Hire your own resource filled backpack

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.

This video was created in partnership with Shy Guys Studios

Each bag contains:

  • equipment, games and resources
  • activity sheets and instructions
  • health and safety guidance
  • plenary activities

We recommend half a day to get the most out of this activity. If you’re planning a full day visit, you can add a second bag, or use our free learning resources.

Ranger in a Bag is suitable for children aged 4 – 11, with enough resources for 35 children. They cost £35 +VAT per bag, £50 +VAT for two bags or £65 +VAT for 3 bags.

Available year round, book by emailing bedgebury@forestryengland.uk.

Free pre-visit sessions with a member of Forestry England staff (when available) can help you plan your visit, go through the backpacks and look around the site.

Ranger in a Bag themes

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We also offer two easy-to-use, self-contained activity bags

Our sense of adventure bag promotes sensory experiences, helping connect children with each other, the environment and trees. 

Our wildlife at Bedgebury bag helps children compare woodland, grassland and freshwater habitats and consider how animals are adapted to their surroundings. There are also opportunities for seasonal minibeast hunting.