A message from Steve Backshall, our President

'Wildlife Watch is a great initiative that will reach and inspire kids to get excited about nature, whilst caring for local wildlife at the same time.'

Steve Backshall, President of BBOWT

Win our Hedgehog Award

Hedgehog Award

Earn eight stickers on your hedgehog award card to claim your Hedgehog Award certificate. Details and award cards are available from staff at our visitor centres:


Alternatively, you can sign up on the Wildlife Watch website to complete the award online.

Family Watch

Please join your local wildlife trust today

Please join your local wildlife trust today

Please join your local wildlife trust today

Steve Backshall and Wildlife Watch members by Cliff HideSteve Backshall and Wildlife Watch members by Cliff Hide

Join Wildlife Watch and discover amazing wildlife on your doorstep

Wildlife Watch is the junior branch of The Wildlife Trusts and the UK’s leading environmental action club for kids. Becoming  a member of Wildlife Watch is an exciting way to explore your surroundings and get closer to the wildlife you share it with.

What do Wildlife Watch members get?Wildlife Watch welcome pack

  • Four issues of Wildlife Watch magazine a year, packed full of amazing pictures, puzzles, competitions and a fantastic wildlife poster with each issue,
  • A membership card,
  • A 60 page Wildlife Watcher's Handbook; with activities, photographs, information on UK wildlife and lots of ideas for things to do,
  • A wildlife poster bursting with amazing animals,
  • A sheet of fantastic wildlife stickers,
  • A Wildlife Watcher badge,
  • Information on our Wildlife Watch Awards schemes,
  • And a folder to keep it all in.

Exciting events for all the family

LadybirdWe've got a programme of events to suit families with children of all ages. From wetland discovery days to minibeast safaris, check out our What's On page to see how you can get involved. Our education centres put on extra events during half terms and school holidays. Come along and explore our nature reserves and family activities. Why not bring a picnic and make a day of it?

A wild website to exploreBadger

Visit our really wild website. It's full of wild ideas and nature-spotting tips. Play wildlife games, find fun activities and download spotting sheets to take outside. Chat to Badger on his blog and record your wildlife sightings in your very own nature diary.

Sign up for our family newsletter to receive up-to-date information about our family activities, ideas for going wild in your garden and nature reserve tips about where to go for local seasonal wildlife spectacles.

Join today and start your wild adventure!

Join Wildlife Watch

Start discovering your local wildlife!

To join the Wildlife Watch scheme please use our secure online direct debit form or call our Membership team on 01865 788300.

Sign up to our Family Fun E-Newsletter

Sign up to our Family Fun e-newsletter, with half-term and holiday events, seasonal highlights suitable for families and fun activities you can do at home and in your garden.

Children with badger at SCEEC by Sarah Hannington

Sign up to Family Fun

Wildlife Watch

Check out the Wildlife Watch website.  It's packed with exciting activities and ideas to get children involved with wildlife!