Children & nature

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

Boy holding a toad at Winkworth Arboretum, Surrey

Get crafty with nature this spring

Girl climbing on a fallen tree on Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Dorset

50 things springtime adventures 

Spring is a great time to get outdoors and try some of our top family-friendly 50 things adventures. From racing snails, to bringing up butterflies, there’s a lot to discover at this time of year.

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.


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 planting seeds in flower pots, Mottisfont, Hampshire

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