EYFS Minibeast safari

Pupils hunt through the long grass, trees and leaf litter to find and observe a variety of creatures.

Butterfly on thistle


Early Years


45 minutes

Allocated space

30 pupils per group

Pupils are introduced to a variety of different techniques to hunt in the long grass, trees and leaf litter to find and observe a variety of creatures in their habitats.  

Add two of our 45 minute activities to build a full day visit. We recommend Life in water, In search of a home trail, and Art in the garden 

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: 

  • Collect minibeasts in a variety of habitats.

  • Identify some of the minibeasts using simple keys.

  • Compare the creatures collected.

  • Sort the creatures into groups.

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: 

  • Mathematics 

  • 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.