and Kiko Matthews will thrill you with stories of their intrepid solo journeys through the Amazon and across oceans, inspiring you to share your own stories of travel and discovery around our camp fires. These guys have seen and done things the rest if us can only hope to dream of.

Expeditions

Nipple Tassels for Singles

Partner up and make a pair of Nipple Tassels for your chosen adventurer. Then decide if you’ll dare to bare and model the tassels designed just for you.

Cupid's Club

Swinging for Singles

Find your fling whilst you swing. Courting the old fashion way… Dance, laugh and learn to swing in this pulse racing singles class.

Cupid's Club

Singles Drawing Club

Expect communal drawing: weird consequences, dick drawings and heartbreak illustrations. Or just draw your favourite Wildfirer over and over again forever and ever. 

Cupid's Club

Come On Baby, Light My Fire!

Find a spark in firelighting for singles. After Wildfire’s survival experts teach you the lost art of firelighting,  you will compete fast and hot challenges in couples. Swapping partners between games, till you find your flame.

Cupid's Club

Yoga Dating

5 minutes on a mat with someone and and you’ll soon know if you’re made for each other. You’ll move around the group, pairing up with other adventurers to perform yoga moves with your partners, as instructed by our yogi and her partner. Then linger for a chat if you’ve executed a particularly satisfying downward dog with a fellow adventurer. 

Cupid's Club

Wood Fired Hot Tubs

Enjoy the luxury of one of our woodfired hot tubs, underneath a canopy of trees, with a glass of bubbly.

Deep in the forest there’s a secret camp of bygone days – its called Wildfire. For adults only, Wildfire has an abundance of adventure activities to fill the long summer weekend, the daytimes at Wildfire are challenging and inspiring.

As an official 2018 camper, you will enrol in a programme of activities over the weekend. Throw yourself into our huge choice of wildly varied pursuits from: Bushcraft, Artistry, Expeditions, Engineering, Adventure Sports and Wellness.

 

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