Children & nature

We're on a mission to reconnect a generation of children with nature and the outdoors through nature-related activities for kids

Children walking between the trees
Two children building a den

‘50 things to do before you're 11¾’ 

Get up close and personal with nature this winter by trying ‘50 things to do before you're 11¾’. Whether its making friends with a bug or rolling down a big hill, there's loads to do with your family and friends.

Go wild in the woods

Child with magnifying glass with father in background

Hoe Fen Wildlife Discovery Area

Open all year round, whatever the weather, Hoe Fen is great for children of all ages to have a wild adventure. From Den Building to spying on nature in our Wildlife Watch Hut, the possibilities are endless!

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Trevor's story

Meet Trevor, avid birdwatcher and grandad of seven. For the past 50 years Trevor has pursued a passion for birdwatching and now his two youngest grandchildren, Patrick and Noah, are following in his footsteps.

Even though they live miles apart, the family is brought closer together by a shared love of nature. As Trevor says: 'You've actually got to get out there and feel it and touch it and smell it.'

Grandparents and grandchildren by a stream

Have an adventure with your grandchildren 

Whether you're getting closer to wildlife, journeying back in time or following in the footsteps of children's authors, discover more things to do with your grandkids this year.

Children enjoying the snow at Sherborne Estate, Gloucestershire

Junior membership 

We've introduced a junior membership for children and teenagers. Discover the benefits and get answers to any questions you may have.

Things to do

Find out what events and activities are on at our places near you