Kids' zone

Kids' zone

We believe every childhood should be wild

Devon Wildlife Trust has been helping children to explore and experience the natural world for more than 50 years. Here are four simple ways to help your child go wild...

Child leaping against sky-line

See our set of seasonal things to do. Photo, 2020Vision

1) See our seasonal things to do

Winter, spring, summer or autumn, sunshine or rain we believe that kids should be wild. So we’ve put together a stack of simple-to-do seasonal outdoor activity ideas for you to try.

Five children, faces painted, in woodland

Come along to one of our wild events. Photo, Helena Dolby

2) Come along to a wild event

Let your kids go wild at one of the 100s of outdoor events we and our volunteers run each year. Look out for rockpool rambles, craft days, bug hunting and more. Expect dirty hands, muddy boots and lots of smiles.

Adult and two children dressed as sea creatures, starfish and crab, at Seaton Jurassic

Become a sea creature at Seaton Jurassic

3) Go on a wild day out 

We have three visitor centres - Seaton Jurassic, Wembury Marine Centre and Cricklepit Mill - all offering great days out. Then there's our 50 nature reserves where kids can explore and run wild.

Swift Academy game homepage with swift standing in front of screen

Begin to explore a wild of wildlife with our on-line games

4) Rainy days

If getting your kids outdoors is a struggle then introduce them to the wonders of nature with our selection of fun wildlife games. These feature a colourful cast of characters including hedgehogs, swifts, moles and starfish. Ideal for rainy days!

Making the classroom wild

We work in schools across the county teaching young people about the beauty, fun and importance of wildlife and wild places. 

Read about our work with schools