Join us at the Marble Arch Caves and enter a world of adventure on our family explorer activity. This outdoor session has all the ingredients for the perfect family outing, giving families an exciting session of fun, discovery, learning new skills and activities to enjoy together.Book Now
Wildlife Detective Activity
Duration: 60 minutes
Age: Suitable for children 5yr – 12yrs
Capacity: 10 people per session
Location: Outdoor activity, woodland trail or beneath open-sided roofed areas
Distance: 900 metres, looped trail
Suitability: Not accessible by pram, push chair or wheelchair
This outdoor activity provides a careful balance of structured activities alongside time and space for your own exploration. On registration you will receive your Wildlife Detective Map, your quest with the help of our trail finder clues is to use the map to uncover the Mini-Beast Camp, here you will undertake a mini-beast scavenger hunt led by our activity leader, finding creepy crawlies and learning more about the unique insects that call this woodland their home. Your adventure continues using your adventure map again to navigate deeper through the woodland to your next station the Animal Seek and Find Tent, here your young explorers will learn from our activity leader about the wild animals that live in these woodlands, recognise their footprints and discover how to spot them in their natural environment
The activities will provide a multitude of hands on learning opportunities within a natural outdoor environment for all the family as well as being fun, exciting, and engaging. The session is suitable for children 5-12 years old, though older and younger siblings are welcome. Please note, parents will need to stay with their children for the duration of the activity.
Activity sessions have reduced capacity of 10 people. They begin at the Marble Arch Caves Visitor Centre and you are required to register your arrival 30 minutes prior to your activity start time. Wildlife Detective activities are available on specific days and time slots. All Wildlife Detective tickets must be purchased online and can be purchased through the booking system up until midnight the day before your planned visit. You will receive a booking confirmation email on completion of ticket purchase, please retain this email for your booking reference and details.
Our Young Explorers
Our Wildlife Detective activity takes place in the Cladagh Glen Nature Reserve, right on the doorstep of the Marble Arch Caves Visitor Centre. The woodland of the Cladagh Glen provides a short looped circular route of gravel and concrete paths, ideal for young explorers to make independent discoveries and venture comfortably within the landscape. The woodland is a designated Nature Reserve due to the important plants and animals that live there and is the ideal location to learn about this unique and interesting place which lays over the Marble Arch Caves.