Wouldn't it be great if someone made a website full of positive and rewarding activities for young people to do?
We are very pleased that you have made it this far. Mission:Explore is a unique and inspirational way for children to explore and learn about their world. For you it's a free treasure chest of playful and rewarding activities that fight boredom and nurture curiosity.
Mission:Explore is all about challenging you and people you know to try new things. It's about exploring in fun ways, asking questions and searching for answers. When you create an account on this website you can win points and earn rewards too.
We've created Mission:Explore to:
Young explorers can use this website to find activities that we call missions. When they mark a mission as complete they will win points which can result in earning rewards. Some points are won on trust while others require explorers to submit correct answers
Respected charities and public sector organisations (including schools) can create missions on Mission:Explore. The missions can be very varied, but can include hunting for animals, putting on performances and building dens.
If you are a teacher and would like to have a Private group account for creating activities click here.
Mission:Explore can be used to help children to learn about places in creative ways. The missions are designed to be fun, challenging and inspirational. Mission:Explore can be used to:
On this website you will find lots of missions for your children to complete. Many of them you can do together.
To make the most of Mission:Explore it's a good idea to:
We take child safety very seriously. Young people aged 12 or under are separated from all members of Mission:Explore who are 13-years-old or more.
In addition, anyone aged under 13:
For more details see our privacy page.
Once a child reaches the age of 13 they will automatically have access to all features on the network including commenting on missions, keeping an explorer log and mapping where they have completed missions.
It is a requirement that all missions are assessed for their levels of risk and benefit. Despite this, we advise you to make your own judgements before allowing children to complete any mission or exploration. You will be the best judge of what is reasonably safe for your child's level of experience and ability. In addition conditions can change quickly in places where missions are located and this is especially true in upland, exposed and coastal places. We encourage you to always plan ahead and to follow any local advice and codes, including the Countryside Code.
Mission:Explore is based on some children's books that we made. The books are full of illustrated challenges and a perfect for slipping into the back pocket of a bag ready for a day of adventures. They have won awards too, including being a National Trust & Hay Festival Outdoor Book of the Year 2011 and a Pink Stinks approved stamp for being gender neutral. The Geography Collective (a partnership of over 25 teachers and educators) teamed up with the The Workshop, a cutting edge design and development company in Sheffield, to bring you this site.
Together we are a unique team who work together to help young people explore and see the world in new ways. We care about young people, what and how they learn. We think that learning in the real world, in real places and about real issues are vital to any childhood. By doing missions on this website we hope that your children will be a little more confident, happy, empathetic and knowledgeable.
If you would like to know more or have any questions please visit our help centre.