Bear Grylls Survival Academy



Adult, Family, Wild Camp and Team Building survival courses

Outdoor Adventure

Primal Survival Family Adventure Course

The family course is designed to inspire fathers, sons, mothers and daughters alike. The 24-hour outdoor adventure will be delivered by a range of Bear’s hand-picked instructors teaching a range of techniques.

This course is limited to 16 students (eight pairs).

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Teaching life-saving skills

Primal Survival Course

The Adult Primal Survival course is an intense 24-hour survival experience teaching life-saving skills and attitudes such as resourcefulness and calm under pressure. Students have no tent, and limited water and food rations so the pressure is on to source food and water locally from streams and pools. This course is limited to 16 adult participants, who must be physically fit and active.

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18 Hour Course

Wild Camp Survival

You’ll learn to catch what you eat by identifying animal runs and laying traps, handling and preparing wild game such as fish and rabbits, and foraging for edible food. By night, using astro navigation techniques and employing night vision goggles, you’ll make your way through the unforgiving woodland terrain, developing your skills in the art of wilderness stalking while learning how to protect yourself from attack.
This course is limited to 16 adult participants, who must be physically fit and active.

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Team Building

If you are looking for a unique outdoor survival experience for your team, your family or friends then please get in touch to collaborate with us and the Bear Grylls Survival Academy to design an event to satisfy your needs and interests.

Together, we can curate the perfect mixture of adventure, exploration, discovery, learning and excitement. With plenty of outdoor space here on the estate we can offer fun team building days undertaking a range of survival themed challenges, we'll combine them in a package tailored just for your group.

Activities Menu

16 spaces per course

The 2019 Course Dates

24hr Family Course Dates24hr Adult Course Dates 18hr Wild Camp Survival Course Dates
27th - 28th April - Fully Booked23rd - 24th March18th - 19th May - Fully Booked
4th - 5th May - Fully Booked28th - 29th September6th - 7th July - Fully Booked
22nd - 23rd June - Fully Booked14th - 15th September
13th - 14th July - Fully Booked12th - 13th October
3rd - 4th August - Fully Booked
8th - 9th August
10th - 11th August
17th - 18th August
24th - 25th August

16 spaces per course

The 2020 Course Dates

24hr Family Course Dates24hr Adult Course Dates18hr Wild Camp Course Dates
25th - 26th April21st - 22nd March16th - 17th May
9th-10th May3rd - 4th October13th - 14th June
30th - 31st May27th - 28th March (2021)18th - 19th July
6th - 7th June12th - 13th September
11th - 12th July
1st - 2nd August
6th - 7th August (mid week)
8th - 9th August
15th - 16th August
20th - 21st August
22nd - 23rd August
24th - 25th April (2021)

Comment from

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'I am super excited our Survival Academy is running at Cowdray. The courses on the estate are designed to be both challenging and empowering. They require courage, determination, positivity and a 'never give up' attitude.

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