Wildlife Watch

Perfect for naturally inquisitive children

Wildlife Watch, Emma Bradshaw

Between 8 and 15 and love being outside?

Wildlife Watch is the club for you!

Wildlife Watch is the junior membership branch of The Wildlife Trusts. You can join for just £17 a year. Your money will help us look after wildlife and wild places near you.

What you get

With Wildlife Watch you'll get loads of goodies - when you join you get a pack with badges, stickers and a pocket guide. You'll also get regular magazines full of wildlife stories, craft activities for you to try and lots more. There are also lots of fantastic online resources for you to download and get involved with.

Derbyshire's Wildlife Watch groups...

Chesterfield

Come along and join Chesterfield's Wildlife Watch Group for some wild fun!

We will be meeting one Sunday afternoon each month at different locations around Chesterfield to:

  • take part in creative activities
  • make things to attract wildlife into your garden 
  • explore local nature reserves and different habitats learn about wildlife and the countryside 
  • be inspired by experts/ reserve officers who will lead some of the activities 
  • have fun!

Cost for each session is £1.50 but advance booking is essential. To book please ring Jan Greatorex on 07751265955

The group is for children between the ages of 5-13 years. ( 7years and under must be accompanied by an adult).

We are always looking for volunteers to help at Watch events. If you'd like to help or be involved in any way, please call the Trust on 01773 881188, or email enquiries@derbyshirewt.co.uk

Hardwick

Hardwick Wildlife Watch group is run by the National Trust in partnership with Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.

We meet at Hardwick Park Centre on the Hardwick Estate, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ. Our sessions are usually on 2nd Sunday in every month, 10am – 12 noon, unless otherwise stated on our programme.

Parents are welcome to stay with children and join in the fun, or children can be dropped off and attend without parents if aged 8 or over.

We cater for children aged 3 – 13 years, with a varied programme that the children design themselves each year. Activities include bird ringing, making bird feeders, bird boxes, bat boxes, bug hotels, pond dipping, falconry, bat walks, litter picking and practical conservation work such as tree planting and coppicing.

Contact Jo Rawson or Jenny Middlehurst on 01246 851787 or email hardwickhall@nationaltrust.org.uk

Rosliston

Rosliston Wildlife Watch Group is run by South Derbyshire District Council in partnership with Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.

We usually meet on Tuesdays during school holidays at Rosliston Forestry Centre 2pm - 4pm but times can vary.

Activities are aimed at children and young people up to 14 years old and include minibeast safaris, nature walks, pond dipping.  Children must be supervised by an Adult.

Cost is £2.50 per child per session.

Ellen Hill/Kate Allies 01283 535039 or visit the Rosliston Forestry Centre website

Come along to one of our Watch Groups and learn about wildlife through fun activities and outings.

Watch Groups are open to everyone so you don't need to be a member, but if you are you will also receive newsletters and updates on other family-friendly events being organised by the Trust.