Britain since 1970 ／ French since 1990／ United since 1990 ／ Japan since 1997
What does an expedition consist of?
Expedition activities are dependant on the location but they all will consist of adventure! There will be alot of walking but the children have never noticed because they are having so much fun on the way! Each day and each expedition will be completely different but some of our activities have included:
When are the expeditions?
Expeditions are primarily during the school holidays; Summer, October break, February break and Easter.
How do I book?
At the moment, we send out an email to our mailing list to announce expedition dates shortly before announcing it online. We ask you to email us to request the spaces and dates you would like to be booked on. We will email back to let you know if there is space and request some details so we can save your spot.
What should my child wear and bring with them?
How long are the expeditions?
Drop off for expeditions is 9am and pick up is at 4pm. We send an email around a week before the expedition day with all the relevant information such as drop off location, what to bring and a risk assessment.
Where do you go?
What do you do if it rains?
We live by a quote by the great Billy Connolly - "There's no such thing as bad weather - only the wrong clothes".
How much is it?
Full day expeditions are £35 and include fruit as snacks and water if needed/wanted.
How do I pay?
Is my child safe?
Safety is the number one priority of The Wilderness Rangers. Both Chief Rangers are First Aid trained and have attended several courses on outdoor first aid and care. Every location we visit has its own unique risk assessment completed by us as well as rigorous trial runs of expeditions to ensure that every location is suitable and safe for your child. Rangers are also fully PVG Disclosure checked.
How does this benefit my child?
The Wilderness Rangers’ motto is Explore, Discover, Inspire. We do everything we can to introduce your child to new experiences and natural wonders. We work outdoors as much as possible getting your child away from screens and getting them active with others of their own age. We pride ourselves on improving the physical and mental well being of all our Junior Rangers by encouraging teamwork and communication, problem solving and craft sessions, self-expression and subconscious education all in the great outdoors. Our objective is to have fun and everything we do is driven by that cause.
What qualifications do you have?
Both Richard and Jordan have BSc Honours degrees in Marine and Freshwater Biology and Animal Biology respectively. They also both hold top Masters degrees in Wildlife Biology and Conservation.
As well as their academic careers they have been on many field research trips around the world, both together and apart, including places such as Trinidad and Tobago, the U.S.A, Indonesia and South Africa.
They have both held positions within organisations such as Edinburgh Zoo, where Richard was a Primate Keeper and Jordan was a member of the Presentations Team, and The Edinburgh Butterfly and Insect World.
Chief rangers are first aid trained, specifically outdoor first aid and are fully PVG disclosure checked.
How can I keep up to date with The Wilderness Ranger's activities?
You can join our mailing list to be the first to hear of what we are doing and get the first chance to book an expedition with us.
Do you share any of my information?
Absolutely not. Your information is safe and secure with us and not shared with any other party.
Are you first aid trained?
Yes, both Chief Rangers are First Aid trained.
Do you have a PVG?
Yes, both Chief Rangers are members of the PVG scheme. Any volunteers that attend expeditions will also be disclosure checked.
Do you take pictures and/or video?
With your permission only. When booking, we will always ask your permission for pictures and videos to be taken for promotional and marketing purposes, including the use of these on our website. We also post a few pictures and videos on our social media pages so you can see what adventures your child has been on that day!
What is the age range for birthday parties?
We can deliver birthday packages for ages 5+. Please visit our Birthday Parties page for more information on packages or get in touch to create a bespoke package tailored to you!
Can parents/guardians come along?
Of course! We don't want the kids to have all the fun, right?!
Can I bring my own food/cake?
Certainly! We can tailor your party to your needs and wants to make your day extra special for your child!