PER PERSON (min 1 adult & 1 child)

24 Hours

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Course Information

A combination of survival skills and adventure tasks that will put families to the test

"As a father of three young boys I love sharing my survival techniques and going on family adventures together. It is not only exciting and fun but teaches them useful life and outdoor skills and what it really means to be able to look after yourself when the chips are down"
Bear Grylls
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Designed to inspire fathers and sons, mothers and daughters alike, this 24-hour outdoor adventure has been created by Bear Grylls and his close team of experts, and is delivered by a range of hand-picked instructors in the Brecon Beacons each with challenges of woodland, gorges and white water. In parent and child teams, you’ll learn Bear’s famous survival techniques: how to build and light a fire, how to navigate at night, water purification, building a shelter, extreme weather survival river crossings and a waterfall jump to test your nerve. You will be taught the most effective and safe ways to use a knife for survival. On day two, you’ll put these skills into action, following Bear’s ethos of self-rescue, by crossing difficult terrain back to civilisation. It’s an opportunity to bring your family together through a truly memorable and fun experience.

Here is a list of skills and activities you will undertake during your course:

  • Dynamic river runs
  • Emergency shelter builds
  • Navigate harsh terrain by day and night
  • Rope skills – crossing difficult terrain
  • Survival knife skills and fire lighting
  • Foraging for food, setting snares & traps
  • Dynamic self rescue techniques
  • Waterfall jump
  • Emergency water rescue techniques
  • White water gorge walk
  • Gorge tyrolean
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Preparation is Key!

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Sourcing water for purification

  • Each course runs from Saturday midday to Sunday midday.
  • Minimum of 1 adult and 1 child (age 8 - 17yrs) per booking
  • All meals, selected kit and accommodation are provided during the course.
  • On successful completion of the course, participants will receive a Bear Grylls Survival Academy badge, beanie and certificate.
  • Follow up your white water experience with earning your stripes on the Primal Survival and Military Survival Family courses!

Please note: all activities are weather dependent.


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Brecon Beacons, South Wales

Close to Pen y Fan (the highest mountain in South Wales), this area of woodland, which sports fast rivers, gorges and rock faces, creates the ideal terrain for a challenging experience. The landscape is super tough, with water obstacles and high difficult ground being a key part of the challenge.

These items will all help you to survive! Please note, all of the clothing and equipment that you bring must be appropriate to the environment and the time of year. This is just a guide and you may not require all the kit. Your instructors will let you know what to take out into the wilderness on arrival-any extra kit can be secured at base camp.

…and don't forget a bag full of positive attitude!