Become an auxiliary ranger

Are your kids adventure lovers and tough? Then send them into the Almeerderhout forest, together with a ranger from the Dutch forestry. They’ll get back as qualified auxiliary rangers! Or walk the activity and explorations path, created especially for kids between 6 and 11 years.

Discover the wonders of the forests together and support ranger Bart with all his tasks. The forest is huge, you know, he can’t do it all alone… During the forest tour the kids get a manual (for auxiliary rangers), a jacket, field glasses and a compass. You can pick these up at the open air visitor centre of the Almeerderhout. Based on the manual, various tasks have to be accomplished in the forest. Once all of them are done, a little ceremony will take place where the kids will get their official auxiliary ranger diploma!

Price: €5.00 (per kid)

Duration: 2 hours

Age group: 6 up to and including 11 years

Good to now: This activity is done flexibly in terms of time, as long as it is concluded within the opening times of the open air centre of the Almeerderhout. Each group gets to pick up one knapsack containing, besides other, the field glasses, the compass and the auxiliary ranger’s manual with therein the tasks to accomplish. Each auxiliary ranger gets a jacket and a logbook. You may keep the logbook afterwards. Put on some sturdy shoes and clothing which is suitable for the weather.