There’s nothing like the taste of food cooked on an open fire.

If you want to try cooking a lunch with a difference, or simply want to spend time with friends around a fire, this is the experience for you.

On our Campfire Cooking day, you will prepare and cook three dishes on your self built campfire – with some extra snacks along the way. We’ll guide you through every step, so don’t worry if you’ve never made a fire before, or if you can’t cook beans on toast. You’ll be able to sample some food that’s been grown on site at Stott’s Nursery and learn about different ways of building your own fire, before mastering the art of cooking on embers.


Combining elements of bushcraft and foraging, our Campfire Cooking day is an excellent introduction to the rural life. We’ll be combining elements of prehistoric cooking techniques with modern tips and tricks to help you discover a wide variety of back-to-basics cooking skills.

Here’s a taste of what kind of dishes you can expect to try:

Charred Asian-style Mackerel

Smoky Garlic and Chilli King Prawns

Butterflied Chicken in Local Cider

Slow-cooked Ember Pulled Pork

Spicy Chicken Wings

Charcoal Aubergines, Charred Red Peppers and Crispy Skillet Potatoes

Flamed Peaches with Mascarpone and Basil

Our Campfire Cooking day starts at 09:30 and finishes at around 16:00. Make sure you wear old clothes, because they will get dirty and smoky.  So that we can get through everything, the day is run with participants preparing and cooking their food in pairs. Please note that this experience is subject to a minimum of 4 attendees. Take a look at our FAQs for more info.

Click here to see available dates and to book your place

Length: 6-7 hours

Price: £55 per person/£99 per couple