Go wild for families

Our free, family-friendly resources to keep the kids entertained

Seed Sowing and Growing

Autumn is the perfect time of year to collect and sow seeds. Follow our top tips to sow and grow your own seeds to support the next generation of trees!

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Seasonal

Woodland/Hedge Survey - KS2

Find out more about the trees in your woodland or hedgerow and come up with some questions of your own! 

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For schools

Woodland Story Frames - KS2

Every story needs a hero! Someone fearless, brave, willing to do good! Using natural materials, it’s time to create your very own woodland story. 

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Wattle and Daub - KS2

How did people build houses in the Stone Age? Let’s go back in time and build one! 

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Trees Through Time - KS2

This session lets children estimate the size and age of a tree, introducing them to the role of trees in the carbon cycle.  

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Tree detectives - KS2

Each tree is as unique as the learner looking at it but there are ways to identify the common trees around you… 

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For schools

5 Senses Trail - EYFS

Create a simple nature-based sensory trail for your EYFS class with this easy to follow lesson plan. 

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For schools

Minibeast Safari - KS1

It’s time to go on a safari on your own school grounds! 

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For schools

Habitats and Adaptations - KS2

We know squirrels live in trees and worms live in the soil. Now we'll find out how different plants and animals are so well suited to their homes. 
 

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For schools

Stained Glass Leaves

Create your own stained glass window from autumnal leaves! 

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Arts & crafts

Build a bug hotel

Insect and pollinator habitats are declining so by building a bug hotel you are creating a safe space for mini-beasts

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DIY

Build a nest box

Nestboxes are a great way to attract feathered friends to your garden with many returning to the same site each year!

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DIY

Natural Dyeing

This guide will help you get started and you can experiment with your own colours and materials!

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DIY

Tree Life Cycle

Trees have different stages of their life. Use this sheet to tick off when you have spotted each stage

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Spotter sheets

Tree ID

Spot as many trees as you can in your local park or woodland and tick them off on our spotter sheet 

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Spotter sheets

Tree Bud ID

Use our Tree Bud ID to identify trees before the leaves open in the spring

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Spotter sheets

Seed Spotter

Every tree starts off their lives as seeds. Use the spotter sheet below to find as many seeds as you can

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Spotter sheets

Minibeasts Hunt

Take a closer look at some of the minibeasts you might find in a woodland or even your garden!

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Spotter sheets

Butterfly Bingo

During the long and sunnier days of Spring and Summer, you can see butterflies dancing around from flower to flower

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Spotter sheets

Bird Spotter Sheet

Use this bird spotter sheet to identify and learn some common bird species in your garden or local park

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Spotter sheets

Magic potions

Perfect for smaller ones – have a go at making natural ‘potions and spells’ to cast in the garden

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Outdoors

Wildflower seed bombs

Create a wildflower meadow in your own garden with these super easy to make seed bombs

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Outdoors

Teddy Bear Teepee

Build a shelter for your teddy bear to enjoy the outdoors

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Outdoors

Magical Tool Shed

Make a tool shed for the fairies and elves to keep their tools safe!

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Outdoors

Kite Making

Make your very own kite and watch it fly!

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Outdoors

Journey Sticks

A great memory game for everyone; can you collect natural materials to tell the story of your journey and adventures through the woods?

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Outdoors

Hedgehog House

Help out one of our favourite garden visitors by building a home for them youtube link

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DIY

Build your own bat box

Create a home for bats in your garden using this step by step guide

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DIY

Wool Acorns

Bring some nature and colour into your home or style with your very own wool acorns, perfect for decorating your home or creating jewellery.

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Arts & crafts

Natural Paintbrushes

Explore new textures, lines, and patterns with these easy to make natural paint brushes

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Arts & crafts

Woodland Orchestra

Create your own sound of the forest with these musical instruments using natural materials

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Arts & crafts

Leaf Mobile

Make a mobile out of different leaves and hang them up to make your very own natural windchime

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Arts & crafts

Crafty Dragonflies

Create flying insects such as dragonflies, butterflies, bees & moths using natural materials

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Arts & crafts

Hapa Zome

Hapa Zome is the Japanese art of beating leaves and flowers to release their natural dye. It’s a great way of creating beautiful artwork without the need for paint

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Arts & crafts

Fairy Doors

Fairies and elves help us to look after our gardens and woodlands while we are asleep. They live in trees so let us give them a lovely door to their homes.

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Arts & crafts

Butterfly Feeder

Watch your garden come to life with this easty to make butterfly feeder

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Arts & crafts

Bee Origami

Create your own crafty bee to keep at home!

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Arts & crafts

Boggarts

Create some mischief in your garden or local green space with these clay Boggarts.

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Arts & crafts

Twig Rafts

Collect natural materials and have a go at making your very own twig raft - will it float?

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Outdoors

Pond Dipping

From snails to spiders, ponds are an exciting habitat that are teeming with life of all shapes and sizes! How many aquatic minibeasts can you find?

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Outdoors

Forest Art

This is a great activity to do at the end of a walk - collect natural materials along the way and create your very own piece of forest art!

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Outdoors

Colour Palette

Collect items from nature whilst on your woodland walk - making a natural colour palette!

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Outdoors

Forest Wildlife Checklist - KS2

Forests contain many types of habitat which are home to lots of different plants and animals. Use your eyes and ears to spot wildlife in the treetops, in the air, inside the trees and on the ground.

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Pinecone Playtime

There’s plenty of fun to be had with pinecones!

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Arts & crafts

Nature Stones

Nature stones are a creative and easy activity come rain or shine.

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Arts & crafts

Flower Pressing

You can enjoy flowers all year round by pressing them. Make them into a decoration or stick them onto a card to make it extra special.

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Arts & crafts

Flower crowns

Flower crowns are a simple activity that get everyone outdoors and being creative. You can do this in whatever season replacing flowers with other natural materials.

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Arts & crafts

Carton bird feeders

Make your very own bird feeder out of an old milk or juice carton.

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Arts & crafts

Butterfly masks

Transform yourself into a beautiful butterfly with this step by step guide to making a mask

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Arts & crafts