Family Warrior Camp

Family Warrior Camp

Our 2018 Warrior Camp ran from Friday 22nd June to Sunday 24th June. It was a wonderful weekend and photos can be found here. We’ll be running Family warrior camps again so watch this space! 

Joint activities with your children are where very special memories are forged. Our Warrior Camps have been running for four years and so many adults have said ‘I would like to do that with my children‘ that we thought the time had come!

img_0874-webWe have designed these weekends for whole families, or a parent with one or two children and as you will be responsible for your children we have not set any age limits. (we ask for a maximum of two children per adult in your family group and you remain responsible for your child at all times during the weekend)

Family Warrior Camp is offering the challenges of Iron Age living but using some modern materials as well. Activities will include shelter building, open fire lighting and cooking, making rope bridges, simple raft building, working cooperatively, walking in the countryside and most importantly enjoying thirty six hours of your family working together towards a common goal.

If you would like to know more details please call the farm on 02392 598838 or email

Butser Warrior Camp

Equipment list

Make sure to bring the following items for each family member in your group to ensure you have an enjoyable experience!

  • Outdoor Warm Clothing (be prepared for cold weather as once sun gone down it can get chilly at the farm).
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Roll Mat
  • Walking boots or trainers (with comfortable hard wearing soles)no open toed shoes please.
  • Washing kit ((there are no showers on site, so toothbrush and paste, hairbrush,deodorant)
  • Towel
  • Woolly Hat (the nights may be cold!)
  • Sun Cream and Hat
  • Bite cream and anti midge spray – this course it based outside and the little mites can come out in the evening
  • spoon
  • mug
  • bowls (x2)
  • spare socks and underwear.
  • a spare set of dry clothes
  • torch


Food will be provided but will be basic and you will be cooking it! (we will also have tea and coffee – adults without a caffeine fix are difficult to motivate!)

Provisional Activities schedule (programme may be subject to change)


17:30 Arrival and check in. Tea and Biscuits

18:30 Briefing. Knots and Shelters. Shelter building

21:00 Dinner, Fire-lighting, Night Walk (optional) Outdoor Games (Hide and Seek, Stalk)

24:00 Hot Drinks, Bed


06:00 Briefing, Fire lighting – Cooking Fires Demonstration. Breakfast – Cereal, Porridge, Eggs and Bacon

09:00 Fire lighting – matches, axes, kindling, fire starting, knots, ovens

12:00 Lunch, move to pond site, raft building

15:00 Back to Butser Ancient Farm, Fire-lighting (sparks, hay) Preparing three course supper.

18:00 Supper, clearing up. Into the woods for ropes and bridging.

21:00 Outdoor Games (Hide and Seek, Kim’s Game, Stalk) Fire and social time, Ghost stories round the fire (optional)

24:00 Hot drinks, Bed


06:00 Prepare Fires, Cooking breakfast

09:00 Carving in Cuttlefish Bone, Smelting, Charcoal Making, Char Cloth Making

12:00 Omelette Competition and prize giving! Lunch (Sausages, beans and mash)

13:00 Clear up/ Debrief/ Crib Sheets

14:00 Depart

PLEASE NOTE: Programme may be subject to change

Butser Warrior Camp cooking

Dates and times –

Friday 22nd June to Sunday 24th June 

Arrival between 17:30 and 18:30  on Friday

Depart after Lunch on Sunday

Medical forms and food allergy forms will need to be completed to take part in our family warrior camp.

Cost: Our special introductory rate for one adult and one child families is £140 with each additional adult or child charged at  £60 each for the weekend. (There must be a minimum of one adult per two children and you remain responsible for your children at all times during the weekend)

This price includes all food, drink and accommodation as well as a jam packed schedule of activities from 17.30 on Friday night till after lunch time on Sunday.

Tutor: Keith Page MBE