Wildlife Watch

Child goes wildlife watching with The Wildlife Watcher's Handbook(c) Emma Bradshaw

Wildlife Watch is the junior branch of The Wildlife Trusts and the UK’s leading environmental action club for kids.

There are 150,000 Wildlife Watch members around the UK (and the Isle of Man and Alderney too) and hundreds of local Watch groups where young people get stuck into environmental activities. Taking part in 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 members receive loads of exciting wildlife goodies throughout the year.

Wildlife Watch magazine

You'll receive a starter pack and four issues of Wildlife Watch magazine a year. This is packed full of amazing pictures, puzzles, competitions and you get a fantastic free pull-out wildlife poster with each issue. Many Wildlife Trusts also send members a local publication containing details on local events and nature activities.

Welcome Pack

Your welcome pack contains:

  • A membership card
  • A 60 page Wildlife Watcher's Handbook; packed full of activities, amazing photographs, info on UK wildlife and ideas for things to do. Plus Nick Baker, Springwatch star Simon King and other wildlife celebrities talk about their favourite wildlife!
  • A large A2 size UK 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

The chance to take part in local nature activities for families and children

Your local Wildlife Trust will keep you up to date with activities in your area. Members also get access to our UK-wide network of more than 300 Wildlife Watch groups and get to take part in our Watch awards schemes.

A wild website to explore

We also have a really wild website and a monthly e-newsletter full of wild ideas and nature-spotting tips. Play games, find activities and spotting sheets to take outside with you, chat to Badger on his blog and record your wildlife sightings in your very own nature diary.

Visit the Wildlife Watch website to start your nature adventure: www.wildlifewatch.org.uk

How much does it cost to join?

Young people can subscribe to Wildlife Watch as junior members of their local Wildlife Trust. Costs vary slightly around the UK depending on which Wildlife Trust you join but Wildlife Watch membership should cost no more than £18 for up to four children living at the same address. Many Wildlife Trusts also include Watch membership as part of a whole family package.

Contact your local Trust to find out more about a Watch package to suit you and how to join.