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8 places to explore nature with the kids

 

The UK is brimming with wonderful countryside to explore and exciting things to do outdoors. From city nature reserves where you can see and learn about wildlife, to outdoor adventure parks and special events – there are plenty of fun activities for the kids across the UK. So here are a few ideas to get you all out there…and don’t forget your wellies!

Exploring nature by canoe © Laurence CorpsExploring nature by canoe © Laurence Corps

London – Wetland Centre

The award-winning London Wetland Centre offers visitors the chance to see rare and beautiful wetland wildlife just a stone’s throw from central London. The Wildfowl and Wetland Trust has several other similar centres around the UK.

Sussex – Seven Sisters Country Park

Seven Sisters Country Park, on the coast of the South East England, this is a great place to explore on foot, by bicycle or by canoe, particularly along the spectacular meanders of the Cuckmere River.

Sussex – Wilderness Wood

Wilderness Wood is a unique, award-winning working woodland in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Here you can learn about growing trees and using wood, or explore the many tracks and paths.

Hampshire – Marwell Wildlife

From red-eyed tree frogs to Amur leopards, there is so much to see and do at Marwell Wildlife – a 140 acre park, which is home to over 250 exotic and endangered species.

Devon – Becky Falls Woodland Park

High on Dartmoor, Becky Falls Woodland Park, with its huge oak canopy, rugged landscape and waterfalls, provides some of the most scenic and enjoyable walks in South West England.

Scotland – Cairngorms National Park, Grantown-on-Spey

Cairngorms National Park is Britain’s largest National Park, and home to 25 percent of Britain’s threatened species, such as pine martins, red squirrels and otters.

Scotland – Highland Wildlife Park

Discover the wild side of Scotland in a spectacular setting. Experience the amazing variety of animals found in present day Scotland, like mouflon sheep and wildcats.

UK – Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Gardens

No matter what time of year there is always plenty to see and do at any one of the RHS gardens at Harlow Carr, Hyde Hall, Rosemoor and Wisley.

Meercats at Marwell Wildlife © Laurence Corps Meercats at Marwell Wildlife © Laurence Corps Meercats at Marwell Wildlife © Laurence Corps

When you get back from your adventures, why not share a few pics on our Facebook page and inspire everyone else to get out there too!

If you live near our Living Planet Centre in Woking, Surrey, you cold also plan a visit to join in the fun educational activities we have planned for summer 2014.

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