Children & nature

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

 Child taking a photograph in the garden at Belton House, Lincolnshire.
A boy with a fishing net among the rockpools at Birling Gap, East Sussex

Rockpooling guide for families 

Rockpooling is a great family activity best enjoyed from late spring until early autumn. Our ranger and rockpooling fan Kate Martin shares her top tips for a day out discovering the fascinating creatures found on our shores.

Kayaking in the sea off Middle Beach, Studland, Dorset

50 things summertime challenges 

Rivers are waiting to be explored, trees long to be climbed and shooting stars sparkle just out of sight. Why not head out on an adventure and see which of your favourite 50 things challenges you can complete this summer?

Go wild in the woods

A girl climbing a tree

How to climb trees 

Climbing trees is easy, all you need is your courage, good grip and a sense of adventure. Follow these top tips and tricks to help you to conquer tree-climbing safely and soon you'll be on top of the world.


Lucy's story

Aged 13, Lucy is on a mission to protect her local wildlife. She lives in a block of flats in London, but spends her time designing wildflower meadows and creating habitats at nearby Morden Hall Park, with a group of like-minded young people who are determined to make a difference.

‘I’ve always loved the environment but I’ve never really known how to help it,’ says Lucy, as she and the Urban Rangers set about transforming their favourite green space.

Ranger Gwen at work

Meet the ranger on puffin patrol 

As the puffins arrive back in the Farne Islands after a long winter at sea, we met up with ranger, Gwen Potter, to find out a bit more about them.

Things to do

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