Nature Tots

Nature Tots

Engaging children with the muddy, magical natural world

Nature Tots is our fun-filled and educational play programme dedicated to helping pre-schoolers get in touch with wildlife and the great outdoors.

Each Nature Tots session is exciting and interactive, with all activities linked to the seven stages of development. Combining both independent learning and team-working, our sessions are designed to boost each child's communication and problem solving skills, physical development and creativity through good old-fashioned fun!

From environmental arts and crafts and story time to minibeast hunts, woodland games and much more, Nature Tots activities take place both inside and out, so you and your little ones will have a wonderful time come rain or shine. We can even provide wellies and waterproof suits if required.

Love going to Nature Tots with my granddaughter. The staff are friendly, welcoming and helpful, and really enthusiastic. I love that the children are encouraged to explore, get dirty and ask questions.
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Get close to nature

From bugs and slugs, birds and bees to flowers, trees and other flora and fauna, explore the natural world all around you and encourage a lifelong love of wildlife and nature.

Learn through play

Nature Tots is all about breaking free from the classroom and learning essential life skills through fun, interactive play sessions that don't feel like learning at all.

Get creative

Let your Tot's imagination run wild as they make wooden name discs, leaf collages, bird feeders and finger paintings during imaginative sessions themed around teddy bear's picnic, fairies, bees and more.

Encourage independence

Tots are encouraged to lead their own learning with gentle encouragement and prompting from accompanying adults. Watch their faces light up with the sense of achievement that comes from learning to use tools and completing a task all by themselves.

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Join a Nature Tots session

Nature Tots is held across our region so there is sure to be a session near you. Here are all of our current sessions:

Bolton

Where?: The HIVE at Moss Bank Park
When?: Every Tuesday and Friday morning, 10am - 11:15am
Cost: £4.50 per child
Contact: jhall@lancswt.org.uk

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Preston

Where?: Brockholes Nature Reserve
When?: Fridays during Lancashire term time, 9:30am - 11am
Cost: £4.50 per child (includes refreshments and free car parking)
Contact: eduadmin@lancswt.org.uk

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Heysham

Where?: Heysham Nature Reserve
When?: Monthly, 10am - 11:45am
Cost: £2 per child
Contact: egarston@lancswt.org.uk

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Liverpool

Where?: Springfield Park, Knotty Ash
When?: Monthly, 10am - 11:15am
Cost: £4 per child (includes refreshments)
Contact: mtoal@lancswt.org.uk

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What to expect at Nature Tots

Take a look at what we've been up to at Nature Tots recently.

Well organised, with hand-washing facilities (whether we are outside or inside), warm drinks, healthy snacks; even down to having hot water bottles for the children if we are outside on a cold day.
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