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“Give a man a fish he will feed himself for a day, teach him how to fish and he will feed himself for a lifetime”
"We booked our stag group for a bespoke outdoor experience and were not disappointed. It's an amazing venue, we had some great activities and Craig and Tracy made sure we had everything we needed - including supporting us with lifts to/from Helmsley and being available throughout. Great communication prior and throughout - can't recommend enough."
"Thank you so much. The kids had THE best time ever"
"My children come to rugged kids on Saturdays and absolutely love it. Tracey is great with them and they enjoy the things they do. Craig and Tracey have a lovely set up here and they are still building it up to be even better xx"
"Me and my son booked in for a 24 hour course last weekend and had a fantastic time. We packed all kinds of activities into the day, including knife handling skills, fire building, axe throwing, making hiking sticks, archery, shelter making and blow darting, before camping for the night.
Craig and Tracey are both very knowledgeable and both me and my son learnt a lot. I would definitely recommend The Rugged Outdoors to any kids (or adults) with an interest in the outdoors"
"Kids had the best time went wild back to nature no internet no screen time and had the very very best time!!!!"
"Luan was super excited to receive this parcel from The Rugged Outdoors Because Luan has never really been interested in the typical boys toys and gadgets, he's quite hard to buy for at Xmas and birthdays. This year we decided to get him a 24hr survival night away - I managed to find Craig from The Rugged Outdoors on the internet and I'm so glad I did, he was so helpful and kind when deciding what Luan would get from this experience. Luan has loved every minute of it and has for sure learnt some excellent life skills. Thank you so much for the experience (and the t-shirt) we will be back."
"A massive thank you to the rugged outdoors for running my sons nerf battle party today. In his own words ‘it was the best party ever’ . Craig & Tracy made it so much fun, from the games right through to toasting marshmallows on the fire. Thank you!"
Laura Jayne Rooke
"Amazing afternoon for the whole family, from basic bushcraft skills like lighting fires and knot tying to Axe throwing, Archery, Bannock baking and Zombie Alarms. Wow what amazing people and set up. Will definitely be back, thank you Craig and Tracy"
October Woodland Playscheme
Join us at our 1st Woodland Playscheme from Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November.
Drop the kids off any time between 9:00am – 10:00am and pick them up again at 4:00pm.
We will have tons of woodland fun with loads of different activities and getting dressed up as zombies on Halloween.
Age: 6 years plus
Cost: £125.00 for the 5 days or £30 per day
There are only 20 places please contact us to book your place
We are pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted in the Rural Business Awards (North) in the Best Recreational or Outdoor Pursuits category so now its the long wait to see if we win or not but just proud of what we have achieved in such a short space of time and the best is yet to come.
The Rugged Outdoors is all about the Adventure, the experience and the fun, it is important to us to ensure that when our customers leave that they do so feeling like they are part of the Rugged Outdoors family.
This is our intro video which is the first in what will be many in the future showing the progress that we are making on our Viking Long House build. The kids and adults that are involved are really excited and any of the money that is donated will go towards the tools and resources that we will need to complete our project. If you want to donate any tools please get in touch we are trying to have a tool box for each child.
We still have some places left so get in touch if you are interested, we meet every other Saturday from noon - 2pm ish. We charge £7.50 per child.
We have cleared the site ready for the framework to go up and need some adults to help get the framework in place, if you are interested please get in touch
Here are our guiding principles/ethos that we work to and as you can see Family is right at the centre. We hope that in time more parents will attend sessions with their children for a total family experience immersing themselves in a stress free environment.
It is important to us that we try to instill the love of nature and the practice of give and take. Some of the activities that we run will require the children to learn the art of barter in the hope that they will see the need for people to give and take and to live harmoniously for the good of all.
Our gift certificates are available for purchase througout the year. The gift vouchers are redeemable on any of our goods in our store or for any of our courses throughout the year. The certificate will include the persons name and can include a message.
We would like to salute all those kids that love the outdoors and you can nominate your Rugged Kid of the whose photo and first name only will be posted here.
Our 4th nomination is Anya who is an absolute nut about the outdoors she has an amazing imagination and has a determination to overcome anything put in her way and loves to learn about anything outdoors.
We are constantly being asked for advice on equipment by our customers so have decided to dedicate a section on our recommendations and as we review more items we will set up a page. The reviews will be either editorial or videos dependant on time constraints.
Without doubt the question that we are asked most is "what kind of knife should we buy?" our answer is emphatically a Mora and dependant on how much they have to spend will depend on which one that we would suggest. However in general we would say start with the Mora Companion its light durable and will cost you around £13.99 plus P&P we are now able to supply these items.
The Mora Heavy Duty Companion Carbon knife is compact and lightweight with a length of just 225mm. It has a carbon steel, razor sharp blade which is 3.2mm thick making it excellent for batoning and more arduous work.
As always with a Morakniv the carbon is brilliant quality, it comes razor sharp out of the box.
Or you can go for the one that we use in all of our courses for our younger customers and that is the Mora safety knife it has a great grip and is really affordable at about £10.00
For our younger Bushcrafters there are two really good options and Mora sent Luke and Josh a Mora Rookie each to review and they are now on sale and cost £15.50
"He came home and said that was the best 2 days of my life" Gillian Bentley
"My daughter Chelsey came to do the Wand Making and absolutely loved it, her exact words were “I can’t wait to go back again that’s my favourite place” so a big thank you to the team we look forward to seeing you again for some more outdoor experiences. A visit here is highly recommended".
All of our courses take place on the beautiful North York Moors both outdoors and indoors.
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