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

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Ideas for darker evenings

batsA spine-tingling selection of ideas
to inspire young thrillseekers.

Don't let dark evenings keep you indoors.
These ideas are brilliant fun even after
Halloween and Bonfire Night.

 

Light up the night

leafy lanternnature detectives wildlife club arrowleafy lanterns

torch tagnature detectives wildlife club arrowthrilling torch tag

leaf fireworksnature detectives wildlife club arrowleaf fireworks

leafy catherine wheelnature detectives wildlife club arrowcatherine wheel

ice lantern instructionsnature detectives wildlife club arrowice lanterns 

nature detectives wildlife club arrowshare your ideas for twilight treks
 

 

Warming winter picnic

chilli pitta pockets recipenature detectives wildlife club arrowchilli pitta pockets

hot dogs recipenature detectives wildlife club arrowpicnic hot dogs

pumpkin soup recipenature detectives wildlife club arrowpumpkin soup

spiced apple juice recipenature detectives wildlife club arrowspiced apple juice 

gingerbread treesnature detectives wildlife club arrowgingerbread trees

toffee apple recipenature detectives wildlife club arrowtoffee apples

spooky fairy cake recipenature detectives wildlife club arrowspooky fairy cakes

picnic menunature detectives wildlife club arrowpicnic menu

nature detectives wildlife club arrowshare your warming picnic ideas
 

 

Hair-raising play ideas

spooky Halloween play booklet nature detectives wildlife club arrowspooky play booklet

spooky woodland log booknature detectives wildlife club arrowhaunting activity booklet

nocturnal animals ID sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrownocturnal animals

twig skeletonnature detectives wildlife club arrowspine-tingling twig skeleton

spooky bingonature detectives wildlife club arrowspooky bingo game

freeze a spider webnature detectives wildlife club arrowfrozen spider webs

spooky scavenger huntnature detectives wildlife club arrowspooky scavenger hunt

tree facesnature detectives wildlife club arroweerie tree faces

woodland potionsnature detectives wildlife club arrowwicked woodland potions

woodland spellsnature detectives wildlife club arrowwicked woodland spells

Make a witch's broomnature detectives wildlife club arrowmagical witch's broom

badger pumpkin carving stencilnature detectives wildlife club arrowpumpkin stencils

nature detectives wildlife club arrowmore thrilling activity sheets
 

  

Find wickedly wild woods

Perfect for spoooooky adventures :O)

spooky sky    
nature detectives wildlife club arrowexplore a magical wood

 find a Woodland Trust wood near you
 

 

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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, winter 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.

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

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