Wildlife Watch and Tots Nature Clubs

Wildlife Watch and Tots Local Nature Clubs

Girl using binoculars © David Tipling - 2020VISION

Join your local nature club

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

Join now

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 Tuesdays, 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. 

Sign up now

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

 

Safeguarding and Child Protection 

We take child protection and safeguarding very seriously. Our Child Protection and Safeguarding Statement sets out how we implement child protection and safeguarding across the Wildlife Trust and who to contact if you have questions or concerns.

Forthcoming Watch events