About Survival School Bristol
Survival School Bristol was set
up in 2014 by Matt Lloyd to
provide a designated centre for
the people of Bristol and the
surrounding areas, and to
complement the courses run in
Devon, Staffordshire, Scotland
and overseas by Jonny Crockett
and Survival School Ltd.
All our public courses are run
from our woodland site in Tickenham, just south of Bristol, with easy access from J19 and 20 of the M5 and the centre of Bristol.
As well as our set courses, which can be found on the courses page, we can provide private bookings for a whole range of groups, individuals, businesses and organisations, such as schools, colleges, scouts, brownies, cadets, families, birthday parties, stag and hen and corporate events, you can either join us at the woods or we can arrange for us to bring the woods to you and use any suitable location you may have.
All Survival School - Bristol courses are run by Matt Lloyd alongside a dedicated team of bushcraft instructors, all our instructors are 1st Aid Trained in Remote Emergency Care / Mountain & Outdoor First Aid, have been DBS (formerly Criminal Records Bureau) checked, are Food Safety and Hygiene Certified to Level 2 and hold the Level 4 Bushcraft, Survival and Wilderness Living Skills Award.
The best way to learn is for you to get a hands on experience. That’s guaranteed at Survival School!
The subject of wilderness living has many levels and Survival School aims to initiate beginners and encourage them to continue to broaden their knowledge. The instructors have varied backgrounds, but they all have the same goals.
About Survival School Ltd
Survival School was set up in 1997 by Jonny
Crockett, to demonstrate survival skills and
to provide opportunities to learn and
practice those skills. For the five years
before that, Jonny had been teaching at
schools, to cadets and working with the
military. Things have changed since those
small beginnings and well over 25,000
people have attended courses with our
instructors, who have decade upon decade of bushcraft and survival teaching experience between them with knowledge from the Arctic to the jungle and many environments in between.
Add to that the groups who have attended presentations and lectures and who knows how many people have been involved with our schools. Add to that the thousands of customers at our shop and that makes Survival School a market leader!
Our instructors are in such demand that their services are requested by other organisations and schools in the UK. Praise indeed for Survival School and the quality of its instructors!
Survival School wants you to have fun learning what few people in the 21st Century will learn. Anything is possible with the right blend of knowledge, skill and experience. The missing ingredients for our courses are you and your enthusiasm.
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Matt was an excellent instructor who led the group well throughout the day with consideration to the pace of the learning and what we actually did. He is a very personable sort of guy who quickly established a warm rapport with us and without doubt was extremely knowledgable about his subject which he taught with confidence and passion. He even had to contend with a biblical style downpour right in the middle of the day! He took it all in his stride and continued to motivate and interest us with a wide scope of topics that I had given him for the group to get stuck into. I will definitely recommend him to others and will try and organise another day with him later in the year.