National Trust

Outdoor Tracker Pack Handbook

From 2008 to 2010, the National Trust carried out a project to develop best practice in creating outdoor activity packs for families with young children (termed 'Tracker Packs'). The project encouraged National Trust properties to develop more effective and engaging interpretation tools, using site-specific themes and activities that are relevant and meaningful to both adults and children.

As part of the project's legacy, Countryscape was contracted to help edit, design and produce a handbook collating best practice in family-orientated interpretation. The handbook was required to provide clear advice and information for use by National Trust staff in developing their own outdoor Tracker Packs. It was purposely designed and illustrated to a high standard in order to exemplify the types of graphics that work well with families and young children, and to help inspire National Trust staff to produce Tracker Packs of a similarly high quality.

The finished handbook was printed onto recycled paper stock using vegetable oil-based inks. It was well received by the National Trust and copies have since been distributed to all of the organisation's properties and estates.