Become a Wetland Ranger this Summer

Follow in the footsteps of our rangers and help us with our daily mission to save wetland nature. Families can join in the fun to become Junior Wetland Rangers at seven of our WWT Wetland Centres this summer holiday.

Pick up a FREE trail card and set off for a full day of discovery and adventure and learn how to care for and protect our beautiful wetlands with a wide variety of wetland ranger activities including (activities vary between centres):

Animal health checks

Find out from our team how we keep our feathered friends safe and healthy and have a go at things like; how to weigh a goose, measure a swan and fun flamingo health check activities

Role play

Pop on a ‘ranger vest’, grab a mini broom, shovel or wheelbarrow and have fun through wild play and exploration

Pond exploring

what fascinating underwater creatures will you uncover in our ponds? See how many different species you can identify

Moth mornings

Get involved in our survey work and explore our moth traps with us to see amazing moths up close and learn about the different species attracted to the light overnight

Bird ringing

Discover what leg rings are and why they’re important. Have a go at things like; how to measure, weigh and ring a bird or even make your own ‘ring round the birdie’

Canoe & boat safaris

Paddle through beautiful waterways and come face to face with kingfishers, water voles, dragonflies and other wetland wonders

Bug hunts

Discover amazing mini-beasts hidden in our wetlands

Animal tracking & discovery

Learn and look for the special signs and clues left by wildlife

…and lots, lots more including special NEW interactive role play sessions running daily at WWT London Wetland Centre (in association with Story Spinner). Join Top Trainer Sam Feather and Rookie Ranger Charlie Beak to test your animal knowledge, mess cleaning and more, to see if you’re up to the task!

There's a host of exciting reasons to keep coming back all summer so join us and become a fully-fledged ranger!

Activities vary between centres, click here for details of all the Wetland Rangers activities taking place at each of our Wetland Centres and do something wild this summer holiday.

John Arbon, one of WWT’s real life wetland rangers said:

“I love being a wetland ranger for WWT and helping to care for and protect our amazing wetland wildlife. We thought families would welcome the chance to experience what it’s like to be a ranger through special fun-packed, mini adventures, which include activities that I do as part of my day to day job. Hopefully, we’ll also inspire some of our younger visitors to become the wetland rangers of the future, helping to create a world where healthy wetland nature thrives and enriches lives.”

As well as Wetland Rangers (at seven of our wetland centres) during the summer holidays, our amazing LEGO® Brick Wetland Safari is at WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre (Carmarthenshire, Wales), with some exciting new additions. WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (Gloucestershire) has 8 NEW exhibits to see where you can immerse yourself in wetland wildlife.

Find out more about the full range of summer holiday activities at your nearest WWT Wetland Centre.

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