John Muir Family Award - Summer Holiday Family Challenge

We would like to invite you on an adventure during the summer holidays….

The Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership is a registered John Muir Award provider and we are looking for families to join us on a free adventure during the school summer holidays! A family led challenge that will create some wonderful 2020-summer memories and get you hooked on discovering the nature around you and the heritage underneath your feet. Unfortunately, we cannot deliver group activities that we had planned, however we would like to support you to complete the challenge from home and in your local wild places!

John Muir was a Scottish adventurer, who was known as the 'Father of the National Parks'. The John Muir Trust continues to promote wild places and encourage discovery and adventure. More can be found out about the Trust and John Muir here.

The John Muir Trust has developed the John Muir Award, which is an 'environmental award scheme for people of all backgrounds – groups, families, individuals. It's non-competitive, inclusive and accessible.'

We are challenging families to complete the John Muir Discovery Award, at home and in their local wild space. This involves spending 25 hours over 5 weeks discovering, exploring and conserving local outdoor spaces. Each family who completes the award will receive a certificate, and we hope you will share your John Muir journey with us through photos, videos and lots of creativity. We will be doing the same, so would love to see what you get up to.

We are offering guidance, resources and virtual support to all involved. Each week you will receive a newsletter (through Mailchimp), containing the latest tasks, activities, challenges and methods of sharing what you have discovered. There will be five themed challenges to complete, these range from minibeast hunting, to archaeology and local history, learning about Pendle at night and the wildlife that lives there. The challenges are all family led and can be easily adapted to suit your location and requirements. Therefore, it is open to all families with children of all ages and abilities. The challenges will need adult supervision, and are best completed as a family unit. A family unit can include parents, grandparents, carers and guardians.

This summer challenge may be suitable for your family if:

  • You and your family don't really spend that much time outdoors or feel disconnected with nature, but it is something that you would like to explore more and think it will be really beneficial for you all.
  • You have recently discovered a local wild space and want inspiration for new ways to discover, explore and enjoy family moments.
  • Or you are looking for a way to entertain the family at home during the school holidays, with outdoor activities and free wildlife resources

To register, please fill in this form.
We will then be in touch! Please do this before 17th July 2020. 

We will then be in touch with a 'Welcome Email' containing all the details for your Outdoor Adventure. You will then need to sign up to the Mailchimp weekly newsletters, by following the link in your 'Welcome Email'. Do check your junk inbox in case any of our emails end up there. If you signed up and haven't heard from us by Tuesday 21st July, do get in touch.

Registration for everything ends on 17th July 2020.

If you have questions contact us via or call 07770273643 or 07967591176.


John Muir Award Useful Information Documents

John Muir Challenge Resources