Go wild! Discover nature in your community with Southern Co-op and your Wildlife Trust

Whether you live in the heart of a city or down a country lane – there’s always new wildlife experiences waiting to be discovered right on your doorstep.

Spending time in green spaces makes us happier and healthier - and best of all is good fun. With the help of Southern Co-op, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust is helping families get outside in nature and explore our wild neighbourhoods:

Join a nature club - Why not join one of our local family-focused events to explore nature hands-on. Wildlife Watch is our regular monthly wildlife club for 5-12 year olds - and there are a range of other events year-round run by our staff and volunteers including beach clubs, bug hunting and pond dipping. Check out what’s happening in your community.

Have a really wild adventure - For a really wild experience, visit one of your local wildlife havens. Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust nature reserves are home to some truly incredible creatures, including buzzards, badgers and butterflies. Find your local nature reserve.

DIY discovery - Why not download some of our free activity, colouring and spotting sheets for quick and easy ways to explore nature on your doorstep

Go Wild Guide - Getting outdoors is often both a free and easy way to keep the kids occupied. For ideas for what your family can do in your local green space, download your free Go Wild Guide.

Discover more and share your experiences at #MyWildNeighbourhood.


We would like to give special thanks to the photographers whose photos we used to create the Go Wild Guide: Front Cover: Matthew Roberts. I-Spy: Amy Lewis (robin, blackbird), David Kilbey (blue tit, moorhen, peacock butterfly), Richard Burkmar (house sparrow), Ian Cameron-Reid (chaffinch), Andrew Whitmarsh (fox), Jason Crook (swan), Jon Hawkins / Surrey Hills Photography (bumblebee), Dave Foker (pheasant), Malcolm Storey (woodlouse), Vicky Nall (caterpillar), Alan Price (daisies), Simon Marlow (dandelion), Ed Merritt (frog), Linda Priestley (deer), Derek Moore (mallards), Darin Smith (squirrel, rabbit), Tom Marshall (hedgehog), and Deryn Hawkins (ladybird).