Nature Tots

Nature Tots

forest of dean nature tots

Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic Nature Tots is currently paused.

We will return as soon as we can. Until then please see our activities page for ideas to stay connected to nature with children under 5.

Information on Social Distanced Nature Tots, should rules allow for it to restart:

Get outside with your little ones and explore the wonders of nature in Gloucestershire with Nature Tots. We engage pre-school children in hands-on outdoor activities themed around wildlife.

Activities are age-appropriate and designed to promote greater confidence in the outdoors, physical and social development, and an interest in the natural world.

Nature Tots head out in all weathers so please ensure you and your little ones are dressed appropriately.

Nature Tots at Crickley Hill, Cheltenham

Meet between 9.45 and 10.30 for a staggered start on the first Thursday of every month at Crickley Hill café. Please book ahead to avoid disappointment.

Nature Tots at Greystones, Bourton-on-the-Water

Meet between 9.45 and 10.30 for a staggered start on the second Friday of every month near the Café at Greystone Farm and Nature Reserve. Please book ahead to avoid disappointment. There is no public parking at the farm, please park in the village. The farm is just a short walk up the lane.

Nature Tots in the Forest of Dean

These run in two locations during term time only;

  • Angus Buchanan Fields in Coleford – Meet between 9.45 and 10.30 for a staggered start on the third Tuesday of the month
  • Beaver Lodge in Parkend –  Parkend Nature Tots is currently paused due to COVID-19 related restrictions at that site

Who needs a ticket?

Nature Tots is suitable for children at the age that they start to walk independently. Each Nature Tot that is walking or approximately 12 months of age and would like to participate needs to book a ticket for the session. Book here.

Volunteer with Nature Tots

If you are interested in supporting Nature Tots as a volunteer please contact us at volunteering@gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk to find out more information.

Please note we cannot accept volunteers who would like to support the group in a volunteering capacity at the same time as their children attend the activities, unless there is another adult to accompanying their child / children. 

Nature Tots activities

Arts and crafts, activities and more!

The brilliant Nature Tots leaders, Stevie and Rosie, have been hard at work preparing some videos and downloadable resources for you to enjoy at home.

Get hands on
Things to do at home

Wildlife Watch activities

In need of some fun wildlife activities to do during lockdown?

Go wild!