Events and activities

children's universityCome and enjoy an activity on Dartmoor with the Rangers as part of the Ranger Ralph Club!

Look out for some 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!

Friday 17 January, 6pm - (2hrs)
Wassailing
Take part in this ancient ceremony to wake the apple trees, frighten away the nasty spirits and encourage the trees to provide a bumper harvest.
Wear an apple themed head dress if you would like, and bring a pan, a stick and a torch!
Meet at the orchard at Parke, Bovey Tracey (SX805 786)
Bookings taken now


Monday 17 February, 10.00 - 12.00 (2hrs)
Bird Box Making Day…Nest Box
As part of National Nest Box Week, come and make a bird box with help from a Dartmoor ranger. Learn how to take care of your box and where best to place it when you get home.
Meeting at Yarner Woods Nature Reserve,Bovey Tracey (SX783 793) or TQ13 9LJ 
Bookings taken from 27 January


Saturday 7 March, 14.00 - 16.00 (2hrs)
Pixie Doors and Hidden Hidey-Holes
Pixies are the fairy folk of Dartmoor. Using natural materials, come and make a pixie and a cosy woodland home for them to live. It all starts with a magical front door.
Meet at Lydford Castle, EX20 4BH. Public parking is available opposite the castle Inn.
Bookings taken from 14 February