The Forge

Family Paddle and Bushcraft Adventure

Event Date: 01/10/21 - 03/10/21

This two night adventure is the perfect introduction for families to canoeing, stand up paddle boarding and bushcraft survival skills.

Combining luxury glamping accommodation with a true taste of wilderness adventure, this two night experience combines canoeing, stand up paddle boarding and basic bushcraft skills to provide young families with a fun introduction to open water expeditions.

Over the course of the weekend, you'll learn how to light your own campfires, find out about wild food and get the chance to try your hand at axe throwing (if you are feeling brave!). You will also receive expert tuition in paddling open canoes and stand up paddle boards, including top tips on how to keep little ones happy, safe and warm.

You'll get to spend two nights in one of our luxury bell tents, complete with real beds, lots of cosy blankets and cushions - there are even carpets! You will be treated to some seriously delicious wood-fired pizzas plus there'll be the opportunity to cook your own hot dogs over the campfire, saving room for the marshmallows of course! And to top it all off we have a local storyteller in the evening to share some unforgettable bedtime stories around the campfire, whilst you snuggle under a blanket with a hot chocolate and gaze up at the stars.

The next date for this trip is the 1st - 3rd October.

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We have space for up to 20 people for each weekend and the price is £240 pp.

Detailed itinerary:


  • 4pm - Arrive and get settled into your bell tents
  • 4.30pm - Learn how to light your own campfires
  • 6pm - Enjoy delicious wood fired pizzas in the communal cabin, Drewyn
  • 8pm - Campfire chill out and star gazing


  • 8am - Family outdoor breakfast
  • 9.30 - Head to the lake for canoeing and stand up paddle boarding
  • 1pm - Bushcraft lunch on the lake shore
  • 3pm - Head back to The Forge
  • 4pm - Axe throwing competition!
  • 6pm - Bushcraft barbecue
  • 8pm - Storytelling around the campfire with Fiona Collins


  • 9am - Full Welsh fry up breakfast
  • 10am - Paddle across the Pontcysyllte World Heritage Site aqueduct
  • 2pm - Canal side picnic
  • 3pm - Say our goodbyes and depart

Escape to the forge

Book with us today to discover a unique glamping experience in a beautiful, undiscovered part of North Wales. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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