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Historic house hosts woodland adventures for young visitors

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: March 05, 2014

  • STICKY SITUATION: Children having fun eating marshmallows toasted over a campfire, aided by National Trust senior ranger Jamie Lang.

  • National trust volunteer Kevin Gamm taught these two boys how to make bows and arrows from wood in the forest and then how to use them. Pic by Paul Hamlyn.

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Children took part in bushcraft activities at a grand house near Saltash over the half-term break.

Kids enjoying a break from their school classrooms visited Cotehele House for some fun outdoor activities from February 17 to 21.

The award-winning National Trust property had a range of bushcraft activities including campfires, wild art and making bug houses.

Jamie Lang, ranger at Cotehele House, said: "We planned a different activity every day.

"We gathered in our marquee and had lots of creative fun, and learnt a few skills too."

The theme was '50 Things To Do Before You Are 11¾."

National Trust volunteer Kevin Gamm taught two boys how to make bows and arrows from wood found in the forest and then how to use them, and the children learnt how to build a campfire with the help of other volunteers.

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