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Primitive Skills Family Weekend

Family Primitive Skills Weekend (age 5+, youngers welcome with parental/guardian support) at the stunning Irish National Heritage Park, Co. Wexford, Sat 19th & Sun 20th Aug. Make heritage crafts & sleep in the parks Viking Settlement!

WHO: Hosted by Steven Dirven of Wildering Winds, Holland & Ciara Hinksman of EarthForce Education.

WHAT: Traditional crafts include building a reed shelter; spoon burning; fire-by-friction; cooking over the fire and child-led forest school activities for children to weave in and out of the adult program.

Parents and children will be fully engaged in the primitive skills elements of our weekend community and we will sit by the fire at night storytelling and bring your instruments! Sleeping at the Park is extra €25 pp/pn.

Click here for ONLINE BOOKING FORM and more information.

WHEN: 19th and 20th August, 2017. From 10am Sat morning until 3pm, Sunday afternoon.

WHERE: We will be based at the Secret Forest School Woodland at the stunning grounds of the Irish National Heritage Park in Co. Wexford.

PRICE: INTRODUCTORY OFFER: Price per Adult €75.00, per Child €45.00!

Family Tickets are: €230.00 for immediate family of FOUR, Two Adults/two children… €35.00 for every additional child.

ACCOMMODATION: For an extra €25 pp/pn The Irish National Heritage Park has offered us the use of the Viking Settlement by the river. The accommodation is bunk-style in two shelters - a covered Viking Boat house and Viking Homestead. Bunks will be provided. Bring your own sleeping bag/mat etc. No tenting available.


We will make a big pot of soup together (ingredients will be gluten, yeast and dairy free and will be provided) on Saturday. Porridge and toast will be provided on Sunday morning.

Biscuits, teas and coffee, nut milk provided.

POT LUCK….You are invited to bring a dish to share as a community for lunches and dinner.. Bring-a-dish can include salads, bread and cheese, pastas, vegetables to roast on the fire, corn on the cob, dips and chips, bread, deserts, etc. Think of things that don’t need to be refrigerated, avoid meat.

You can bring extra food for your own use and do bring lots of snacks.


Payment details below:

Once you have paid your place is confirmed. To know who has paid it’s necessary to reference your name with your PayPal or bank transfer.

By Online Bank Transfer, please make sure you reference your Family name:

IBAN: IE45 BOFI 9006 9048 6322 77
Sort code: 90 06 90 Account number: 48632277
Account Name: Earth Force Education

By PayPal:
To pay by credit/debit card or PayPal is more convenient for some people and it incurs a small fee per transaction +3.4% plus €0.35.

Prices below INCLUDES one nights accommodation at the INHP at the special rate of €25 per person.

Simply use the appropriate PayPal link below:

For one Adult and One child & one nights accommodation (€75 + €45 + €50 acom.): paypal.me/EarthForceEducation/177.00

For one Adult and Two kids & one nights accommodation (€75 + €90 + €75 acom.): paypal.me/EarthForceEducation/249.00

For two Adults and one child & one nights accommodation (€150 + €45 + €75 acom.): paypal.me/EarthForceEducation/279.00

Special Offer for Family of Four €230 plus one nights accommodation (two adults and two children €230 + €100 acom.): paypal.me/EarthForceEducation/342.00 *

* For an additional child & one nights accommodation on Family of 4 Ticket Special Offer (€35 + €25 acom.):

If you want to stay the Friday night before on the 18th please book directly with the Irish National Heritage Park +353 (0)53 9120733 and tell them it is part of the Primitive Skills for Families course and to charge you the special rate or €25 p/p.

We are likely to be out in the woods during the summer and not online most days, so please take this as confirmation your place has been properly booked and is duly noted and you are able to go ahead and make payment to confirm your place. I will be in touch to confirm your spot in due course.

If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact Ciara at [email protected] or 0863199515.

See you all soon!

Ciara and Steven

Course Details

  • Start Date: 2017-08-19
  • Start Time: 10:00
  • End Date: 2017-08-20
  • End Time: 03:00
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      • Adult: €75.00 Introductory offer
      • Child: €45 Introductory offer
      • Family of four special offer: €230, extra siblings: €35
    • Plus €25 per person to sleep at the Viking settlement in the Irish National Heritage Park