How to build a campfire

Age 6+

Activity Type

outdoor play

Activity Season

spring summer autumn

Activity Key Stage

Key Stage 2

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Build a campfire activity

Follow our step by step guide to building your own campfire!

Building a campfire is an exciting adventure. And it's the perfect place to tell spooky stories and toast marshmallows.

  • Collect materials from the woodland floor – look for dry sticks, grass and leaves
  • Build your fire slowly - use small twigs first, then larger ones


Stay safe

Always ask the landowner’s permission before starting a campfire. The Woodland Trust does not allow fires in its woods.

Ask a grown-up to help.

Build your fire away from trees and bushes. Don't make it too big.

Remember to put your campfire out properly before you head home.

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