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Junior Explorers is a ranger-led programme for 8-12 year olds with a keen interest in East Lothian’s varied wildlife and countryside. Participants will take part in outdoor activities such as exploring rockpools, bushcraft skills, fossil hunting, river and hill walks, wildlife identification skills and much more! You can choose from:

DISCOVERY DAYS: Junior Explorers will be taken by minibus to a variety of locations within East Lothian to explore and discover the wildlife that calls it home. These start from either Haddington or Dunbar and run in the Easter, Summer and October school holidays. These can be booked as individual days. Days run from 9 till 4, and the cost is £30 for the day.

DISCOVERY WEEK: A full week of ranger led activities, running twice in the summer holidays,where participants can achieve the Discovery John Muir Award.  Based at Yellowcraig, there are different themes each day:

  • Environmental Games and an introduction to fire lighting
  • Environmental Art – make your own paint, create clay sculptures and beach art
  • Water World – explore rockpools, go pond dipping and carry out a beach clean
  • Bushcraft skills - learn ‘Leave no Trace’ fire lighting and animal tracks and trails
  • Hill climb and mini expedition – climb to the top of North Berwick Law and return to Yellowcraig 

At present the Discovery Weeks can only be booked as a week block, but single days may become available closer to the event depending on availability. Cost is £150 for the week.

For all Junior Explorer events, children must be between the ages of 8 and 12.

If you book on to Junior Explorers we will be in touch a few weeks before the start of the event with further information on where to meet etc, but in the meantime if you have any queries then please do not hesitate to contact us via



DISCOVERY DAYS: Woodland Wonders - 15th October 2019, Haddington

Learn how to survive in the woods by learning 'Leave No Trace' fire lighting, hone your stealth skills and create your own shelter in the woods. Visit an ancient tree and take part in a conker competition!

For children aged between 8 and 12 years


(incl. VAT)

DISCOVERY DAY: Watery Wednesday - 16th October 2019, Haddington

Learn about the amazing creatures that live in rockpools, make some beach art and create your own volcano! Wellies and sturdy footwear required.

For children aged between 8 and 12 years


(incl. VAT)