Active Activities Outdoors

National Maritime Museum launched outdoor family trails

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This summer 2020, National Maritime Museum (NMM) launched two self-led outdoors family trails.

Both trails have been created in collaboration with ‘Cuffs and Collars Co’, a sensory theatre company working with children aged 0-7 with complex needs. Their work focuses on topics relating to emotional development, mental health and wellbeing.

The birds trail is a simple ‘spotters’ trail. Families can use the trail sheet to help them find 8 birds in the grounds. At each stop they will also be challenged to complete a small task or two – can you soar like a seagull? Can you stand on one leg like a flamingo?

Sailor School trail has eight stops and challenges families to try different activities linked to the maritime world and the collection to become a graduate of sailor school!

Each stop has a number of different/separate activities, allowing families to choose an activity suited to their child’s ability. Both trails are suitable for all ages and abilities.

The trails have been developed for families with complex needs in mind and allow families to complete them in any order and to drop in and out as they please. They do not have to do everything on the trail.

The trail sheet is available for families to download from the website or they can pick up a printed trail sheet from the Museum. More info and booking via their site