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Family John Muir Award

If you spend four days (or at least 24 hours) or more with your family discovering, exploring, conserving and sharing wild places then you could achieve the Pembrokeshire Coast Family John Muir Award.

The John Muir Award is an environmental award scheme focused on wild places. It encourages people of all backgrounds to connect with, enjoy, and care for wild places and can be done over the course of a week, six months or longer.

We’ve produced a leaflet for families that will explain everything you need to do the Pembrokeshire Coast Family John Muir Award. Click the link to download our John Muir Family Award leaflet.

You can share your John Muir Award journey in the Facebook group.

It’s a brilliantly flexible way for all families to experience the outdoors, learn about nature and care for our wonderful wild places.

Everyone can get involved, from toddlers to teens, to grown-ups and grandparents, couples and cousins, aunties and uncles, complete newbies and seasoned adventurers!

Watch the videos on the John Muir Award Youtube channel for lots of ideas about what you could do.

For advice you can email, or call the National Park Authority and ask for the Discovery Team who will be happy to talk it through. Drop into one of the National Park Visitor Centres, or come along to one of our John Muir Award Family Discovery Sessions (see below).


Completing the Award

All you need to do is show us the evidence that you have spent at least four days discovering, exploring, conserving and sharing wild places.  You can keep a journal on paper, take photographs or make a video about what you have been doing.  Bring your evidence in to one of our centres or e-mail

About John Muir

John Muir was an adventurer, a writer and environmentalist, who helped set up the very first National Park.  The John Muir Award is provided by the John Muir Trust, a conservation charity dedicated to protecting and enhancing wild places. We are working in partnership with the John Muir Trust to encourage families and groups to do the award in Pembrokeshire. 


Useful resources and Links

John Muir Award

Mission Explore: John Muir, an excellent free e-book with loads of fun activities to try with kids (big or small!)

Pembrokeshire Coast Family John Muir Award Facebook group

What to Know, Where to Go Wildlife Leaflets – the National Park authority’s guides to rock pooling, seals, sea birds, bats, crab catching, pond dipping and the wild coast in Pembrokeshire.

Nature Detectives

Discover John Muir

Wild Time

Enjoy Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire Outdoor Charter – adventure activities like climbing, kayaking, coasteering, bushcraft etc

National Trust’s 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾

Walks for All in the National Park

The Wild Network



Opal Explore Nature

Countryside Code

Big Garden Birdwatch

Big Butterfly Count

Record non-native species

West Wales Biodiversity Information Centre

Wild Places to explore

Carew Castle and Tidal Mill

Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre, St Davids

Castell Henllys Iron Age Village

National Trust Stackpole Centre

Colby Woodland Gardens

Welsh Wildlife Centre, Cilgerran

Pembroke 21C

Dale Fort

Pembrokeshire Biodiversity Partnership


John Muir: Earth, Planet, Universe – free graphic novel to download all about John Muir’s life story.