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

Build a den

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!


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.'

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.

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.

Ranger Gwen at work

Meet the ranger on puffin patrol 

As the puffins arrive back in the Farne Islands after a long winter at sea, we met up with ranger, Gwen Potter, to find out a bit more about them.

Things to do

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