How to build a campfire
spring summer autumn
Activity Key Stage
Key Stage 2
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
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.