Nature Detectives: changes to the website and activities
Family membership communications manager
Updated 15 March 2021.
We've made some changes to the way we provide Nature Detectives activities for children.
On 16 March 2020, the Nature Detectives website was taken offline and you'll now be signposted somewhere new, as explained below.
Activities for nature-loving kids
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, we've been sharing ideas to help families keep children engaged and entertained while at home. It's been a fantastic way to discover the wildlife that's right on your doorstep too.
Our series of lockdown blogs includes a range of simple, nature-based activities that you can enjoy together at home, in your garden, or in your local wood. Visit our blog to get inspired.
Half term lockdown activities for families
Lockdown activities for kids to do at home
10 nature activities for kids if you're self-isolating at home
Nature activities for kids to do at home - part two
Nature activities for kids to do at home - part three
Nature activities for kids to do at home - part four
Nature activities for kids to do at home - part five
Nature activities for kids to do at home - part six
Nature activities for kids to do at home - part seven
Nature activities for kids to do at home - part eight
Lockdown activities for kids: ideas for winter
We know our activities are valued by teachers and other educators, so we’ve gathered together all our schools' resources and the most popular Nature Detectives activities in one place. You can now access these in Tree Tools for Schools, our free online learning hub.
By bringing everything together we hope to reach as many schools and young people as possible. And by helping teachers deliver engaging outdoor learning, we'll inspire the next generation to become guardians of trees and woods.
Teachers can also see our full schools offer by visiting our schools' pages. Here you can learn more about our Green Tree Schools Award and our free tree packs for schools.
Join the Woodland Trust as a family
Families play an important role in nurturing children's enjoyment of the natural world. Whether it's weekend walks in the woods or climbing trees in your local park, time spent outdoors together is hugely beneficial.
We help families connect to nature with our family membership. When you join, your children will receive Nature Detectives activity packs in the post every season, bursting with wildlife facts, nature crafts and ideas for exploring trees and woods. Grown-ups receive Broadleaf - our exclusive member magazine - and a guide to more than 1,000 woods across the UK to help you plan your adventures.
Plus, at a time when our members' support is more important than ever, you can be proud your family is helping to protect our environment for wildlife and people.