Updated 6 November 2020.

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.

Educational resources

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.

We no longer offer individual child membership. However, youngsters can still become Nature Detectives when they join as part of a family membership.

In fact, it's even more fun together!

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.

Got a question about these changes?

Our friendly team is happy to help.

Email us: supporters@woodlandtrust.org.uk