Fylde coast Xplorer challenges navigate family fun

Families can hone their navigational skills during an Xplorer event this weekend.

Thursday, 16th March 2017, 4:53 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:59 am
Kelly Berry with four-year-old daughter Marleigh Ruff.

Xplorer is the perfect outdoor activity for primary and pre-school children and their families.

The next one is being held at Fleetwood Memorial Park this Saturday.

It is a family friendly navigation challenge that gives children a sense of adventure as they explore the park to find the markers.

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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 while younger children will enjoy the excitement of finding the markers.

A spokesman said: “Orienteering is a challenging outdoor adventure sport that exercises both the mind and the body.

“The aim is to navigate in sequence between control points marked on a unique orienteering map and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. “No experience of map reading is necessary and parents are encouraged to join in the fun!

The event costs 50p per Xplorer.

On Saturday, Xplorers are invited to meet at the park pavilion from 1pm until 3pm.

The next Xplorer events at other venues are:

n Rossall Point, Fleetwood on Sunday, May 21. Drop in from 1pm until 2pm. Meet at the observation tower.

n Wyre Estuary Country Park, Thornton, on Tuesday, April 11. Drop in from 11am until 3pm at the Riverside Room.