Bring your children out to the wonderful wilds of Strathfarrar and let us entertain them for the day while you relax. Either do a restful nothing, head out to the hills for a walk, or perhaps make a basket, or bake some bread in our outdoor oven. Staff will provide opportunities to keep your hands busy while your mind wanders.
We will offer a range of engaging activities for your children – building, exploring, looking after our animals, wild foraging and more. At the end of the day we can all gather round the fire and tell stories of our adventures – or day dreams!
This year we will be doing basket weaving, natural wool dyeing (using foraged plants), felting, turf building, nature walks, drama, as well as making your own firestick. We will do many of these activities during the day session (we divide up into a young children’s group, an older children’s group and an optional adults group). The sessions run between 10am and 3pm. From 3pm to 5pm we ask you to get back together as a family and thats a great time to carry on these activities together, relax or take a walk. During the evening one family will take the lead assisting with cooking and cleaning up and there will be more activities during the evening. The camp as a whole is run in a relaxed and informal way, so if there’s something you want to do, all you need to do is ask.
In 2018 we completed a three year project to build our inspirational bothy accommodation. Designed, built and installed by Northwoods Construction from Ullapool, the six steel clad bothies each have three double bunks in and offer a beautifully built simple shelter for your stay. The word ‘bothy’ comes from the Gaelic, and the bothan airigh – the shieling hut – is the start of the story of these buildings. The ‘tin’ bothies, houses, schools and churches around the Highlands of Scotland were also a big inspiration for our new accommodation. Bringing this story into the present and future, our bothies feature a huge south facing window for solar gain heating, local timber and a high quality finish. We hope you will enjoy them as much as we do!
You can see a time-lapse video of the buildings being built here, and you can read more about the project in MORE menu at the top right of this page. When you click on the Book Now button below you can book, pay and download the equipment list, and look at the FAQs
In 2020 we will be running two camps, the first will be between Sunday to Friday 26th to 31st July, this will be in the medium of Gaelic. We will have a very special guest tutor – Michael Newton. Our second camp, Sunday to Friday 2nd to 7th August will be in English. The cost is £900 per cabin, which can accommodate 6, so thats just £150 per person for a full week of wonderful activities and food.
Thanks again for the Family hol, it came at just the right time for us, it was really refreshing to be in such an environment with like-minded folk. We have been inspired to make changes to how we live and eat and hope to start keeping chickens/ducks.” – Family camp visitor 2018.