The Avenue Junior Ranger's Programme

Avenue Washlands Nature Reserve

18th June 2023 : 1-3pm

A monthly progressive programme for 11-18 year olds with a passion for the outdoors, nature and conservation. Dates: 22 Jan, 12 Feb, 12 Mar, 16 Apr, 14 May and 18 June. BOOKING REQUIRED

The programme is free to attend, however registration and guardian consent is required.

The Junior Ranger programme (hereon known as the ‘programme’) is aimed at young people with an interest in the outdoors, the environment and / or conservation. The programme is offered to young people between the ages of 11 and 18 to gain the skills and experience needed to become a volunteer ranger at the age of 18. The programme is progressive and ideally we would like the Junior Rangers to maintain involvement in the programme for a number of years. As Junior Rangers progress through the programme they have the opportunity to take on more responsibility along with the option of working towards becoming an adult volunteer.

Junior ranger sessions are run by a mixture of staff and volunteers. All staff will be trained and qualified in the activities that they are offering, where necessary.

We will keep consent medical and data information for the junior rangers for their time in the programme. This information will be kept securely and only accessible to those that need it. The information will be used only to help us deliver and manage the Junior Ranger Programme and to make adequate provision for the safety of the group. It will not be shared with third parties unless in the situation of a medical emergency.


Outdoor clothes, ankle boots or wellies that you do not mind getting a little muddy. Waterproofs are also recommended, however we do have communal supplies.

There are no facilities on site at present.

The Avenue Country Park car park Hornbeam Drive Wingerworth Chesterfield S42 6FY What3Words //taxpayer.searching.ballooned Please note, occasional sessions may be held at the Avenue Washlands. This will be communicated with notice prior to the session

Accessible to most mobility aids. Please note that larger mobility scooters may struggle to access the K barriers. RADAR access kissing gates are due to be installed by February 2023.

Free parking within large car park

Event Contact

For more information or if you have a query about this event please call 07827 330527 or email Marc Whitlock

Events key:

  • Dog friendly
  • Disabled access
  • Parking available
  • Taking place outdoors
  • Tickets required
  • Educational & creative
  • Events for grown-ups
  • Child friendly
  • Healthy & active
  • A Community event
  • A Volunteering event
  • Event facilities
  • Entrance fee or Event cost
  • Meeting place