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Young Ranger Day

Aged 5-12? Want to get up close to the nature that calls Orford Ness home? Then come along to our Young Ranger event and learn how our Rangers care for this amazing place.

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A great opportunity to be a ranger for the day. Help monitor the moths that live on Orford Ness, count and check our flock of rare breed sheep with our sheep dog. Sweep and learn how we manage the landscape to make it such an important site for wading and migrating birds. Dissect owl pellets to help discover what small mammals live on site and carry out wildlife camera checks to see what our wildlife is up to when we aren’t around. For children aged 5-12 years. Please note: Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who must book a ticket for the ferry crossing.

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Prices

Event ticket prices

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All £5.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895 Ticket includes event and ferry crossing. Accompanying adult(s) must also book a ticket.

Suitability

This event is for 5-12 year olds

Meeting point

Check in at the Orford Ness ticket office on Orford Quay at 9.45am for a 10am ferry crossing.

What to bring and wear

Come dressed for all weathers! Bring your packed lunch as well as we don't have any shops on Orford Ness.

Accessibility

You'll need to be able to negotiate steps to board our ferry. If you have accessibility needs please call us on 01394 450900 before booking.

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on
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09:30 to 12:30
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