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Family nature exploration activities in North East England, the North Pennines, Northumberland, Durham and Kielder

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Family nature activities

red squirrel in NorthumberlandGetting children closer to wildlife and nature

A range of fun half day activities designed specifically for families to introduce children to the wonders of the natural world from minbeasts in ponds to sitting next to a campfire in the middle of a woodland filled with bird song.

There is something for all ages from 5 years old up to teenagers. For older teenagers see our wildwatch safaris

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Pondwatch and minibeasts

Woodland nature detectives

Natural magic

Family bushcrafts

Children's parties

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Explore for the wildlife in a pond and hidden in meadows  and hedges. Using pond dipping nets, sweep nets and magnifying collection jars........ find out more about pond life and minibeastsExplore looking for the tracks, trails and signs left by the wildlife hidden in woodland. Take a plaster cast of any footprints we fin. Search for the minibeasts hidden in the leaves ........ find out more about woodland nature detectivesYou’ll experience nature like you never have before; see it, hear it, touch it and smell it in a whole load of excitingly different new ways........ find out more about natural magic Build a shelter, light a fire, cook a meal, make something to take away....... find out more about family bushcraftsChoose from Wild Bushmen (bushcrafts), Wildlife Antics (a series of wildlife and nature games) or Nature Detectives ...... find out more children's parties