Family day out at the RSPB nature reserve

For families

Inspiring kids and families to love nature and learn about the great outdoors with fun activities and days out together!

Whether you go down to the woods, wander around the wetlands or have a trip to the beach - getting your family out and about in the natural world is a great experience.

Family Wild Challenge

Childen looking at fungi
Wild Challenge is packed with activities designed for you to connect with the natural world in brave new ways and earn awards as you go. Do you have what it takes to achieve gold?


To let you know...

Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are only sending personalised electronic certificates to those that achieve an RSPB’s Wild Challenge award at this time. We are unable to send stickers. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. We hope you still enjoy taking part.

Nature reserves for families

Birdwatching from a hide, Family day out at the RSPB nature reserve

RSPB reserves are really great places to get away from it all, get closer to nature, and enjoy spending time together.

Family day out, RSPB Otmoor Nature Reserve, Beckley, Oxfordshire

Take action

Family membership

Become a Wild Family and experience the wonders of the natural world together.

Your membership helps the RSPB save wildlife, protect wild places and connect people with nature. All Wild Families get:

  • Free entry to more than 170 nature reserves
  • The quarterly Nature's Home magazine
  • Brand new Nature Discovery pack
  • Family e-newsletter full of useful hints and tips
  • Free gifts of your choice
  • Children become Wildlife Explorers
  • Children get their own magazine six times a year

Get your family closer to nature and help it at the same time. Start your wild adventure today!

Meet the new bird on the block

Robin Robin and friends looking at a mince pie. They're all very excited

Is this the scientific revelation of the year? There's a new sub-species of robin, so rare it's not been spotted in the UK yet. This robin features in Aardman's upcoming film, Robin Robin, and we're very excited to meet her. Robin has an unusual upbringing, after her egg rolls into a mouse burrow in a rubbish dump.

She will be making an appearance on some of our nature reserves later in the year too, with a family-friendly trail and activity pack.