We are now running a limited range of sessions across Sussex and numbers are limited to facilitate distancing. We will continue to review the situation as new guidance is issued. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
Monthly Saturday Nature & Bushcraft Groups for children aged 5+
- Henfield, Woods Mill, morning group: ages 5-9
- Crawley, Tilgate Park, morning group: ages 5-11
- Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, morning group: ages 5-11
We regret that our Seaford/Eastbourne and Brighton groups are on hold until Spring 2022 due to site unavailability.
Wildlife Watch groups are based on Forest School principles, providing a wonderful opportunity for children aged 5 and over to experience and learn from nature. They will be encouraged to tackle hands-on outdoor activities, work co-operatively with others, and have an opportunity to gain a sense of achievement while developing social skills and boosting confidence.
Sessions are themed around the changing seasons and discovering how to help local wildlife thrive. Activities vary at each location and may include: Exploring the reserve and finding out all about the birds, animals and insects which live there, identifying tracks and signs, playing games, building a den, making a bird feeder, woodcraft tool use, pond dipping, mini-beast discovery, preparing a snack and craft activities using natural materials. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
We go outside rain or shine, so please dress for the weather and be ready to get wet and muddy! It is essential that the children are appropriately dressed, and the temperature can be a little cooler in the woods or on the coast, long trousers and stout shoes or boots are recommended. So why not come along and give it a go!
Guidelines for younger siblings
The activities are tailored to children over 5 years old, so are not suitable for younger siblings. We would recommend our Nature Tots groups for 3-5 year olds instead.
Volunteering with Wildlife Watch
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Some of the fun things we could be getting up to at Wildlife Watch
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