Wild Times Adventures

We offer regular events for families and children of all ages to get hands-on and experience nature.

Click here for your next Wild Adventure!

SWT strongly believes in connecting children and young people to nature through direct hands on experiences so they might grow to appreciate and care for our local environment. 

On average, Britain’s children watch more than 17 hours of television a

The following findings are taken from the Natural Childhood Report, compiled by By Stephen Moss for the National Trust.

'On average, Britain’s children watch more than 17 hours of television a week: that’s almost two-and-a-half hours per day, every single day of the year. Despite the rival attractions of the Internet, this is up by 12% since 2007.'

'British children are also spending more than 20 hours a week online, mostly on social networking sites.'

'Around three in ten children in England aged between two and 15 are either overweight or obese.'

'One in ten children aged between five and 16 have a clinically diagnosed mental health disorder.'


The solution...

Research has shown that wild places vastly improve childrens well being, allowing them to learn about themselves and their relationship with the world around them. Outdoor play helps children manage risk, interact with other people and of course keep fit and healthy.

As well as being a haven for wildlife, we very much encourage families to use our sites for playing in. We want to see more children enjoying the benefits of local greenspaces and in doing so beginning to appreciate the natural world and care for it.


Wild Tots, Play & Rangers

Surrey Wildlife Trust has drawn up a comprehensive wild play programme to help parents allow their children to experience the outside world in a fun and engaging way. Our programme includes activities on our nature reserves for:

2 – 6 years olds (Wild Tots)
7 – 11 years olds (Wild Explorers)
All the family (Wild Families)


Wild Tots – 2-6 yr olds
Does your toddler like playing outdoors?
If so here is a chance for them to have some fun time with Surrey Wildlife Trust: We will be playing games, hunting minibeasts and being creative in the woods. Wild Tots provides a wonderful opportunity for your little ones to experience and learn from nature.
Join us for stories, adventures and discoveries in the woods! Booking essential.


Wild Explorers – 7-11 yr olds
A Forest School inspired session at a reserve near you. Activities may include games, den building, making natural crafts, toasting marshmallows, fire lighting and more!
Sessions run 10:00 – 15:30 during the school holidays. Booking essential.


Wild Families – For everyone!
Bring the whole family outside for a Forest School inspired session.
Games, crafts and activities for all to participate in and get engaged with nature. 
Sessions run 10:30 – 12:30 on the 2nd Saturday of each month at Newlands Corner in Guildford. Booking essential.

Upcoming Events

The sessions offer children and young people outdoor experiences, learning and just plain good fun with an experience leader. Click here for upcoming events. 


Project Wild Thing

The Wild Network is a collaboration of organisations committed to tackling the issues raised in the film entitled ‘Project Wild Thing’. The network exist to champion and support connection with nature and wildness in children and young people. SWT is involved with many other organisations at a national and local level.

If you are passionate about children being playing in the wildness, the outdoors, outdoor play, outdoor education, or nature re­connection and want to get involved then please... 

join us on the journey