We've made some changes to the way we provide Nature Detectives activities for children.

As of 16 March 2020, the Nature Detectives website has been taken offline and you'll now be signposted somewhere new, as explained below.

Activities for kids

With schools now closed due to the coronavirus crisis, we know many families are looking for ideas to keep children entertained over the coming weeks and months.

To help, we've pulled together some simple, nature-based activities you can enjoy together at home or in your garden.


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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 online learning hub.

Parents may also find these materials useful to help keep children occupied at home while schools are closed due to the coronavirus.

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 a 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 become fully-fledged Nature Detectives. They'll receive activity packs every season, bursting with wildlife facts, nature crafts and ideas for exploring trees and woods. You'll also 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