My Wild Neighbourhood

My Wild Neighbourhood

© Eleanor Church

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.

Children exploring wild places

© Matthew Roberts

Wildlife Watch clubs

Get your children involved with nature by joining your local nature club, supported by Southern Co-op. Monthly activities include nature hunts, woodwork and wild crafts, for children aged 5-15.

Find your local club

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 activitycolouring 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.