What we do
Wild Rangers was created to provide children and adults of all ages and backgrounds the opportunities to interact with and access nature in fun, inclusive, creative and inspiring ways. In parallel our mission is to promote the conservation and enhancement of the green spaces and nature conservation sites we work in for the benefit of wildlife and people’s wellbeing.
We do this in two ways: by running outdoor adventure learning sessions for families and children of different ages; and by carrying out nature conservation and green space improvement projects.
To book onto our regular nature club sessions, please complete the booking form, selecting the session(s) you would like to attend. As soon as we receive this, we will email you a payment link for the sessions selected.
All sessions have to be pre-booked and pre-paid before the date of the session or at the start of a block of sessions.
Please also take a look at our FAQ and Terms and Conditions page. This tells you everything about how we manage the sessions. Do not hesitate to email us if you have further queries.
NB. We are working on an automated booking process in the background. Thank you for understanding.
We want to ensure our nature and garden club is open and welcoming to all children from all backgrounds. We try to keep all prices to the clubs as low as possible to cover staff time and materials. Any extras are invested back into the nature conservation work at the sites where we work. But we don’t want the cost to be a barrier to access to nature. We can offer a concession rate if eligible. Please get in touch, in confidence to discuss.
We are committed to the protection, preservation and conservation of the neighbourhood’s green spaces, in particular the green corridor of the railway cutting often referred to as Hither Green Sidings. In 2017 residents set out a vision to create an accessible parkland and continuous nature trail from south circular to the ancient woodland of Elmstead Wood.
The parkland vision will see the creation of the Railway Children Urban National Park if the challenges can be overcome. In May 2021 CPRE launched their Ten New Parks for London campaign – with the Railway Children parkland being one of them.
Our conservation work involves campaigning and advocacy work for the protection and enhancement of our local green spaces and nature conservation sites, leading green space enhancements projects and coordinating volunteer days which help improve local green spaces.
If you would like to volunteer please subscribe to our mailing list. We will let you know when the next volunteer days are.
Wild Ranger Clubs
At present we run two regular Nature Club sessions for pre-school and primary age.
The pre-school (aimed at toddlers age 1 to 5) and the after-school (aimed at primary age up to 11 years) sessions run on Monday’s during term time. The sessions will not run during the winter term.
We also run other outdoor learning activities, either as part of a holiday programme, or with local schools and groups. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss a bespoke outdoor learning session.
We hope go grow the Wild Rangers programme with many more sessions in the forthcoming year.
Clay in Nature Summer Workshops involve creating ceramic works of art inspired by nature.
Wild Ranger Volunteer Days involve gardening, wildlife counts, and general care and conservation duties all aimed at protecting our green corridor.
Nature Club for Primary school age. Runs on Monday afternoon during the term (25th April to 23rd May 2022, excluding bank holiday)
Nature Club for pre-school age. Runs on Monday morning during term time (25th April to 23rd May 2022, excluding bank holiday)