Three children in field with forest backdrop. One child is holding a stick.
Photo credit: Muddy Puddles

Become a ranger for the day

Help care for the nation’s forests and understand the challenges they face

Give your class the opportunity to become rangers for the day with our easy-to-use, self-contained Ranger in a Bag. 

Our bags support you to deliver learning about forests at your own pace with experiential activities, scenarios and role play. Packed with practical tasks, they are curriculum linked and flexible to fit a range of learning outcomes. 

Ranger in a Bag is suitable for children aged 4 – 11, cost from £35 for 35 children and are a half day activity.

Created in partnership with Shy Guys Studios

This video was created in partnership with Shy Guys Studios

Topics include:

  • trainee foresters’ bag, with hard hats and hi-vis vests to get your class kitted out before surveying the trees.
  • trainee woodland artists’ bag, including clay to support the creation of natural forest artwork.
  • trainee ecologists’ bag, for spotting woodland minibeasts or pond minibeasts. Includes bug pots, white trays, paint brushes, magnifying glasses and ID guides.
  • trainee wellbeing champion bag, packed with ideas to help children de-stress in natural settings.

Because each of our sites have a different learning offer, our Ranger in a Bag topics vary to suit the forest environment. View the full list of Ranger in a Bag sites to find out more.

For more free learning resources visit educational forest visits. 

A close-up of three children examining the trunk of a tree in the forest

Book a Ranger in Bag near you...

Learning Westonbirt
The National Pinetum and Forest is awe-inspiring for tree lovers
Ranger in a Bag topics at Bedgebury Pinetum and Forest include...
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Come and explore one of the Midland’s most well-known forests!
Become a ranger for a day at Sherwood Pines
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With a children’s play area and a range of woodland walks
Book at Ranger in a Bag session at Cannock Chase.
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Stunning views and unique sculptures dotted throughout the forest
Bring your class to Dalby and let them explore as rangers for the day.
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Located on the Norfolk/Suffolk borders
Become a ranger for the day at High Lodge.
A close-up of three children examining the trunk of a tree in the forest
Near Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Book a Ranger in a Bag session at Westonbirt.
Three children in field with forest backdrop. One child is holding a stick.
Near Birmingham
Explore Wyre Forest as rangers for the day.
Two children exploring the forest floor
Kent
Hire one of our fun-filled ranger bags at Jeskyns.
Learning Westonbirt
Near Upminster
Bring your class to Thames Chase and let them explore as rangers for the day.
A young boys looks through binoculars in the forest
Near Exeter
Give your class the opportunity to become rangers for the day with our fun resource-filled backpack.

Coming soon...

A group of five school children in the forest, wearing high-vis vests and looking at a clipboard

Ranger in a Bag at Alice Holt

Ranger in a Bag will be launching at Alice Holt later in the year.
A close-up of three children examining the trunk of a tree in the forest

Ranger in a Bag at Grizedale

Ranger in a Bag will be launching at Grizedale later in the year.
Learning Westonbirt

Ranger in a Bag at Kent and Sussex

Check back for updates about when Ranger in a Bag will be launching here.

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