Woodland Trust

Nature DetectivesNature's Calendar

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

nature detectives


smiley faceSchools

The Woodland Trust has already
engaged 20,000 schools with our
extensive range of resources.

They are designed to help teachers deliver outdoor learning, inspiring children about nature, woods and trees.

trophiesGreen Tree Schools Award

FREE to register - collect points
to win awards

Brand NEW Challenge3 points available
Become woodland ambassadors


FREE tree packs

30, 105 or 420 saplings,
to plant in your school grounds

Free Forest Schools pack

activity sheets and ideas
for the outdoor classroom


small tortoiseshell butterfly Free topic activity packs  

printable materials,
browse by theme 


wood visit resources

free educational materials
for your wood visit

                              choose by country  

Plan the year ahead

browse activities by season,
get your class outdoors 


More ideas


Like these ideas? Join our CLUB

Get fresh ideas for your class or club all year-round, when you join 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 schools who are passionate about outdoor learning.

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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