Discovery backpacks

Coronavirus update

 

Our sites and most visitor facilities are open.

 

We have changed the normal route for some of our trails to help you maintain social distancing – please follow signs on site.

 

Our free-to-use discovery backpacks offer young visitors a helping hand to get up close to nature.

You can borrow a backpack on your visit to:

What's in a backpack?

Discover Backpack

Each discovery backpack contains useful goodies like binoculars, a magnifying glass, a bug pot and nature identification cards along with a guide explaining how to use them.

The backpacks also include some challenges to help get your nature hunt started.

Try out bark rubbing, have a go a bird spotting, or set off on a search for mini-beasts in the woods.

How do I borrow a backpack?

  • There is no charge to borrow a discovery backpack
  • A parent or other adult will be asked to fill in a brief registration form and leave a deposit
  • Backpacks are issued on arrival and cannot be booked in advance
  • Backpacks should be returned to the visitor centre after use
  • There is a limited supply of backpacks at each visitor centre and they are issued on a first come, first served basis
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