Junior Rangers

Junior Rangers involves learning and discovery that’s in tune with nature and the great outdoors. Participants will take part in fun outdoor activities in our local parks and woodland.

Open to children in year groups 5, 6 and 7, Junior Rangers aims to promote new skills, confidence, self-esteem and team building and these sessions are being run free of charge.

The woodland and outdoor environment is central to the activities which include looking at the changing seasons and the smells, textures and sounds of nature.

You can book a place for your child on our website here.

Each session is limited to 8 participants. Our Forest School Leaders are trained in first aid and have attained a Level Three Forest Schools leader course.

Available sessions

We are hosting two Easter sessions at Vicar Water Country Park and Sconce and Devon Park that focus on arts and nature, during which the children will get to create sculptures and dream catchers using materials found in nature, create their own art pieces using materials around the park, learn about birds including how to spot and identify them, and more! The session are being held at:

  • Sconce and Devon Park on April 4, 2pm – 3.30pm
  • Vicar Water Country Park on April 9, 2pm – 3.30pm

What to bring

What to wear?

  • dress for the weather!
  • old, comfortable clothing
  • waterproof jacket if needed
  • long sleeved top and trousers
  • waterproof trousers if needed
  • comfortable shoes or trainers
  • wellington boots
  • hat (either woolly or sun, depending on the weather!)

What else is needed?

  • bottle filled with drinking water
  • any medication or environment protection products you require

What not to bring

  • money
  • mobile phones
  • valuables of any kind
  • knives or personal tools

The Junior Ranger leader will bring a mobile phone, consent forms, contact details and any medical forms, bin bags, water for washing hands and also for fire safety and a first aid kit.

Nature-inspired activities for kids

Here’s a round-up of some great resources for curious kids to try at home. Help inspire an interest in nature and a commitment to looking after our planet.