Children & nature

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

Family activities at Lower Halsdon farm, Devon
Children playing in the woods at Quarry Bank

50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ 

Fancy exploring the outdoors, learning new skills and trying new things? Grab your gear and start your adventure.

Children on the see-saw planks at the Woodland Play Area

Our top natural play areas 

Follow willow tunnels or make your very own woodland den in our natural play areas. You can also splash along muddy trails, hang onto rope swings and hunt for treehouses and bug hotels. Here's our pick of the best natural play areas at our places.

Enjoy splashing in puddles this season

The best 50 things activities to do when it’s raining 

Don't let the rain stop you getting outside and completing more of the 50 things challenges. We've put together a list of activities that are great to do when the sun isn't shining.

Children playing beside Derwentwater, Cumbria

Children need nature in their lives 

Our Natural Childhood report found that more children can identify a Dalek than a magpie. Nature's being exterminated from children's lives - now's the time to get it back.

David Bond and Ivy

We can't reconnect children with nature alone 

We’re proud supporters in the Wild Network, on a mission to re-wild childhood. With our partners in the Network we supported Project Wild Thing, an award-winning documentary that follows father-of-two David Bond as he battles to get children like his own off the screens and into the wild.

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