Have you ever wondered how a bird makes a nest? Or how to bend willow into beautiful shapes? Perhaps you just questioned how invertebrates survive at the bottom of a pond?
Our very popular Junior Rangers sessions run one day each season during school holidays. Taking inspiration from the season the children are encouraged to get creative and to venture outside to learn about the natural world first hand. Sessions are usually held at The Yorkshire Arboretum in conjunction with their Education team and are aimed at children aged 4 to 11. Activities have included making willow wreaths, yule logs and Christmas cards, a nest building challenge, Easter egg hunt and spring story trail, pond dipping, adaptations game, mini-beast hunting and butterfly mobiles. Children need to be accompanied by an adult, but most adults become engrossed in being creative themselves! The children enjoy the mixture of indoor and outdoor learning and the opportunity to get to know each other in an informal out-of-school setting.
Details of our next session and how to book your place are available below:
Junior Rangers Club Booking Information February 2020
Our next sessions are planned for:
Easter – Thursday 16th April at Hovingham Village Hall, please email for booking form
May half term 2020 date, location and theme to be confirmed
October half term 2020 date, location and theme to be confirmed
Please keep an eye here for updates on dates and session details.
If you can’t wait for our next Junior Rangers session, here are some attractions where you can enjoy family events and activities in the Howardian Hills: