Wildlife Watch and children's activities

Wildlife Watch and children's activities

Ross Hoddinott

Wildlife Watch Groups

If your children care about nature and love getting close to wildlife, then Wildlife Watch is the club for them! This is the page to find out more about joining one of our local Wildlife Watch groups and becoming a junior member of Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust.

You don’t need to be a member of Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust to come to a Wildlife Watch group but Wildlife Watch Membership is a great way of finding out more about nature and supporting our conservation work at the same.

Find out about our children and family membership here.

We have two Wildlife Watch groups across Gloucestershire that provide fun and unique ways of getting up close to wildlife.

Each group has their own programme of activities but they might include things like bat detecting, butterfly surveying, den building, mammal trapping, river dipping, natural crafts, bird box building, nature hunts, night walks, and much more. Wildlife Watch groups are run by dedicated and passionate volunteers.

Forest Explorers - The Forest of Dean area group

Forest Explorers, the Forest of Dean: meets 2 - 4pm usually on the second Saturday of every month. Booking is essential for these events – for info and to book, email forestexplorersfod@gmail.com

Newent Watch Group

This group meets at various locations in and around Newent. For more information please contact us.

 If you are interested in setting up a Wildlife Watch group in your area we would love to hear from you, please do contact us. 

Email: learning@gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk

Phone: 07342 999052

Children looking for wildlife (C) Matt Roberts

Matt Roberts

Activities for Groups

We offer a range of activities that allow children’s groups to explore, discover and gain personal experiences in nature.  If you are interested in running a community project or carrying out conservation activities please contact us to discuss possible ideas.

We can help Rainbows, Brownies and Guides, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts work towards many badges including:

Rainbows - Explore | Nature

Brownies - Seasons | Out and About | Wildlife Explorer | Environment 

Science Investigator | Seasons | Out and About | Wildlife Explorer

Guides - Explorer Badges |Backwoods Cooking 

Beavers - Explore | My Adventure Challenge | My World Challenge

Cubs - Backwoods Cooking | Environmental Conservation | Naturalist

Scouts – Environmental and Conservation

Activities for Children

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(c) Imogen Lois Robertson