Let’s Play Nature Detectives, With the Woodland Trust

(Free downloads included!)

We’re getting involved and helping the Woodland Trust raise awareness of the importance of protecting and creating woodland, and we couldn’t be more excited. As the next step in our growing partnership, we’re pledging to plant 250,000 trees by 2022.

All of this tree planting has inspired to us to get out and explore the woodlands we’re lucky enough to have here in the UK. The Woodland Trust has provided us with five amazing activity downloads, so the whole family can enjoy the outdoors without spending a single penny!  Simply hit print, lace up, get your detective hats on and head for the forest…

The Woodland Trust is the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity, working to highlight the importance of protecting and creating woodland, so that it can be enjoyed by everyone – now and in years to come. Wherever you are in the UK you are certain to be closer to a Woodland Trust wood than you think, with over 1,000 sites.

1. Twig Shape Discovery

Broaden your twig knowledge and add to the twig ID mission by looking at whether the twigs are smooth, rough or straight.  This one is great for encouraging little eyes to look closer at nature’s detail.

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2. Twig ID

Now you’ve got to grips (literally) with the different shapes of twigs, it’s time to see if you can identify where they came from. We have 18 different types of twigs for you find – who knew there were so many?  Time to get twiggy with it!

3. Hedgerow Hunting

The hedgerows are a world of their own and you never know what you will find.  Perhaps a bee, some berries or a web, which if you follow it leads to its creator, the spider.  Prepare for the unexpected…

4. Minibeast Hunting

Get some wellies on and head out into the mud on a hunt. Try not to squish the slugs and look out for the different spotted ladybirds.

5. Touchy Feely

Time to get hands-on with nature and make your touch senses come alive.  From the feeling of the rough bark and the spongy moss to the crunchy twigs beneath your feet, there’s so much sensory fun to be had in the woods.

Feeling inspired by our wonderful woodlands? We’re proud to be working in partnership with Woodland Trust, pledging to plant 250,000 trees by 2022, to support the fight against climate change and create more woodlands for us to enjoy and explore.

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