Things to do
Updated 18 July 2021
Ranger Den Re-opening 27 July 2021
With legal restrictions lifting on 19 July we’re super excited to welcome you back to Ranger Den for a summer of adventures. Join our Rangers between 1pm and 4pm on Tuesdays – Fridays from Tuesday 27 July to Wednesday 1 September.
Discover more about some of the creatures that live at Moors Valley with fun activities and hands-on displays, open afternoons at weekends and every day during the school holidays.
Meet the Rangers and learn more about nature and the wildlife that you can find at Moors Valley.
Discover who lives in our ponds and rivers in our huge fish tanks, see which birds are visiting our bird feeding station, and read about our special habitats.
You can also get up close to some impressive animals – meet our tiny resident Harvest mice, see our giant millipede, wasp spider, and grass snake.
You can excavate fossils in our sandpits, test your knowledge on our Ranger Den quiz or even explore your creative side with some Ranger crafts.
The Ranger Den is accessible for pushchairs and wheelchairs. All ages and abilities are welcome.
Find the Ranger Den at the back of the Visitor Centre, opposite the toilets.
Opening Times and Charges
The Ranger Den is usually open during Dorest school holidays from 1pm to 4pm.
Unfortunately, we may have to close the Ranger Den if there are large scale events in the park. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
There is no charge to come in and look around but donations are very welcome. Suggested donation £1 per child.
There may be a small charge for some occasional craft activities.