All posts tagged: activity

Beetles – the unsung heroes of the garden

Wild About Gardens, the annual garden wildlife campaign set up by The Wildlife Trusts and the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), makes a welcome return this week with beetles the theme for 2021. These important but often overlooked insects play a vital role in keeping our gardens healthy, and this year the two charities are calling on gardeners […]

Best summer in 20 years for butterflies

A survey carried out by British charity Butterfly Conservation has revealed that the unusually warm and wet summer last year provided a welcome boost to butterfly populations. Of the butterfly species surveyed over half recorded greater numbers, with 2019 becoming one of the best years since records began 44 years ago. Butterflies benefiting from the […]

Connect with nature for a boost to wellbeing

Spending time in nature and green spaces can relieve stress and anxiety with people reporting to feel much happier and healthier following an activity outdoors. In response to the recent coronavirus outbreak, and for those staying at home, The Wildlife Trusts has issued some simple tips and ideas to keep active while looking after yourself […]

Where to discover animals this Halloween

Witches and wizards, creatures of the night and spooky animal tales; read our pick of the best places to visit to keep your little horrors entertained this Halloween and half-term holiday … Head to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo for hairy, but not too scary, Halloween fun at Boo at the Zoo this October half-term from Saturday 19th to Thursday […]

Offer: Natural History Museum games for dinosaur fans

Hours of fun to be had over the summer holiday with these brilliant dinosaur-themed games from The Natural History Museum.  Plus, for a limited time only, both Cluedo: The Stolen Stegosaurus board game and Museum Operation Dinosaurs game can be purchased at half the original price – a mammoth saving! 🦕 Cluedo: The Stolen Stegosaurus board game – £15 (was […]

Become an underwater superhero in Brighton

SEA LIFE Brighton is inviting families to unveil their inner superhero in a brand-new interactive adventure this half-term – Underwater Superheroes. As they navigate from tank to tank, guests will face challenges from SEA LIFE’s Super 5 subaquatic superheroes – starfish, shark, octopus, crab, and seahorse. Will you be able to spot the invisible camouflaged […]

A celebration of sea stars in Brighton

Sea Life Brighton will unveil a dazzling new sea creature installation this February half term. Featuring more than 170 sensational star fish from across the world, Sea Stars is the UK’s largest celebration of one of the ocean’s most visually captivating sea creatures. Although the image of a traditional ‘star fish’ is often thought of […]

Natural History Museum release innovative kids books

The Natural History Museum have released some wonderful animal inspired books for kids of all ages, just in time for summer. The Lift-the-Flap and Colour series is an innovative new colouring-in range created in partnership with Frances Lincoln Children’s Books to stimulate a life-long passion for wildlife, ecology and conservation. Following on from the success of Jungle and […]

Zoo club at Drayton Manor

Drayton Manor Park in Staffordshire is giving animal lovers aged between 8 and 15 years the exclusive opportunity to join Drayton Manor Park’s Zoo Club for the 2017 season. It’s a very exciting time at the zoo, as the 100+ species already in residence are soon to be joined by lots of new and exciting […]