The Parks Trust Youth Explorers (11-14 year olds)

    Youth Explorers (11-14 years old)

    Youth Explorer Courses are for young people aged 11-14 years old to help them gain experience and valuable practical skills in various outdoor topics, including wildlife identification, bushcraft and conservation. We will tackle different skillsets and tasks each week, with practical applications to the wildlife of either Howe Park Wood or Linford Lakes Nature Reserve (depending on the course location), whilst having loads of fun and making friends with like-minded people in the process.

    Each group will meet for 2 hours every Tuesday night for 5 weeks. Youth Explorers costs just £25 for a 5-week course! Please note that while we keep the sessions dynamic there will be repeated activities if more than one course is attended.

    2022 Course Dates

    These courses will take place at Howe Park Wood. Please click on the link below to book. 

    Tuesdays 13th Sept to 11th Oct    16:30- 18:30

    2023 Course Dates
    These courses will also take place at Howe Park Wood, we are not currently taking bookings but please keep checking back for ticket sales to be released! 

    Tuesdays 25th April to 23rd May 17:00-19:00 
    Wednesdays 14th June to 12th July 17:00-19:00
    Tuesdays 12th September to 10th October 16:30-18:30

    For more information, please contact the Outdoor Learning Team at outdoorlearning@theparkstrust.com or 01908 255367. Please also make yourself familiar with our behaviour policy before registering.

    For more information on the Youth Groups that we offer, please view our Youth Group Guide. If you would like to view the risk assessments for the activities we run, you can view them here.


    • "I really liked learning to whittle and the shelter building was awesome.”

      Review from a previous Youth Explorer

    • “I enjoyed teamwork and building the fire.”

      Review from a previous Youth Explorer

    • “Youth Explorers was amazing!”

      Review from a previous Youth Explorer

    • I have something to look forward to and it’s fun because I can relate to other people here about mother nature.

      Review from a previous Youth Explorer

    • I don't feel like it could get any better!

      Review from a previous Youth Explorer

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