The perfect introduction for your children to the great outdoors, lots of exciting events are planned throughout the weekend including:

The all important knife workshop which introduce the safety and fundamental use of knives & Fire Safety Workshop. Program of activities listed below. The first event for the coyote kids club and the coyotes will be a mandatory knife safety workshop on Friday morning. This  will be run by Ian Cresswell from Lonescout Bushcraft.


The knife safety is run each morning so if you miss one, just like buses, there will be another along. Some of the other classes can only run at certain capacities not only for safety but to make sure those attending get a full learning experience. This means that your child may not always be able to attend the exact class you want them to do sometimes. We strive to keep as many activities rolling throughout the weekend for the younger bushcrafters with the den building, various archery and axe throwing stands. There is a wealth of demonstrators on site who will gladly share skills and knowledge and answer questions patiently and there is always the swing park too.

Coyotes (Secondary School Age) will be run by Rowan and Ash from Bisonbushcraft, the Coyote Kids will be run by Wild Woodcraft, they bring their enthusiasm to share with the young bushcrafters that choose to join them over the weekend.


  • GRANDSTAND OF SPORT COMPETITION - Axe Throwing, Archery & Catapult Shooting (over the whole weekend)
  • Knife Safety - TBC - mandatory for all Coyotes (1000 Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
  • Clay Jewellery - Primitive Bushcraft
  • Make a Dutch arrow - Institute For Outdoor Learning
  • Needle Felt a Leaf - Pippin & Gile
  • Feather Sticks and Flowers - Woodland Survivial Crafts
  • Carving Wood Cookies - Central Somerset Outdoor
  • Medicine Making - Jackie Saull-Hunt
  • Plant & Tree Identification - Down in the Woods
  • Friction Fire - Woodland Survival Crafts
  • Roycraft Pack Frame Making - Howl Bushcraft
  • Camoflauge and Consealment - Lonescout Bushcraft
  • Introduction to Leather work - Dart Valley Bushcraft
  • Fire Lighting - Down in the Woods
  • Science in Bushcraft - Feral Science
  • Make a Bull Roarer - IOL
  • Stalking Games
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Fish Spears - Coastal Survival
  • Squirrel Tail Skinning with Flint Tools - Prehistoric Experiences
  • Canoeing, 'Have a Go' - 1030 to 1130 - Wacky Races - Land & Wave

"The feedback we received from the Coyotes over the weekend was excellent, as was the feedback from their parents. We have received just as positive feedback over the last few weeks, and word has gotten out even to people who weren't there!!"

For the 2023 Wilderness Gathering there is an exciting range of activities for 6 to 11 year olds (Primary School Age), as well as drop-in craft sessions for children of all ages. The Coyote Kids programme has been carefully designed to ensure that everyone can engage and achieve at a level appropriate to their age.


  • Leaf ID and Plant Prints - Pippin and Gile
  • The Death Box Experience - Willow Lohr
  • Brain Tan Pouches - Wildwood Craft
  • Clay Critters - Primitive Bushcraft
  • Firelighting - Dart Valley Bushcraft
  • Wand Carving with Giles Newman
  • Skulls, Bones & Feathers & Feet - Woodland Ways
  • Basket Work - Wyldwood Willow
  • String Making - Woodland Survival Crafts
  • Medicine Making - Jackie Saull-Hunt
  • Net Making - Coastal Survival
  • Canoeing, 'Have a Go' - 9.30 to 10.30 - Wacky Races - Land & Wave
  • Camp Craft
  • Team Building and Initiative Challenges
  • Cordage
  • Trail Codes