Swap screen time for survival skills!

Call of the Wild provides a unique opportunity for young people aged 11 to 17 to learn bushcraft and nature skills at Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve and locations such as Bubbenhall Wood.

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust's ecological, education and survival experts help participants to develop the skills needed to be self-sufficient and comfortable in a wilderness environment and sessions can include:

  • building shelters
  • firelighting
  • learning to track animals
  • mastering the art of stealth
  • being able to identify useful species
  • environmental awareness and ecology
  • teamwork games


Participants are encouraged to wear camouflage colours if possible; mobile phones and electronic devices can’t be used to light fires or whittle a stick and so these are not necessary!

During the school summer holidays we will be running a Call of the Wild programme for 11 to 17-year-olds from Coventry, Nuneaton and Bedworth at the trust's Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve.

Places are free for young people living in these areas thanks to funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, and in 2019 the Trust will again be offering children and young people a chance to sign up for three days of outdoor adventure. Bookings will open in Spring via our What's On page. 

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust received funding of £66,000 in 2019 for the third year running, thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery, to support our work with children and young people. This outdoor learning programme also includes nature tots sessions, and taking wildlife clubs out to schools in Coventry, Nuneaton and Bedworth.