We love the great outdoors, especially woods, we even spend our holidays in a Forest. So why did I not know about the Woodland Trust? I don’t know, do you? If you don’t and you and your children love the great outdoors then you should too.
So is the Woodland Trust? The Woodland Trust is Britain’s largest charity protecting our woodland and the wildlife that lives there. Did you know over 250 of our most threatened species depend on our native woods for their survival? Yet in the past 70 years, more than half of our ancient woodland has been destroyed. Not good. They are trying to inspire people like myself and you to get out and enjoy the woods, see what they have to offer, find out more about the wildlife in them and what they are trying to protect.
The have recently launched Nature Detectives for children aged 9 and under. The Nature Detectives website has lots of fun activities to try out for children aged 0-2, 3-5 and 6+. Perfect for over the Summer holidays. The kids and I have been making lists of all the activities we want to do when I am off work. We love the twig identification sheet, that’s first on our list. There is also a fun drawing competition for Under 9’s where you can win goodie bags and a top prize of a family Eurocamp holiday. There are winners from all 3 ages groups, so what are you waiting for.
Why not join and support the Woodland Trust with their New Family Memberships. You can join from just £5 a month and your fee will go towards protecting the woodlands, helping the endangered animals and planting millions of much needed trees. Included in the membership is:-
- Membership to Nature Detectives.
- A Nature Detectives welcome folder and activity booklet, plus bookmark, nature passport and stickers.
- New seasonal activity pack four times a year posted to each Nature Detective and weekly Facebook challenges.
- Different packs for different ages.
- A tree dedicated to you in your nearest Woodland Trust wood. (I love this idea)
- A unique guide to native British trees.
- Directory of Woodland Trust woods to discover.
- Two copies of our Broadleaf magazine each year.
- Two copies of The Woods Today magazine each year.
- Emails with details of activities, events and lots more.
There is so much to learn and do. We will be posting some more updates on the Woodland Trust and how we get on. Now all you need to do now is search for your nearest woods by using their fantastic search tool on the website. There are a lot more near us than I thought, it’s really interesting and fascinating to find out.
I have a Woodland Trust goody bag to give away to one of lucky readers, to celebrate the launch of the family memberships. The goody bag includes a shopping bag, an award winning notepad, a swatch book, a jigsaw and a mug. Enter using the rafflecopter below. The competition closes at 12am on 28th August 2015. Open to over 18’s and UK entrants only. Good luck!
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Disclaimer:- Written in collaboration with The Woodland Trust, all thoughts and opinions are my own.