Learn amazing skills and train to be a ranger this summer at Lyme

Two children use outdoor skills to light a campfire

Get hands on this summer and learn some of the essential skills needed to become a ranger. From foraging and wildlife tracking to dry stone walling and butterfly surveying, discover what it takes to care for this special place and the wildlife who call Lyme home.

Ranger in training

Monday 30 July – Friday 3 August

10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm

Each day there will be a different theme that will focus on different skills and spaces must be pre-booked.  On the completion of each session, children will be awarded a badge which will take them one step closer to becoming a fully-fledged junior ranger- whilst celebrating their new found skills. Come for one session or come for the whole week! Just make sure you book all your spaces.

Navigator badge

Monday 30 July

Being able to find your way around the countryside is really important for a ranger. Learn these skills and make your way across the estate, taking part in nature themed activities as you go along. Book the Navigator session here.

Survival badge

Tuesday 31 July

There are many things you can read from the landscape that will help you to survive outdoors. Learn skills such as animal and wildlife tracking, foraging and whittling. Book the Survival session here.

Traditional skills badge

Wednesday 1 August

There are many traditional skills that rangers use every day to help care for the countryside. Have a go at making tree guards, dry stone walling and willow fence weaving. book the Traditional Skills session here.

Forester badge

Thursday 2 August

Learn the ways of the woodland and what trees do for us. Master how to care for the woodland whilst developing your carving skills. Get to know tree species through fun games and learn how to make homes for wildlife found in woodland such as bug hotels and bird boxes. Book the Forester session here.

Nature Detectives badge

Friday 3 August

Become a nature detective and use your surveying and monitoring skills to read the environment around you. You will learn how to tell the difference between flowers with simple techniques, and get to take part in a butterfly survey. Book the Nature Detectives session here.

£3 per child. Sessions are recommended for children six and over.  A parent or guardian must stay throughout the session.