Woodland Trust

Nature DetectivesNature's Calendar

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

 nature detectives



snowflakeIt's a great time to play outdoors

Twig tower building, tree planting,
hunting for animal tracks in the mud
or snow...

Get stuck in with free ideas and downloads.

stack of resources 
winter downloads

spotter sheets, art sheets, puzzles


winter play booklet 

winter play booklet

jam-packed with games


Create - download the adventure booklet 
NEW adventure booklets

bursting with outdoor
ideas for fun in the woods


winter wonderland activities

snowy fun and winter games


fun with sticks!

twig towers, sticks ships,
magic wands... 


bird activity pack

spotter sheets, feeders, wallpapers


picnic basket 
winter picnic kit

scrumptious, warming recipes


welly wander

fun on a winter walk!


oak tree 
tree activity pack

twig ID, art sheets, activities


tree planting kit

collecting bag, planting tips


Hat and mittens    
explore 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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