Events and activities

Events and activities

Come and enjoy an activity on Dartmoor with the Rangers as part of the Ranger Ralph Club!

We are back! After such a long time away due to Covid 19 we are happy to be heading back outdoors with our Ranger Ralph activities from June.

Look out for more fun Ranger Ralph events throughout the year.

The Ranger Ralph Club is open to all children between the ages of 5-12 years and is ideal for the young nature enthusiast in your family.

Ranger Ralph meets on a regular basis and each activity is safely led by a Dartmoor National Park Ranger. The club runs up to twelve outdoor events per year. These are all free to attend once you are a member.

How to join the Ranger Ralph club

If you live locally, or are coming to Dartmoor when an event is on, why not book and join in. Remember to bring your membership card!

Saturday 26 June, 14.00 (2hrs)
Magical Mini Beasts 

Come and discover the insects that lurk beneath the woodland canopy. Take part in our Time for Nature challenge as part of our celebrations to mark Dartmoor National Park's 70th anniversary of working for wildlife.

Meet at Meldon Woods car park (SX566 929). NOT Meldon reservoir car park
Bookings taken from Monday 7 June. This is a strictly booking only event and numbers will be limited.

Monday July 26,10.30-14.00 (3.5hrs)
Messing About on the River

Come and enjoy fun and games at this little known spot at Long Timber Tor.
Meet at Mary Tavy Hydro electric power station (SX 509 786).
Bookings taken from 5 July. This is a strictly booking only event and numbers will be limited.

Tuesday August 3, 10.00-12.00 (2hrs)
Den Building

Get the imagination firing and build your own shelter using materials provided by nature.  Are you confident your den will pass the rain test!?  Add the finishing touches to your den by creating a name plaque – what will you call yours?
Meet near to Tottiford reservoir (SX 811 838)
Drive over the Kennick/Tottiford Reservoir Dam in the direction such that Kennick is to your left.  Follow the road around to the right and up a slight hill and continue for a couple of hundred metres. You will see us!  Parking is available on your left-hand side along the grassy verge – beware of drains dug through the verge.  The activity is in a plantation N.E. of Tottiford Reservoir. Please check route in advance. Not easy for buggies.  No dogs.  
Bookings taken from 13 July. This is a strictly booking only event and numbers will be limited.

To book a space either email education@dartmoor.gov.uk or ring 01626 831080

You can find the latest Winter 2020/Spring 2021 Newsletter on our Join our Club page.


The Ranger Ralph Club for Kids aged 5 - 12yrs

Join our club!