Outdoor Learning in Snowdonia with Second Nature

Second Nature now offers bushcraft in Snowdonia, for adults and children. 

Come and develop your forest, field and wilderness skills. 

Book a place on a bat walk. Talk to the owls. Find out how to track animals.

Discover the names of trees and birds. Throw a bushcraft birthday party.

Take part in the John Muir Awards scheme with your family, school or youth group.

And combine it all with a stay in the National Park.

About us

Second Nature was founded in 2003 by outdoor educator Nicky Fish following careers in this field with the RSPB, the Wildlife Trust, the National Trust and for the Forestry Commission in Wales working in several of the National Parks including the Pembrokeshire Coastal Park, the Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia as well as the New Forest and the South Downs National Park.

With many strings to her bow and now back in the Snowdonian National Park Second Nature offers yurt stays in the most stunning woodland setting in order to continue to connect people with nature and share her passion and knowledge of the surrounding wildlife and countryside.

Our Services

Courses in bushcraft available and a wide range of nature connection activities at this base, at campsites around Betws Y Coed area and at the Conwy Forest Falls site as well as online workshops and tutorials in outdoor learning for teachers, outdoor educators and anyone interested in the subjects which include:

  • Animal Tracks & Signs
  • The John Muir Award
  • Wildlife gardening & Greening School Grounds
  • Truffle hunting and Truffle Don training
  • As much of our native wildlife appears after dusk Second Nature regularly run wild nights out to discover bats , owls and more. To ensure you get a hands on experience with owls and birds of prey Nicky partners with local Falconers around Snowdonia.
  • 18th June 8pm is the next Wild Night Out in partnership with Wolves of the Sky at the Conwy Forest Falls.

Kids bushcraft parties are available in duel locations in Sussex and Snowdonia.

Tom Gerber hosts parties at Stanmer Park in the South Downs NP at the Plot for Second Nature continuing this very popular event run by Nicky there for many years.

Parties as before are 2 hrs at weekends throughout the year £225 for 15 guest.

Activities include stealth and camouflage games, fire skills, den building, marshmallow toasting and all the usual fun and adventures.

Bat walks

Bush craft

Bird of prey

animal tracking

Wildlife walks


Kids birthday parties


Yurt accommodation

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