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 through the meadow
Children having a snail race on the pavement at a National Trust site.

‘50 things to do before you're 11¾’ 

Get up close and personal with nature by trying '50 things to do before you're 11¾'. Whether it's making friends with a bug or stargazing, there's loads to do, wherever you are.

Gently squash the mixture into all the holes in your pine cone

Learn something new 

Have you ever wanted to have a go at making a bird feeder, reading a compass or spotting a water vole? Follow one of our many how to guides and become an expert in something new in no time.

2022 Nature Month-by Month: A Children's Almanac book cut out against a blue background

Discover nature every month 

Connect with nature and the world around you as you take a journey through the seasons with this Nature Month-by Month: A Children's Almanac. You'll find everything from nature spotter guides to indoor and outdoor craft ideas, seasonal recipes and celebrations of special events. It's a perfect gift that the whole family will love.

Child with a butterfly net at Crom, County Fermanagh

For families 

We've plenty to keep families busy whatever the weather. Every season brings new things to see and do – explore our garden shed of fun for some great days in nature.

Things to do

Find out what events and activities are on at a place near you