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Feral Fathers, Primitive Progeny 2023

Wild woodland weekend: dads, sons & daughters

Mentored by Chris PackeMentor summary: Wild guide
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Chris Packe
Location address: Scaynes Hill, RH17 7NP
Chosen age group:

For ages: 8 - 18+ years

Available tickets:
Standard £250Concession £50
Next date: Friday 12th May,

A summary

***FULLY BOOKED*** PLEASE DO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST THOUGH - I KEEP A WAITING LIST, MAY CREATE AN EXTRA DATE, AND CAN GIVE YOU ADVANCED WARNING FOR 2024 This is a single event that runs over one whole weekend, from 5pm Friday 12 May to 4pm Sunday 14 May 2023. It's a third version of Feral Fathers. There is the one with just Sons, the one with just Daughters, and this one can have Either or Both, because sometimes there's not reason to divided up that way. Make a den with your dad. Sleep in the den with your dad... Make fire. Make a fire outside your den. Use sharp knives next to the fire outside your den. Hunt your dad in the night. Make traps. Get messy. Play games. All of it, with your dad (or uncle, godfather etc). This weekend packs in everything dads and and their kids really want to do with each other, but often don't get the chance or the excuse. In a beautiful piece of woodland and in a lively village atmosphere, we blend bushcraft, survival and the art of mucki...

Chris Packe·Wild guide
I am a Feral Father with a Dangerous Daughter and a Savage Son. I have also been a bushcraft instructor since 2015 (for 15 years I was an investment banker in London), and I am also a qualified mountain leader. One of my favourite things to do is to get groups of fathers and their children out together for exuberant weekends. I am also engaged in mentoring in various ways, as well as coaching and guiding, both adults and children. I have convened a consistent men's fire circle in the woods since 2015, I own a woodland where I carry out small scale forestry / conservation projects, and I'm also involved in performing sketch comedy. I have done writing, cartooning... even rap songs. I have taken myself out on a great deal of mountain, woodland and river adventures - love it. I simply love getting families out into nature, helping them equip themselves for their own adventures and realise / remember what fun there is to be had together outdoors.

Some testimonials

Plenty of feedback from years of Feral Fathers weekends... take your pick! My daughter and I had a magical time creating lifetime memories and bonding on a level I am not sure it is really possible to do in our everyday lives. It feels like we were away for a week, it was quite strange re-entering civilisation. You strike a wonderful balance between creating a hugely exciting and mind broadening experience for the children (and Dads) whilst also giving them an education on some genuine life skills. Never again will I tell Ellie to be careful with a sharp knife in the kitchen! David, 2022 There are now furious debates in my house between my children as to who gets to go next year! Deri, 2022 My son asked me on the first evening when we were going to bed - "Can we do this again next year?" - we had only been there 4 hours. And on the Sunday evening he was wolf howling in his sleep. It was one of the best times he's ever had, and talks about it often, many months later - highly recomme...

Learning aims

All come away with greater appreciation of the traditional bushcraft skills of shelter building, fire making and knife work, and the heightened awareness these skills bring.

Other things I offer

These are the other programmes and events I run, which can all be found here on eequ: Adventurous programmes for teenagers and nearly-teenagers: Wolf Pack for Girls (aged 13-16 / Year 9 - 11) Wolf Pack for Boys (aged 13-16 / Year 9 - 11) Call to Adventure for Boys (aged 11-13 / Year 8 & 9) Wolf Pack All-Stars (5-day mountain expedition for Wolf Pack graduates) Lively woodland camps: Feral Fathers (dads and sons, or dads and daughters, or dads and both) Outlaws (4 day summer camp for boys & girls aged 11-14 / Year 7 - 9) Woodland archery: 5-hour immersive sessions for private groups on request

What's provided





Enhanced DBS

Risk Assessment

Public Liability Insurance

First Aid Training

First Aid Kit

Please note

Please note, it is the responsibility of the booker to satisfy themselves about the adequacy of the safety measures. This platform is merely an introducer and does not verify the items listed here.

we'll be

Freshfield Lane, Scaynes Hill, England, RH17 7NP

Pricing information

Ticket: Standard £250Ticket description: Fathers pay £250 Children pay £50 each Please select all attendees at checkout and then tick the 'Concession' box next to each child's name.
Ticket: Concession £50

Pricing information


My experience consists of a leisure activity, on a specific date(s), and therefore the 14-day ‘cooling off period’ under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 does not apply.

This tends to be a very popular event which books up early. Other inquirers are then kept on a wait list. However, cancellations cause problems, because people generally book their summer activities early, and if participants drop out, the place cannot usually not be filled. Therefore, no refunds can be offered for cancellations after January 31st, unless the place is successfully filled, in which case there will be a refund of the price minus £50. If a participant has to cancel and is not able to get a refund, then I will offer a 25% discount for a return booking the next year.


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