Children & nature

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

Children playing with sticks in the grounds of Basildon Park, Berkshire
Children playing beside Derwentwater, Cumbria

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.

Child playing with winter leaves in the gardens

50 things top activities to do in winter 

Winter is the perfect time for playing in the snow, stargazing, bird watching, cooking on a campfire and lots more.

Children on the see-saw planks at the Woodland Play Area

Our top natural play areas 

Follow willow tunnels or make your very own woodland den in our natural play areas. You can also splash along muddy trails, hang onto rope swings and hunt for treehouses and bug hotels. Here's our pick of the best natural play areas at our places.

David Bond and Ivy

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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