Somerset Wildlife Trust

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Families and Wildlife Watch

Somerset Wildlife Trust provides loads of great ways for you and your family to get involved with nature.


Join Wildlife Watch

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 Join Wildlife Watch and get:

  • 4 brilliant magazines packed full of things to do, see and take part in
  • Free posters and stickers
  • A cool handbook with loads of ideas of stuff to do and make. To find out how to join, click here. 

Wildlife Watch has a super cool website where you can share photos, download stuff and set up your own wildlife profile. Check it our here.

Drop in at a Wildlife Watch Club

Wildlife Watch clubs are for all children who want to get really stuck in - you don't need to be a member. Take part in shelter building, mammal tracking and overnight camps. If you are interested in joining an event, contact the group leader to find out when and where they are meeting. Contacts are at the bottom of this page.

Do the Hedgehog Award


For a different way to explore nature and help wildlife, join in with the Wildlife Watch Awards. Complete tasks and challenges to earn points and work your way towards completing the award and earning your certificate. You can complete the award online here

Go to an event

Our programme of events offers a whole range of fun things to get involved with from family fun days to child friendly bat walks. Check out the events page to find out what is happening when.

Why not visit a nature reserve?Common-lizard

From wide open spaces to run in to winding woodland trails to explore, Somerset Wildlife Trust has a nature reserve to suit every young explorer. Visit our nature reserve page to find out where you can visit and what you can do there with your family.

Become a Young Warden

Aged 12-18 and interested in nature? Then why not join the Avalon Marshes Young Wardens? Take part in practical conservation, species recording and ecology activities alongside conservation professionals and other like minded people. 





Wildlife Watch Club Contacts Leader Phone E-mail
West Mendip, Cheddar Sarah Ayling 
Nettlecombe Court, Nr Minehead Nettlecombe Watch Leaders 01984 640320
Taunton Deane, Taunton Perdeep Maan
North Brewham, Nr Bruton Cath Coward  
East Mendip, Nr Shepton Mallet Gill Odolphie  01749 840156 

Or you can get in touch using the contact form at the bottom of the page.


Other Stuff

Information for Parents

If you have any questions about Wildlife Watch please contact the Somerset Watch Organiser, Jolyon Chesworth on or download our Guide for Parent

Interested in becoming a Leader/Helper?

If you would be interested in supporting one of our Wildlife Watch groups please see our volunteering pages. We are currently in need of leaders/helpers for our Taunton and West Mendip groups.


 Photo credit: Andy Nelson, Kiff Hancock