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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 book on individual days, which run in the Easter, Summer and October school holidays and take place in either Dunbar or Yellowcraig. On some of the days children will be taken to a variety of sites by minibus. They run from 9-4pm, and cost £30 per day.

Discovery Week is a full week of ranger led activities, running twice in the summer holidays.  Based at Yellowcraig, there are different topics each day: 

  • Day 1 – Introduction games, rockpooling, beach and woodland exploration
  • Day 2 - Environmental art and an introduction to bushcraft
  • Day 3 – Pond dipping and minibeast hunt
  • Day 4 - Bushcraft skills - learn ‘Leave no Trace’ fire lighting and animal tracks and trails
  • Day 5 - Hill climb and mini expedition

 These run from 9-4pm each day and cost is £150 for the week. 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.

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 juniorexplorers@eastlothian.gov.uk 

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

 

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Coastal Safari - 7th April 2020

Tuesday 7th April | 09:00 – 16:00 | Dunbar | £30 | Age 8-12 | Meet at Belhaven Surf Centre

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

 

£30.00

(incl. VAT)
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Bushcraft - 15th April 2020

Wednesday 15th April | 09:00 – 16:00 | Yellowcraig | £30 | Age 8-12 

Learn how to survive in the wild by learning 'Leave No Trace' fire lighting, hone your stealth skills and create your own shelter in the woods.....but is it good enough to survive the monsoon challenge?

 

£30.00

(incl. VAT)
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Discovery Week: 29th June - 3rd July 2020

29th June - 3rd July | 09:00 – 16:00 | Yellowcraig | £150 | Age 8-12 

A full week of ranger led activities based at Yellowcraig. There are different themes each day, including activities such as rockpooling, hill climb, environmental art and much, much more!

£150.00

(incl. VAT)
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Coastal Safari - 14th July 2020

Tuesday 14th July | 09:00 – 16:00 | Dunbar | £30 | Age 8-12 | Meet at Belhaven Surf Centre

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

£30.00

(incl. VAT)
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Bushcraft - 15th July 2020

Wednesday 15th July | 09:00 – 16:00 | Dunbar | £30 | Age 8-12 | Meet at Belhaven Surf Centre

Learn how to survive in the wild by learning 'Leave No Trace' fire lighting, hone your stealth skills and create your own shelter in the woods.....but is it good enough to survive the monsoon challenge?

£30.00

(incl. VAT)
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Wildlife Detectives - 16th July 2020

Thursday 16th July | 09:00 – 16:00 | Dunbar | £30 | Age 8-12 | Meet at Belhaven Surf Centre

Investigate the tracks and trails left behind by woodland animals and try to camouflage yourself before a game of stealth! In the afternoon discover the fascinating creatures who live in the watery depths of the river!

£30.00

(incl. VAT)
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Discovery Week: 27th - 31st July 2020

27th - 31st July | 09:00 – 16:00 | Yellowcraig | £150 | Age 8-12 

A full week of ranger led activities based at Yellowcraig. There are different themes each day, including activities such as rockpooling, hill climb, environmental art and much, much more!

£150.00

(incl. VAT)
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Bushcraft - 21st October 2020

Wednesday 21st October | 09:00 – 16:00 | Yellowcraig | £30 | Age 8-12 | 

Learn how to survive in the wild by learning 'Leave No Trace' fire lighting, hone your stealth skills and create your own shelter in the woods.....but is it good enough to survive the monsoon challenge?

£30.00

(incl. VAT)