Wild food foraging, medicine making, building coracles, picking fungi and teaching survival skills all year long. Join our award winning courses...


Winner of 2 Best Of Awards 
Best Food Foraging Education Provider - South England

Best Forager's Retreat 

The Wild Side of Life is an ethical business.
Through our work in the past year we have proudly supported:

The Childline Ball 2016
Carfest South - BBC Children in Need 2016
Toolbuzz Travelling Museum Project
Bath & North-East Somerset (B&NES) Carers Centre
Festival of Learning 2016 
SCAN - Swindon Climate Action Network


Whether you are looking to learn new life skills or just to have some fun, we have activities to suit people of all ages and can deliver a unique memorable experience for team building days and stag and hen parties too. The Wild Side of Life's foraging courses are recommended by BBC Countryfile Magazine (UK Top 10 Foraging Courses).
  • Gourmet mushroom courses
  • Wild food foraging
  • Herbal medicine workshops
  • Family bushcraft weekends
  • Greenwood crafts
  • Coracle building
  • Primitive metalsmithing
  • Skills for self-reliance
  • Team building, stag & hen days and more!


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Our caring, experienced instructors will make your learning experience as rich and fun as possible and it is our mission to make sure that you enjoy your time with us.  Visit our site often for updates, and check out the blog and courses too!





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