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 on a school trip at East Riddlesden Hall, West Yorkshire
Child in spring flowers

‘50 things to do before you're 11¾’ 

Get up close and personal with nature this spring 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.

Children on a swing in the garden at Osterley Park and House, London

Junior membership 

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

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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.

I am the Seed that Grew the Tree is an illustrated collection of nature poems for every day of the year

Discover the new nature poetry book 

Experience the magic of nature with 'I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree', a collection of poems inspired by nature. With illustrations on every page, the book has a poem for every day of the year, from Wordsworth’s Daffodils to The Snail’s Monologue. The perfect gift for a birthday or Christmas, children and grown-ups alike will love this unique book.

Things to do

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