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.
No previous experience of map reading is needed, and parents are encouraged to join in the fun!
Find Xplorer events happening this February Half Term – here.
Find all Xplorer activities are listed here.
BBC Breakfast's Mike Bushell tries out orienteering, where you find your way from one point to another using only a map, a compass and your brain, with the winner being the person who reaches the end first.
Watch how he got on here.
You can also follow the link to the BBC Sport Get Inspired handy guide on how to get into orienteering.
British Orienteering is pleased to announce that Helen Errington from Maprunner has been awarded a short-term contract to support British Orienteering’s Major Events, in particular the JK 2019 which is being held in the South Central Region from 19th – 22nd April 2019 in the Aldershot and Newbury areas.
Peter Hart, Chief Executive said:
"After a thorough and rigorous recruitment process we are delighted that Helen Errington has agreed to work with British Orienteering as their Major Events Consultant. Helen has very significant experience in organising and supporting major events in orienteering.
She has excellent event organisational experience and the drive to help us support our Major Events programme and development.
I am personally very pleased that we have been able to attract someone with her calibre, track record and further potential. I look forward to working with her over the next few months."