Family & Youth Clubs

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School children learning about upland ecology as part of Flora of the Fells day, Helvellyn, Lake District NP, Cumbria - Peter Cairns/2020VISION

Family & Youth Clubs

If you care about nature and love wildlife then our Family and Youth Clubs are for you!  Explore your local wild places, get involved in events and activities and make new friends.

Watch Groups

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Rainton Meadows Wildlife Watch Group Building a Habitat Pile

For family members of Durham Wildlife Trust.

Activities aimed at 5 – 11 year olds. Children must be supervised by an adult.

Find out what each group is doing this month and book your place.

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Low Barns Wildlife Watch Group

Meeting monthly* in Low Barns Nature Reserve near Bishop Auckland, the Low Barns Watch Group are expert species explorers, from identifying hedgehog tracks to knowing their ducks this group have got their wildlife sussed. Join them on their next wild adventure.

This group usually meets at Low Barns Nature Reserve on the first Saturday of each month. Click the button above for details of upcoming sessions.

*the group does not meet during the school holidays, please the ‘events’ section for full details.

Rainton Meadows Wildlife Watch Group

Pond Dipping Pro’s, our Rainton Meadows Watch Group will have you toadally expert on wetland wildlife in no time. Join the regular sessions for a wildlife experience like no other.

The group usually meets at Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Click the button above for details of upcoming sessions.

Wildlife Watch

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Wildlife Watch is the junior branch of the Wildlife Trusts. For years Watch has brought children and families closer to nature, inspiring generations of wildlife enthusiasts. Family Members of Durham Wildlife Trust are automatically enrolled onto Wildlife Watch. In addition to the usual Membership Pack, Magazines and Car Sticker, Family Members of Durham Wildlife Trust also receive 4 copies of the Wildlife Watch magazine per year and our Wildlife Watch Explorers Pack, complete with Nature Handbook, Posters, Stickers and Wildlife Watcher Badge! 

Become a Family Member of Durham Wildlife Trust Today.

Young Rangers

Youths learning about wildlife around a tree

Activities for 14-18 year olds.

Our Young Rangers meet at Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve on the 2nd Saturday of each month. We head off in the minibus to a variety of reserves and green spaces across the region learning skills in nature conservation and wildlife surveys.

Perfect if you love nature, being outdoors and a great way to achieve your Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

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