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FREE! Xplorer is coming to Tendring

3 August 2016

In partnership with Sport England and Essex County Council, Jaywick Martello Tower will be hosting free family-friendly orienteering events throughout the school holidays. 

Xplorer is a series of free events run by British Orienteering, intended as a fun family challenge for primary and pre-school children and their parents, grandparents and guardians.

Taking place every Wednesday in August, Xplorer is an outdoor navigational challenge for the whole family to enjoy for free and involves a healthy mix of physical activity and decision making.  Using a simple map of the park the aim is to find the points marked on the map and write down the name of the secret animal or colour you find on the marker.
No experience of map reading is necessary, and Xplorer is perfect for children as they can run around in a safe and friendly environment and will have a great adventure searching for secret markers.

Cllr John Spence, Essex County Council Cabinet Member with responsibility for Heritage, Culture and the Arts said: “The Xplorer events will provide a fantastic opportunity to get the whole family up and active, introduce map reading and decision making skills and most importantly to have lots of fun at Jaywick Martello Tower.”

Come along and join in the fun, or to find out more please visit