Den Building

Pick the perfect branches & construct your very own cosy den.


What could be more fun than building your very own cosy den to hide in?

Betteshanger’s woodland makes the perfect den building environment. Our instructor-led activity teaches people about the natural environment and utilises planning, problem solving, spacial awareness, creativity and leadership skills – it’s a true team endeavour.

Scavenge for building material in the woods, pick the perfect branches and cover them with protective leaves, ferns and moss. Test your finished shelter to see if it will survive the elements.

Den building is a great way to spend quality time together interacting with natural elements. It’s ideal for birthday parties, school groups, team building and group visits. Den-building can only be carried out with our qualified staff and must be booked in advance. We try to limit group sizes to 15.

We organise a number of activity days throughout the year, which include den building. Check out our events page for dates of the next sessions. Our school holiday club, Betteshanger Basecamp, also features den building as an activity.