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Tweet Wednesday 31st January 2018

Mother and her five children try orienteering in the Super Mover Challenge.

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DID YOU SEE ORIENTEERING SHOWN ON BBC ONE INSIDE OUT PROGRAMME ON 22 JANUARY 2018?

This time Leicester Orienteering Club in the East Midlands Programme. 

City of Birmingham Orienteering Club also appeared on the West Midlands Programme.

Hosted by Leicester Orienteering Club the family took part in a free activity as part of the Super Mover Challenge.  The first activity kicking off the family's challenge was ‘Orienteering’ in Coalville Park.

The family found themselves enjoying reading the map and taking part in exercise and having fun in the park.

MISSED IT?  Watch the full BBC Inside Out East Midlands film clip here.

GET INVOLVED - Go Orienteering!

PERMANENT ORIENTEERING COURSES:
British Orienteering has many permanent orienteering courses across the UK. Download the map from the British Orienteering website, grab your map and go! Get out and about and enjoy quality family together. Find out more here.

XPLORER:
Xplorer is a family-friendly fun navigation challenge that is educational and gives children a sense of adventure as they explore the park to find the markers. It involves a healthy mix of physical activity and decision making that the whole family can enjoy together.

Using a simple map, the aim is to find a number of markers that are located around the park. At each marker, children need to identify what is pictured and enjoy learning a fun fact to tell their friends. Older children will have fun competing against their friends or other family members whilst younger children will enjoy the excitement of successfully finding the markers.

Xplorer is perfect for children as they have an adventure whilst running around in a safe and friendly environment. No experience of map reading is necessary and parents are encouraged to join in the fun! Find out more here.

LOCAL ORIENTEERING CLUB ACTIVITY SESSIONS:
Organised by your local orienteering club you should be able to find an orienteering activity near home by searching the find an activity page here. The map will enable you to search for activities close to home and shows activities for the next 10 weeks.

 

Interested in orienteering, but want to find out more?  This set of Frequently Asked Questions will help.

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