EYFS In search of a home trail

Go on a trail to look for animal homes in trees and bushes, under log piles and in leaf litter.

Frog in a pond


Early Years


45 minutes

Allocated space

30 pupils per group

This trail is designed to explore the garden and find places where creatures make their homes. Each trail stop focuses on a different habitat for pupils to discuss. 

Add two of our 45 minute activities to build a full day visit. Recommended activities are Life in water and Minibeast safari.


Learning Outcomes

We design our sessions to match the learning outcomes in the National Curriculum. All our sessions have a cross-curricular approach and are tailored to suit the educational needs of your group.  

This session offers pupils the opportunity to: 

  • Follow a trail. 

  • Identify which places are used by creatures.

  • Observe the habitats closely.

  • Name many common British creatures.

  • Understand that all creatures (including humans) need a home that provides shelter, food and protection.

Curriculum Links 

All areas of the EYFS curriculum are supported in a cross-curricular form. 

  • Communication and language

  • Physical development

  • Personal, social and emotional development

Specific areas of learning: 

  • Understanding the world

Pupils on a Wakehurst school visit

Early Years sessions

Our Early Years Foundation Stage sessions use play, exploration, active learning and celebrating achievement to stimulate their learning and development.