Family nature activities
Explore the natural world from the comfort of your own home or local area 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.
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.
Herbarium specimen suncatcher (ages 0-3)
Use fallen leaves and petals to create your own herbarium specimen suncatcher.
Create a biodiverse summer collage (ages 3-7)
Be inspired by Kew’s diverse collections and create a colourful summer collage using pressed flowers
Plant dye investigation (age 7+)
Scientists recently discovered a new brilliant blue pigment in cabbage that could replace synthetic food dye! Explore for yourself with this natural dye investigation.
Supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.