The Parks Trust Youth Explorers (11-14 year olds)

    Youth Explorers (11-14 years old)

    Youth Explorer Courses are for young people aged 11-14 years old to help them gain experience and valuable practical skills in various outdoor topics, including wildlife identification, bushcraft and conservation. We will tackle different skillsets and tasks each week, with practical applications to the wildlife of Linford Lakes Nature Reserve, whilst having loads of fun and making friends with like-minded people in the process.

    Each group will meet for 2 hours every Tuesday night for 5 weeks. Youth Explorers costs just £25 for a 5-week course! Please note that while we keep the sessions dynamic there will be repeated activities if more than one course is attended.

    How to Join

    All courses for 2020 are now full.

    Our starting dates for courses in 2021 are:

    • 23rd February
    • 27th April
    • 8th June

    Click here to book early

    For more information or if you are interested in joining our Youth Explorer Courses, please contact the Outdoor Learning Team at or 01908 255367. Please also make yourself familiar with our behaviour policy before registering on either of our groups.

    For more information on the Youth Groups that we offer, please view our Youth Group Guide. If you would like to view the risk assessments for the activities we run, you can view them here.

    • "I really liked learning to whittle and the shelter building was awesome.”

      Review from a previous Youth Explorer

    • “I enjoyed teamwork and building the fire.”

      Review from a previous Youth Explorer

    • “Youth Explorers was amazing!”

      Review from a previous Youth Explorer

    Discover our parks

    • Linford Lakes Nature Reserve


      • Toilets
      • Barbecue Area
      • Café
      • Play Area
      Linford Lakes Nature Reserve park.jpg

      The 37 hectare site consists of a large lake, reedbeds, wet woodland and several small meadows interlaced with a number of smaller lakes and ponds. Four bird watching hides are located giving fine views of the wildlife and beautiful scenery.

      There are no refreshment facilities at Linford Lakes Nature Reserve other than during special events.