Family nature activities
Explore the natural world with these fun activities for the whole family.
Encourage your children to explore nature in your local area.
Whether in a garden, park or woodland, use our activity sheets on your walks and get creative with the things you find along the way.
Use our handy spotter sheets to identify interesting nature finds.
Make a seed shaker (ages 0–3)
With your child, make a seed shaker and explore the different sounds that seeds make.
Make an autumn nature mobile (ages 3–7)
Collect seasonal treasures on your walks and make an autumn mobile to display your finds.
Pine cone investigation (ages 7+)
Investigate the clever ways that pine cones have adapted to survive.
Winter sensory play dough (ages 0 – 3)
Explore texture and scent with this sensory play dough activity.
Make a clay hedgehog (ages 3–7)
Hunt for natural items outside to make your very own hedgehog.
Seed dispersal investigation (age 7+)
Think like a scientist and explore the clever ways that seeds in your local environment have adapted to increase their chance of survival.
Fingerprint bees (ages 0 – 3)
Explore the bees in your local area and recreate them at home using your fingers and paint.
Grow your own native UK wildflowers (ages 3–7)
Help us restore the diversity of native UK plants.
Grow food from kitchen leftovers (age 7+)
Don't let it go to waste; grow your own food from leftovers.
Autumn spotter sheet (ages 3 – 7)
Use our handy spotter sheet to identify things you find in woodlands, parks and gardens.
Autumn spotter sheet (ages 7+)
From pine cones to fungi, see what you can find when out and about in nature.
Winter spotter sheet (ages 3 – 7)
How many winter signs can you spot?
Winter spotter sheet (age 7+)
What plants and animals can you see around you?
Spring spotter sheet (ages 3 – 7)
Are the daffodils swaying and bees buzzing near you?
Spring spotter sheet (age 7+)
How many signs of spring can you spot?