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May 18, 2015
British Orienteering has announced a special offer for Friends of Parks groups across England.
British Orienteering is offering its popular Xplorer package free to the first 50 groups that complete the brief questionnaire explaining why they want to run Xplorer in their park. This is a unique opportunity to be involved in getting a local community out and active in their park with Xplorer. In preparation for Love Parks week (24th July - 2nd August 2015) British Orienteering want to support groups in their fantastic work by providing all they need to encourage families to come and explore their green spaces.
Xplorer is a popular outdoor navigation challenge for all the family. It's perfect for primary and pre-school children and older children and adults can join in too. Using a simple map, participants have to find markers located around the park and identify what is pictured and learn a fun fact.
Older children can compete against friends and family to see who can complete the course in the quickest time and younger children will enjoy the excitement of finding the markers. To learn more or find an Xplorer event near you visit www.xplorer.org.uk.
In return for agreeing to hold a minimum of 6 Xplorer events before Halloween, Friends of the Park Groups will receive a free map of their park site and a kit bag full of a large selection of markers, supplementary Xplorer equipment and publicity materials (including everything from Xplorer sail banners to Xplorer certificates and stickers) - everything needed to put on exciting beginner orienteering activities in their Park.
Head of Development Craig Anthony said “Xplorer has been running in select locations in England for the past two years and attracted over 60,000 people to take part during that time. We have seen the benefit of working with groups who really care about their local green space and want to work with more like minded groups”
Interested groups should complete the questionnaire via this link as soon as possible.