Families urged to explore the Dales

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Families are urged to get out and explore the Dales this summer as part of a pioneering activity workshop.

In conjunction with Sport England and Derbyshire Dales District Council, Xplorer events will be taking place throughout the school holidays.

Xplorer is a fun family challenge aimed at primary and pre-school children and their parents, grandparents and guardians. It is an outdoor navigational challenge for the whole family to enjoy and involves a healthy mix of physical activity and decision making. Using a simple map of the park the aim is to find the points marked on the map and write down the name of the secret animal or colour you find on the marker.

No experience of map reading is necessary, and Xplorer is perfect for children as they can run around in a safe and friendly environment and will have a great adventure searching for the secret markers.

A series of Xplorer events will be taking place this summer at Hall Leys Park and the Dimple Playing Fields (The Arc) in Matlock, Bakewell Recreation Ground and Ashbourne Recreation Ground. Families are invited to come and have fun exploring the park.

Natalie Shaw from Xplorer said, “The Xplorer events will provide a fantastic opportunity to gets kids up and active, introduce map reading and decision making skills and most importantly not have to go far to have lots of fun with their families in the local parks!”

Come along and join in the fun, or to find out more please visit www.xplorer.org.uk