This is an archived press release
Monday 25 July 2016
Today (July 25) marks the beginning of National Parks Week, the UK National Park family's annual celebration of Britain's breathing spaces. Running until Sunday, this year's National Parks Week theme is ‘adventure’.
To get the week off to a flying start, National Parks UK are launching their new adventure children’s book. They have teamed up with Mission Explore to produce the pocket-sized book filled with challenges and adventures for children to try out and keep a record of when they are in one of the UK’s 15 National Parks.
Television presenter and Peak District enthusiast Julia Bradbury said: ‘I absolutely LOVE this book, drawing a cow-pat emoji is a must-try! It’s so important to encourage kids to enjoy our UK National Parks from an early age and instil a love of the countryside that will last all their lives, thus helping to secure the future of our protected landscapes’.
The book will be sold at a cost of £5 per copy and for this the reader can expect to be entertained by over 90 fun-filled pages, jam-packed with weird and wonderful ideas of things to do whilst at a National Park. It is available from outlets in the National Parks or online at www.nationalparks.gov.uk/missionexplore.
Kathryn Cook, UK Director, National Parks UK, said: “Our book challenges the owner to become an extreme explorer, natural navigator and wildlife watcher in one of our 15 awesome National Parks.”
To help everyone to make the most of National Parks, there are also a number of Top 15 Adventure lists offering ideas to inspire young and old.
For ideas for fun outdoor adventures for all the family in the Peak District National Park during National Parks Week, call in at Castleton Visitor Centre on Tuesday July 26 and Saturday July 30, between 10am and 4pm. Or check out the full guide to all Peak District activities.
Sarah Fowler, Chief Executive of the Peak District National Park, said: “Adventures come in different forms so whether you’re a thrill-seeker or are looking for something a little less energetic we’re encouraging people to get out and discover our incredible landscapes – there really is something for everyone to enjoy."