Woodland Trust

Nature DetectivesNature's Calendar

Enjoy the wonders of autumn with fresh ideas from nature detectives, run by the Woodland Trust

 nature detectives

autumn leaf 


Autumn is a great time to play outdoors

Treasure hunting, leaf collecting, blackberry picking, conker playing, seed planting...

Get stuck in with free ideas and downloads.

autumn play booklet autumn play booklet

jam-packed with ideas

stack of resources  
200 autumn downloads

wildlife ID sheets, play, crafts


Create - download the adventure booklet 
NEW adventure booklets

bursting with outdoor ideas
for fun in the woods


autumn leaf

25 leaf activities

spotter sheets, games, crafts


maple seed  
fruit & seeds downloads

ID guides, quiz, puzzles, art ideas


pirate flag  
pirate playtime pack

treasure chest, pirate hat, stick ships!


blackberry pack

bursting with recipes + ideas


seed planting kit

collecting bag, planting tips


conker ideas + tips

collecting bag, how to play, certificate


fly agaric  
fungi activities

ID sheet, trump cards, puzzles


Hallowe'en pumpkin lantern  
spooky downloads

hair-raising Halloween ideas



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Like these ideas? Join our CLUB

Get fresh ideas all year-round when your family, school or group joins our nature detectives CLUB

nature detectives CLUB activities

Get a badger investigation activity, twilight trek spotter sheet, animal fact sheet, autumn puzzles, badger poster and nature stickers! Plus:

  • seasonal activity packs in the post
  • nature challenges every week
  • giant woodland wall chart
  • year's supply of challenge stickers

It's ideal for families who like getting outdoors, with options for teachers and group leaders too :O)

And it's great value, from just £12 for a whole year of fun!

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