Connecting childhood and nature with Wildlife Watch

Children and animals at Barnstaple festivalHaving fun at Barnstaple festival by Kevin New

We believe every childhood should be wild!

Wildlife Watch is The Wildlife Trust’s young supporters club - becoming part of it is a wonderful way to unlock your child's wilder side.

You’ll receive great mailings four times a year full of magazines, wildlife posters, stickers and tips on how to go wild! You’ll also have access to the Wildlife Watch website with even more seasonal ideas for wild things to do.

Go wild with us!

In Devon we also offer a network of Wildlife Watch clubs. These groups are led by enthusiastic volunteers who are just waiting to share their passion for local wildlife with children and their families.

Most meet monthly to explore, make, create and generally go wild in the country. They make a great way to connect with the great outdoors.

Look from the list below to see if there’s a Wildlife Watch club close to you. If there is take the next step and contact them. The groups are very relaxed and easy going!

Find a group near you


Burrator group

When: One Sunday a month between 10.30am and 12.30pm 

Where: Burrator Discovery Centre, Yelverton, PL20 6PE unless otherwise stated.

Fancy doing something different with your family on a Sunday? Keen to explore the beautiful area of Burrator Reservoir and learn some new activities to do with your children? Then come along to our new Family Wildlife Watch Programme.

Each monthly session will have a different theme and will involve a hands on activity, plus hot chocolate and marshmallows! This year so far we have made bird boxes, bird feeders, dream catchers, bug homes, and dragonflies out of hazel, and have gone bug hunting and pond dipping.

Please wear old clothes and boots. There is a monthly cost of £1 per person.

You can email Emily at or phone 01822 855700 to find out more.


Girl with Pipefish in bucket

When: The 3rd Saturday in the month at 10.30am - 12.30pm

Where: various outdoor locations near Kingsbridge

We cover the South Devon area for all you young nature detectives out there! Join Clare, Gordon Sally and Roger to explore our beautiful South Devon countryside and to discover some of its wildlife treasures!

You can email Clare at or phone 01548 580466 to find out more.


Pond dipping

When: Once a month 2pm- 4pm

Where: various outdoor locations over South and East Devon

Stover is close to Newton Abbot, but our events take place all over South and East Devon for all you young nature detectives out there! Join Leaders Linda and Betina to explore our beautiful Devon countryside and to discover some of its wildlife treasures!

You can email Betina at or phone 01626 334470 to find out more.