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Youth EngagementYouth Engagement

We work with groups of all ages and abilities, and are able to offer a variety of practical, engaging activities to inspire and challenge young people to take a greater interest in the outdoors. We have plenty of options for working as a group or as individuals.

Generation Green

Generation Green is a project offered through the Access Unlimited coalition funded by the government's Green Recovery Challenge Fund. The coalition is made up of national partners (Outward Bound Trust, Field Studies Council, Scouts, Girlguiding and the 10 English National Park) led by the YHA. As a project partner, the North York Moors National Park is delivering a variety of activities for young people which will allow them to access, enjoy and learn about our special National Park. To find out more about Generation Green check out the YHA  website.

North York Moors National Park Youth Voice

Calling all young people aged 11-30! We’re on the hunt for the next generation of leaders – the individuals who will help to shape, conserve, and enhance our National Parks and protected spaces. The individuals with a passion for nature and rural life, who will one day take up the reins as we navigate the challenges of the climate emergency. The landscape you inherit needs your voice and it needs you now.

Join the North York Moors National Park Youth Voice to have your say and become a part of a growing youth movement committed to bringing about change.

Young woman and man walking among heather moorland. Credit Ceri Oakes

Looking after the National Park

Youth groups can help to look after the National Park by undertaking conservation tasks through our Practical Ranger Days.

We can also deliver sessions specific to Scout Association and Girlguiding badges, please contact us to discuss. Individuals can also complete elements of their Queen's Scout Award and Queen's Guide Award by taking part in our Conservation Residentials.

We also offer specific training for DofE groups linked to expeditions.

Individual young people can also gain valuable experience and work towards their skills and volunteering elements of programmes through our Young Rangers Scheme.

Other Youth Group activities

Some of our most popular activities include:

  • Bushcraft, shelter building, fire lighting
  • Map and compass skills
  • Geocaching
  • Stream-dipping
  • Camouflage and concealment
  • Building nest boxes and bird feeders
  • Guided walks

Costs range from £5.50 to £8.50 per person per session (all accompanying adults go free). Our activities are also linked to Uniform Group badges. For more details and costs visit our make a booking. Please contact us to discuss dates.

Contact us

Email or call 01287 661005