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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.

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Fantastic family nature reserves

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...

Fantastic family nature reserves

A date with nature

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...

A date with nature

Activities

We've got lots of things for you to try. Find your ideal activity by choosing from the options below.

Make a home for ladybirds

Make a home for ladybirds

342Kb, PDF

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

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Guide to animal tracks

Guide to animal tracks

1.02Mb, PDF

Date: 24 October 2013

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How to find minibeasts

How to find minibeasts

193Kb, PDF

Find out how to make and use a pitfall trap, a sweep net or a pooter.

Date: 21 June 2011

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Autumn leaves

Autumn leaves

8Kb, PDF

Paint some leaves for autumn.

Date: 4 October 2010

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Bug bingo

Bug bingo

469Kb, PDF

Download and play bug bingo

Date: 11 June 2010

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Make your own binoculars

Make your own binoculars

83Kb, PDF

Create some play binoculars with cardboard tubes.

Date: 3 March 2009

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Make your own nestbox

Make your own nestbox

228Kb, PDF

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

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Apple bird feeder

Apple bird feeder

198Kb, PDF

Make an apple bird feeder and see what birds you can attract to your garden.

Date: 7 August 2007

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Go wild with the RSPB

Buy a Wild Families membership

Join the RSPB and help give nature a home while bringing your family closer together and closer to nature. More...

Buy a Wild Families membership

Things to do

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.

Welcome to RSPB Kids!

Our website for children contains activities, fun games and useful learning materials. More...

Welcome to RSPB Kids!

Top nature-friendly toys

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...

Top nature-friendly toys

Giving Nature a Home

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...

Giving Nature a Home

The Wild Network

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...

The Wild Network

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Let's get outdoors!

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