Things to do
Spending time as a family in nature is something special. It might be jumping in puddles, kicking up leaves, or listening to birds singing from the tops of trees.
These simple things can make a busy week feel better and brighten most moods, and bring a bit of adventure into your lives. Find out what you can do and how we can help you.
RSPB reserves are great places to get away from it all, see some wildlife, and enjoy spending time together as a family in a lovely setting. More...
Let us take you on a date with nature. Our events run all over the UK and get you close to some of the most exciting wildlife around. Most dates are free, too! More...
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We've got lots of things for you to try. Find your ideal activity by choosing from the options below.
Senses of spring
Date: 23 March 2015
Make a home for ladybirds
Here’s a simple family activity you can do together that will give ladybirds somewhere safe to shelter over the winter.
Date: 24 October 2013
Guide to animal tracks
How to find minibeasts
Find out how to make and use a pitfall trap, a sweep net or a pooter.
Date: 21 June 2011
Paint some leaves for autumn.
Date: 4 October 2010
Download and play bug bingo
Date: 11 June 2010
Make your own binoculars
Create some play binoculars with cardboard tubes.
Date: 3 March 2009
Make your own nestbox
If you’d like to help the birds in your garden, why not have a go at making your own nestbox?
Date: 9 January 2009
Apple bird feeder
Make an apple bird feeder and see what birds you can attract to your garden.
Date: 7 August 2007
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Join the RSPB and help give nature a home while bringing your family closer together and closer to nature. More...
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We've got lots of things for you to enjoy as a family, from info on how to make your garden a home for nature, to crafty activities and online games.
Our website for children contains activities, fun games and useful learning materials. More...
From cuddly singing birds, hand puppets and wildlife craft kits to robotic bugs, kites and binoculars for small hands, we've got everything you need for that small person who loves wildlife. More...
Sign up to get simple, fun activities tailored to where you live and we'll help you discover how to give nature a home on your doorstep. More...
The Wild Network is kick-starting a revolution. It’s a rapidly growing movement of thousands of organisations and individuals, reconnecting kids with nature and the outdoors. Get involved today! More...
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Families share their favourite reasons for getting outside