Hands on days that will keep the whole family entertained (don’t tell the kids, but they might learn some pretty cool stuff too). Hunt for wildlife (prizes for the best spots), forage for wild snacks, build campfires, pick-up bushcraft skills and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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Key Features

  • Hand-on, fun and interactive - keeping kids engaged
  • Shhh…. Learn stuff including cool bush craft skills
  • Build appreciation of nature, wildlife, seasonality
  • See otters, eagles, deer, seals and rare plants
  • Forage for wild snacks
  • Prizes for spotting wildlife
  • Safe, traditional fire building
  • A patient, engaging and knowledgeable guide

Prices

£240 for a family of up to 4 (additional adults £40ph)

These hands-on days have been developed through years of working with, and learning from, families. We’re thrilled to get consistently positive feedback from parents – and most importantly kids - that ‘we’ve had the best day EVER!’

Not only will your kids (and you) have a lot of laughs, try some things you’d never imagined doing – or eating – you’ll learn stuff too (maybe don’t tell the kids that bit). Plus, with the kids engrossed in fire lighting, and foraging, you’ll have time to take in the stunning surroundings, incredible and diverse wildlife and watch them experiencing many things for the first time. 

Your patient guide has ‘the knack’ of sharing his vast skills and years of knowledge and experience in a way that kids (and grown-ups) find fascinating, whether it’s walking in the footprints of dinosaurs, or tackling he Viking invaders, Mitch brings the stories in the landscape to life.

Through the glen and across the croft you’ll forage for plants, herbs and berries, while keeping your eyes peeled for eagles, deer and rare plants while collecting firewood. Down at the shore you’ll set up a mini camp, seek out edible seaweeds and shellfish to cook on the campfire you’ve built, while keeping watch for the elusive otter and occasional seal. At the end of the day spotting lists are tallied up and prizes awarded.

Need to know

  • 9.00am rendezvous Portree (other locations if more suitable and by prior arrangement only)
  • Guests can follow Skye Ghillie in their own vehicle or Land Rover transport is available up to x 6 persons from meeting point
  • All abilities welcome
  • Fly fishing not suitable for children under 8
  • Water (from fresh streams) and tea / coffee provided
  • Bring your own packed lunch and snacks
  • Correct outdoor clothing required
  • Skye Ghillie has public liability insurance but guests are advised to ensure they have adequate insurance
  • 5.00pm approx. clients returned to meeting point

Should your family prefer to focus on a specific activity Fishing, Foraging or a Wild Walk) please see the relevant activities page. When accompanied by parents paying standard rates for that activity kids (under 16) rates will be as below:

  • Foraging and Wild Walks children go free
  • Fishing £50 per child
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