We are very pleased that you have made it this far. Explorer HQ 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.
Explorer HQ 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 badges too.
We've created Explorer HQ to:
Young explorers can use this website to find activities that we call missions. By doing missions they can collect Currents and unlock badges.
Respected charities and public sector organisations (including schools) can create missions on Explorer HQ. The missions can be very varied, but can include hunting for animals, putting on performances and building dens.
Explorer HQ can be used to help children to learn about places in creative ways. The missions are designed to be fun, challenging and inspirational. Explorer HQ 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 Explorer HQ it's a good idea to:
We take child safety very seriously. Young people aged 12 or under are separated from all members of Explorer HQ 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.
Explorer HQ is made by a team of experts at Explorer HQ Limited. We work together to help young people explore and see the world in new ways. We care about young people, and what or 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.