Explorers Club

(1 customer review)


(Price Shown – Covers all sessions and equipment, per person for the year inclusive)

**High Lodge Parking not included in the price**

**Parking Options are**

  1. £35 – One off additional flat fee payable to High Lodge
    • Provides specific parking for the 9 session dates listed, parking at any other time is not included. (terms & conditions apply, available on request)
  2. £64 – One off additional flat fee payable to High Lodge (Recommended)
    • Provides a High Lodge Membership for the year
    • There are many Local & National offers & discounts available for the life of the pass. If you plan to visit High Lodge through the year, this will more than pay for itself.

The Explorers Club is designed to build on the skills gained in the Junior Explorers Club. Further encouraging the awareness, education & development of Bushcraft, Survival & Wilderness Living skills, throughout the seasons.

This club is specifically for those who have demonstrated competency, as a Junior Explorer, or by special invitation.

Recommended age – 10yrs upward, with a paying & participating adult. This club is designed to provide a parent child bonding platform with common experiences shared – see accompanying adult charges. 

There will be plenty of time to refine & hone a variety of basic wilderness living skills, in a friendly & welcoming environment.

All you need is suitable clothing for the season, a water bottle, & a willingness to learn – All equipment is provided for the duration.

Dependent on progress, the topics we aim to cover throughout the sessions in no particular order:

  • Fire Lighting Techniques – Initial Recap, followed by the production of your own fire bow drill set over the sessions!
  • Natural Cordage – Initial Recap, followed by the production of a useful length of cordage – target 20 metres or more over the sessions!
  • Cutting Safety & Techniques – Initial Recap, followed by the production of 3 items through the sessions, which you get to take home!
    • Simple Butter Knife
    • Spoon
    • Production of a ‘Try stick’
  • Developing Foraging
  • Pine Pitch
  • Basic Traps
  • Plaster Casting a Track

Pricing guide

  • £200 per child for the year 
  • £100 per actively participating Adult for the year
  • If you have more than one child or parent you wish to book on, please contact me to book or for payment options.


SKU: BTW-ECTFHL-1 Category:


FCHLThe timings shown below are under normal circumstances

Day / Date 2023
Start Time Finish Time Location
Sunday – 5th February 2023 13:00 15:00 High Lodge
Sunday – 5th March 2023 13:00 15:00 High Lodge
Sunday – 2nd April 2023 13:00 15:00 High Lodge
Sunday – 7th May 2023 13:00 15:00 High Lodge
Sunday – 11th June 2023 13:00 15:00 High Lodge
Sunday – 9th July 2023 13:00 15:00 High Lodge
Sunday – 6th August 2023 13:00 15:00 High Lodge
Sunday – 3th September 2023
13:00 15:00 High Lodge
Sunday – 8th October 2023 13:00 15:00 High Lodge

High Lodge, Thetford Forest will be the default location, on occasions however, there may alternative meeting locations provided with notice.

Note: Discovery Pass discount is not applicable for this club

Additional Information

Minimum Participant Age:

• Recommended 10yrs old
• Parents welcome to remain for the duration and assist their child.
• However if children are mature enough, they can be left for the duration and collected at the end.
• Parents are also welcome to pay a reduced fee if they wish to fully participate too.


• All participants must acknowledge, that the instructors word is final.
• No refunds for non-attendance.

Included in the price:

• Use of all equipment for the years sessions
• Tarp for overnight stay

Not included in the price:

• Parking at High Lodge – not included – contact me for details. If you have a discovery pass for the duration, then this is covered.
• Sleeping Bag and roll mat for the overnight stay

* Please advise of any special dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Kit List:

• Warm Outdoor Clothes
• Footwear suitable for walking in woodland and on muddy woodland trails
• Waterproof Clothing as weather dictates
• Water Bottle
• Notepad and Pen (Optional)
• Camera (Optional)
• An open mind and a willingness to learn and share

1 review for Explorers Club

  1. Andrea Manica & Leo

    My son and I attended an Explorer Club course with Ray. Ray was simply outstanding. He managed to keep the kids entertained and motivated whilst teaching them challenging skills (way beyond what I would have expected given their age). At the same time, the attending parents were fully involved in the tasks, with a really friendly and supportive atmosphere. Despite working with knives and fire, everything felt very safe and under control. Many thanks also go to Matt, who was amazing at roving around the group proving help and advice whenever it was needed. Fantastic course, highly recommended.


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