Young rangers club at half term

Brockhampton Estate Young Rangers

Young Rangers club is for children who enjoy challenges, learning new skills and having adventures in the woods with sticks, water and mud.

Get outdoors and closer to nature on Wednesday 25 October at Brockhampton Young Rangers club. Learn more about nature, wildlife and practical competence with our skills-based club. Designed for children who aspire to spend more time in the outdoors, the day will focus on different activities, drawing upon bushcraft, fieldcraft and nature awareness.

A day of challenges, skills and adventures for children who love messing about in the woods with sticks, water, mud and fires. The group will be able to move from Brockhampton manor house to explore the extensive woodlands including our adventurous Grove Pool and hidden hut deep in the woods.

Young Rangers club hut at the Grove Pool
Young Rangers club hut at the Grove Pool

Young Rangers will also be shown how we manage our woodlands for trees and wildlife, which is a large part of our conservation work at Brockhampton Estate.

Brockhampton Estate Young Rangers
Brockhampton Estate Young Rangers

Important information;


When is it and who can join?

Young Rangers runs from 10.30 to 15.00 each day. The club is open to all children from the age of six to fifteen, although children under the age of eight must be accompanied by an adult.

What do Young Rangers do?

Brockhampton Young Rangers club has an action packed programme of activities taking place. This skills-based course is an introduction to practical competence in the outdoors. It is designed for children who aspire to spend more time in the outdoors. Each day will focus on different activities, drawing upon bushcraft, fieldcraft and nature awareness and includes;

•    Shelter-building and distress signals
•    Survival skills
•    Water and fire
•    Pond dipping
•    Campfire skills and craft cooking
•    Trees, plants and animals
•    Woodcraft, cordage and weaving
•    Nature awareness - camouflage, navigation and tracking, remedies, potions and lotions

The club will be run by Brockhampton Rangers, experienced bush craft leaders Really Rural and volunteers.

Why is Young Rangers Important?

The aim of Young Rangers is to get children outdoors and to teach traditional woodland skills. Groups will be led by experienced bushcraft leaders and will be able to explore the extensive woodlands of Brockhampton Estate. The group will also learn more about the Estate and the conservation of our woodlands and animals.

What do children need to bring?

We recommend children wear sturdy footwear (no flip-flops or sandals) and clothing for all weathers, plus drinking water and lunch.

Booking and consent

The cost is £20 per day per child (discount for siblings available). This price includes a Young Ranger T-shirt.

Bookings will need to be made via our website or by phone. After bookings are made consent forms with important information will need to be completed for each child by their parent/guardian. 

For booking and for further information please email brockhampton@nationaltrust.org.uk