Ranger Fest at Dunham Massey

Gemma Gibb, Associate Editor
National Trust/Charlotte Clemo-Hughff

Ranger Fest at Dunham Massey at Dunham Massey, Altrincham 6 — 10 August 2018 Tickets from £Dunham Massey admission prices apply (free for National Trust members)

Fancy a job where no two days are the same in beautiful settings looking after the environment for generations to come?

Wild things should head to Dunham Massey for an action-packed week of outdoor adventures with the ranger team.

Meet the rangers and learn about the conservation skills they use on a daily basis to look after Dunham’s park and the wildlife that calls it home.

We love the combination of creativity and hands-on work involved. Activities include finding out more about all the special places, buildings and woodlands that make up the Park. It dates back to medieval times don’t you know?

Learn all about how Dunham’s  Fallow Deer are tracked. The less squeamish can even touch real antlers and skins.

Discover top tips for nature drawing and the best ways to capture wildlife and plants. Take part in bird watching and learn more about how woodlands are looked after.

Get involved in a competition to suggest names for Dunham’s Swans and four Cygnets, dress up as a Ranger and take a selfie on the tractor.

The school hols are a fine time to get involved in the National Trust’s  ‘50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4’ challenge. Three that can be ticked off immediately at Dunham’s Ranger Fest include tracking wild animals, bird watching and building dens.

Don’t miss the chance to adventure around the interactive new Midnight Garden trail in the gardens and play in the footsteps of Edwardian children Roger and Jane who were the first children to run riot among the house and gardens in over 100 years.

Make room and time of course for Dunham’s legendary ice-cream parlour too.

 

Ranger Fest at Dunham Massey at Dunham Massey, Altrincham 6 — 10 August 2018 Tickets from £Dunham Massey admission prices apply (free for National Trust members)

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