Nature Tots

Let acorns become mighty oaks

Boys strolling through a field, Emma Bradshaw 

Perfect for little ones 0 - 5 years old

Our pre-school playgroup with a difference; encouraging 0-5yr olds away from plastic toys to learn, play and have fun outdoors.

All of our sessions are themed for example, Super Spiders or Treemendous Trees and include hands-on outdoor sensory activities and role-play games, natural craft, and wildlife stories.

Children can begin to have their first delightful encounters with wildlife close up, such as spotting frogs and newts in a pond to looking at mini-beasts with a magnifying glass.

They take place monthly at The Whistlestop Discovery Centre and The Wildlife Discovery Room at Carsington Water.  We also have sessions at Serpentine Community Farm in Buxton at a reduced cost thanks to funding from Nestle Waters through the Get Better With Nature project. 

Nature Tots at Derbyshire Wildlife Trust 

Come along and have some fun...

The sessions are great and we’ve made some fantastic things from houses for bees, bird feeders, leaf art, clay models, as well as learning about bugs, insects, trees, bats and pond life.
Helen, Rose's mum

Natural progression...

Is your child a little to big for Nature Tots? Come along to one of our Forest Schools!

We can't wait to meet you!

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Wildlife Watch, Emma Bradshaw

Children are happier and healthier when they're closer to nature.* The Wildlife Trusts have been helping children to experience and learn about the natural world for more than 50 years.
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