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you can meet and learn from Les Stroud, host of Discovery Channel’s Survivorman, the SAS legend John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman

When: 2-4 June 2012
Where: Elvaston Castle & Country Park, Derbyshire

The Bushcraft Show is set to entertain families from around the UK and abroad with a celebration of all things Bushcraft over the Royal Jubilee Weekend. Whether you’re a bushcraft enthusiast, or simply wanting to learn more about this fascinating topic, there is something for everyone!

At The Bushcraft Show you can meet and learn from Les Stroud, host of Discovery Channel’s Survivorman, the SAS legend John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman author of worldwide bestseller The SAS Survival Handbook and Tracking Expert - Perry McGee, son of the late Eddie McGee. Watch Swedish Mastersmiths from Gränsfors Bruks at work and try your hand at Forging and skills such as Open Canoeing, Foraging, Archery, Axe Throwing, Campfire Cookery, Tracking, Firelighting, Horse Riding, and Photography. See a host of Trade Stands, Bushcraft Demonstrations, Specialist Instructors, Expert Speakers and so much more...

With only three days to try all the activities at the show, it is set to be a fun-filled weekend full of adventure and discovery. You will be able to track animals in the woodland and find their prints and signs, learn about all types of plants and wildlife with one of the many bushcraft and wildlife experts, see a wonder of nature as a Land Rover is pulled by just a grass rope! There are activities running throughout the whole weekend and with most of them included in the price of your ticket it really is great value for money.

How would you like to meet an African Vulture with an 11ft wingspan? See Owls, Falcons, Hawks, Eagles and this magnificent Vulture fly through the sky at The Bushcraft Show 2012, from the country’s leading and largest mobile Falconry display team.

Younger visitors will also be able to get involved with outdoor pursuits such as archery, canoeing, woodland games, firelighting, knife skills workshops, shelter building, woodland crafts such as spoon carving and basket making, plus have-a-go on our catapult range.

For the adults, to finish off a busy day, local brewers, Tollgate Brewery is already brewing a tasty Bushcraft Beer and a variety of 'Woodland Beers' to tantalise your tastebuds. Tollgate Brewery produces craft beer and ale in the traditional manner - by hand with the finest ingredients, using English malts and a variety of hops from around the world. The show encourages local companies to get involved with the event to offer visitors to the area an opportunity to enjoy the taste of Derbyshire. Friar Tuck catering company will be providing delicious food throughout the weekend from barbequed corn on the cob with chilli butter to a tender buffalo burger.

Simon Ellar, Director of The Bushcraft Show said: “We are getting closer to the event now and the timetable is really exciting. We specifically placed the show during the half-term week to open up the event to families, as a father of four myself we have aimed to offer as many childrens activities as possible. Interest in bushcraft is growing fast, it is so much fun and if you can start from an early age, it only gets better!”

“Relocating the show from the Lake District to Elvaston Castle & Country Park, Derbyshire has proved a great asset to the show”, says event organiser Simon Ellar. “Being located in the Midlands, the show is now more accessible, by air road and rail, not too far from Derby and surrounded by many counties it makes it easier for visitors to travel to from around the country and Europe to get to the show.”

Elvaston Castle & Country Park is the perfect location for the Show with a nice big showground that is dry and level providing the perfect setting for the social area, classrooms, demonstrations, trade stands and field camping. Woodland areas bordering the showground provide woodland camping and the stage for woodland-based activities. The park has a Bridleway, Foot Paths, Cycle Routes and a super Nature Reserve with 6 Bird Hides, a Wetland Area, a Reed bed, Heronry, Butterfly Area, Dragonfly Area, Reptile Basking Area, Newt Pond and much more. You will of course see a wide variety of flora and fauna. The lake, not normally available for public access, will be available to us throughout the weekend.

Information about The Bushcraft Show – including: timetables, tickets, courses, catering, the full entertainment programme; and the all-important information about the wonderful new location – is available at: or by calling 0333 4567 123 (option 0)



Editors / journalist promoting the show prior to the event can offer readers of their publication/ visitors to their website, facebook page etc. a 10% discount on tickets to The Bushcraft Show 2012. The promotion should include the website where we have set up a discount code of TBSPR12, you should quote this in your promotion so that your readers can benefit from this great offer that ‘you’ have arranged on their behalf.

Notes to Editors/ Journalists:

1. FREE Press Pass available to all journalists who wish to attend the event and run a post show review, online or in print that includes the web address -

2. For more information visit call 0333 4567 1234 (option 0)

3. The Bushcraft Show is run by Bushcraft & Survival Skills Magazine

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