Young people & families

Opportunities for Young people & families

© Helena Dolby

Studies have shown that time spent amongst nature increases levels of physical activity, alertness, health and wellbeing in kids – and adults too! Swap screen time for wild time. Our work gives young people, children and families a chance to reconnect with the wildlife on their doorstep - why not take a look at what you can join in with? 

two girls making mud faces

© Helena Dolby

Groups for under 5s

Wildlife Tots

With emphasis on family learning you and your little ones can explore and learn about nature through a variety activities. 

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Child holding a frog © Amy Lewis

Child holding a frog © Amy Lewis

Groups for 5-15 years

Wildlife Watch

Join one of our groups across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Enjoy nature and try your hand at activities from species hunts to woodwork.

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Teenager surveying for species at Milton Locks nature reserve

© Paul Gonella

Group for 13-17 years

Young Naturalists

Join our monthly meet-up for young nature lovers at Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve. Learn valuable skills, explore our countryside, and discover our wonderful wildlife.

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Group for 12-18 years

Wildlife Rangers

Testwood Lakes Nature Reserve
Ages 12-18

Join us on the last Saturday of the month from 2-4pm. Sessions include:

  • Practical conservation and habitat management
  • Improving and expanding identification skills
  • Species surveys and monitoring
  • Trips to visit other nature conservation sites
  • Learning from local wildlife experts
  • Improving other skills like wildlife photography

Booking is essential. For enquiries please contact Sam or Grace on
02380 667929 or


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.