Woodland Trust

Nature DetectivesNature's Calendar

Get outside this summer! Fresh ideas for children from the Woodland Trust

nature detectives


Group leaders

Our FREE resources are brilliant for planning group activities and working towards badges!

They are fun, flexible and really popular with leaders, helping you inspire children about nature, woods and trees.


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materials to help children explore
trees, hedges, ponds and gardens.
more coming soon!


small tortoiseshell butterflyFree themed activity packs 

printable materials,
choose by theme

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Plan the year ahead

browse activities by season



FREE tree packs 

Plant them
in your community




Like these ideas? Join our CLUB

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

Get animal domino cards, a pocket bluebell guide, tips for making your garden BUZZ with wildlife, stickers, plus leaf and mushroom spotter sheets!

  • 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!

see the latest kit you get when you join the nature detectives CLUB buy now button

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