Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust looks after 33 nature reserves. To learn more about places to see wildlife around Leicestershire and Rutland please click here
Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust aims to give people of all ages and from all sections of society opportunities to enjoy our natural world and take positive action to safeguard its future.
Wildlife Watch in Leicestershire and Rutland
Our junior club, Wildlife Watch, is for young people who want to find out more about wildlife, make friends and have fun. We currently have three Wildlife Watch groups in Leicestershire & Rutland which meet monthly. The meetings give children and young people the opportunity to explore, learn about, and enjoy their natural surroundings in a fun and educational setting. Each year we hold four seasonal Wildlife Watch Family Events, which are a chance for all Wildlife Watch members to get together and find out about wildlife in the two counties.
Working with schools
We also offer an exciting Outreach Education Programme to primary schools in Leicestershire & Rutland. The programme consists of a range of fun and interactive workshops that have been specially designed to be delivered in school grounds. For more information, please visit the Schools Section of our website.
Wild Tots is for nature loving 2 – 5 year olds who like to get outside and explore. Wild Tots is a stay-and-play style session for parents/carers and their children to enjoy together. Groups meet outdoors, whatever the weather. Activities include: Minibeast hunting; Making things out of natural materials; Listening to stories; Wildlife themed games; Treasure hunts; Identifying trees and other wildlife.
There are 3 Wild Tots groups, meeting in Leicester. Wild Tots meet monthly on Wednesday mornings at Belgrave Hall and Gardens, weekly on Monday and Thursday mornings at Attenborough Arboretum. For more information go to: http://www.wildforestschool.org.uk/wild-tots