Wildlife Watch and Tots Nature Clubs

Wildlife Watch and Tots Local Nature Clubs

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Join your local nature club

Get your children involved with nature. They can become a member of their local nature club, or come along to their local Wildlife Watch or Wildlife Tots group. Wildlife Watch & Tots Groups are run by registered volunteers. Parents are welcome to join in most events. 

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Wildlife Tots Groups

Wildlife Tots © Lianne de Mello

Wildlife Tots Groups for under 5s

  • The emphasis is on family learning and all children must be accompanied by adults.
  • Activities are based mostly outdoors, in natural surroundings.
  • Please come prepared with waterproofs and wellies.
  • We ask for a suggested donation £4 per person attending.
  • Booking is essential
  • Please note dates are subject to change; always check online

Blashford Wildlife Tots

When: Usually two sessions on the 1st Monday of each month, 10.30am-12noon and 1-2.30pm.
Where: Blashford Lakes Education Centre, Ellingham Drove, Ringwood, BH24 3PJ
Contact: Jim/Tracy 01425 472760 or BlashfordLakes@hiwwt.org.uk. Booking essential.

Gosport Wildlife Tots

When: Third Saturday of each month, 10am-12noon from 16 Sep
Where: Grange Farm, Little Woodham Lane, off Howe Road, unless stated otherwise. Runs with Wildlife Watch group.
Contact: Hilary Percival 02392 527391 hrp7@hotmail.co.uk.

Isle of Wight - Wildlife Tots

When: Thursday mornings, 10am–12noon during term time. No need to book.
Where: Bouldnor Forest Centre, near Yarmouth, Isle of Wight
Contact: Kathy Grogan on 01983 760018 or IoWeducation@hiwwt.org.uk.

Isle of Wight - Wildbeach Tots

When: Dates and locations vary due to tide times, 10:30am-12:30pm. Check online for current sessions
Where: Meet at Lane End car park near the Lifeboat Station, Isle of Wight, PO35 5TD
Contact: Becky on becky.omelia@hiwwt.org.uk  or01489 774423

Milton Locks Wildlife Tots

When: Selected Thursday's, 10.30-12noon
Where: Milton Locks Nature Reserve, Locksway Road, Milton, Portsmouth PO4 8LT
Contact: Jess on 01489 570240 or Jess.Parsons@hiwwt.org.uk

Swanwick Wildlife Tots

When: Every Tuesday from 12 September to 7 November at 10:30 - 12noon & 1pm - 2:30pm
Where: Swanwick Lakes Education Centre, Swanwick Way, off Sopwith Lane, Fareham
Contact: Dawn Preston/Jess Parsons 01489 570240 or SwanwickLakes@hiwwt.org.uk

Testwood Wildlife Tots

When: Monthly on second Tuesday at 10.30am-12noon and last Friday of the month, 10.30am-12noon
Where: Testwood Lakes Centre, Brunel Rd, Totton, SO40 3WX (map ref. SU 353 149)
Contact: Grace Hall 02380 667929 or TestwoodLakes@hiwwt.org.uk. Booking essential.

Winchester Wildlife Tots (Winnall Moors)

When: Usually second Thursday of each month, 9.30-11am.
Where: Winnall Moors nature reserve (Durngate entrance), Winchester
Contact: Susan Simmonds at Susan.Simmonds@hiwwt.org.uk

Winchester Wildlife Tots (St. Cross)

When: Third Monday of each month, 10-11.30am
Where: St. Cross, Winchester
Contact: Susan Simmonds at Susan.Simmonds@hiwwt.org.uk

Wildlife Watch Groups

Child holding a toad © Amy Lewis

Wildlife Watch Groups for 5-15 years

  • Wildlife Watch activities range from nature hunts to woodwork
  • We ask for a suggested donation £4 per person attending.
  • Please note dates may be subject to change; please check online.

Basingstoke Wildlife Watch

When: Last Saturday each month from Sep to Nov, times variable.
Where: Locations around Basingstoke – please call to confirm.
Contact: Clare Lloyd Williams on 01256 782665 to book.

Blashford Wildlife Watch

When: Usually 2nd Saturday each month, 10.30am–12.30pm. 
Where: Blashford Lakes Education Centre, Ellingham Drove, Ringwood BH24 3PJ 
Contact: David Caals 01202 814743 or caals.sdzm@talk21.com

Gosport Wildlife Watch

When: 3rd Saturday of each month, 10am–12noon. 
Where: Grange Farm, Little Woodham, off Howe Road, PO13 8AB, unless stated otherwise. 
Contact: Hilary Percival on 02392 527391 or email hrp7@hotmail.co.uk to book.

Havant & Portsmouth Wildlife Watch

When: Please contact organiser, 10am-12noon 
Where: Please contact organiser for dates and location
Contact: Email havantwildlifewatch@gmail.com 

Isle of Wight Wildlife Watch

When: Please contact organiser. Booking essential. 
Where: Various locations, call for details 
Contact: Kathy Grogan on 01983 760018 to book.

Southampton Wildlife Watch

When: Please contact organiser, 10am–12noon. 
Where: The Roundhouse at Woodmill Activity Centre, Southampton (map ref. SU 439 152) 
Contact: Laura Mulley lamulley@hotmail.com to book.

Southsea Wildlife Watch

When: Saturdays from 10am-12noon, Please contact organiser. 
Where: Cumberland House Natural History Museum, Eastern Parade, Southsea, PO4 9RF 
Contact: wildlifewatch@hiwwt.org.uk

Swanwick Lakes Wildlife Watch

When: Please contact organiser. 
Where: Swanwick Lakes Education Centre, Sopwith Way, Swanwick, SO31 7AY and Titchfield Haven, Titchfield, Fareham PO14 4HJ (4 Nov) 
Contact: Carly on 07733980980 or Michelle on 07784391604 swanwickwildlifewatch@gmail.com to book

Testwood Wildlife Watch

When: Last Saturday of the month, 2-4pm 
Where: Testwood Lakes Education Centre, Totton, SO40 3WX. 
Contact: Grace Brennan on 02380 667929 or Grace.Brennan@hiwwt.org.uk to book.

Winchester Wildlife Watch

When: Please contact organiser 
Where: Winnall Moors nature reserve, SO23 8DX. 
Contact: winchesterwatch@yahoo.co.uk to book.

Joining is simple

You can sign up online by Direct Debit or call us on 01489 774400.

Membership costs £18 per year for up to four children of the same household (up to 15 years of age)
or get family membership for £54 per year. 

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What do Wildlife Watch members get?

Wildlife Watchers handbook with activities and information on UK wildlife
4 magazines a year filled with news, puzzles, competitions & a free poster
A diary covering a year of local events for families and children
Wildlife stickers
Wildlife Watch awards information sheet
A member's folder to keep it all in