You’ve watched him bounding through the wilderness and snacking on insects on TV – now the famous adventurer is giving children a chance to try his spine-tingling survival challenges for themselves.

Bear and his team of tough-guy experts have designed a special course, in partnership with activities provider Fit For Sport, to teach kids real-life survival techniques.

Family Traveller went along to watch the little adventurers in action. With mud-smeared faces, they wriggled under camouflage netting, practised fending off grizzlies, and shrieked with delight as Bear demonstrated (with a twig) how to disarm and eat a scorpion.

GET INVOLVED:

Even if your children don’t have a lot of opportunities for eating scorpions or making campfires in their everyday lives, Bear’s Survival Academy has a lot to offer. It’s a great way for kids to get out there, make friends and fall in love with adventure.

Day-long courses will be running throughout the summer, in various locations across London and the Home Counties, and are perfect for children aged 8–12.

When: Various dates throughout the summer, until 29 August 2014. Day courses run 9.30am – 3.30pm

Where: Numerous locations in London, Kent, Surrey, Berkshire, Essex and Plymouth

Price: From £80 per day

More info: Find out more at Bear Grylls Survival Academy. For course dates and locations, and to book a place, visit fitforsport.co.uk or call 0845 456 3233.