Children & nature

We're on a mission to reconnect a generation of children with nature

School group enjoy 50 Things actvities in a beck, Buttermere
Exploring the outdoors at Buttermere, Cumbria
Children playing beside Derwentwater, Cumbria
Derwentwater, Cumbria National Trust Images / Paul Harris

Children need nature in their lives 

Our Natural Childhood report found that more children can identify a Dalek than a magpie. Nature's being exterminated from children's lives - now's the time to get it back.

Inspiring young explorers...

" They learn to light fires, take part in campfire cooking and learn basic woodworking skills. When they see what they can achieve their reaction is very inspiring."
- Tom Burditt, General Manager, North Lakes
David Bond and Ivy
David Bond and his daughter Ivy Jack Barnes/Green Lions

We can't reconnect children with nature alone 

We’re proud supporters in the Wild Network, on a mission to re-wild childhood. With our partners in the Network we supported Project Wild Thing, an award-winning documentary that follows father-of-two David Bond as he battles to get children like his own off the screens and into the wild.

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