We are passionate about getting children into woods, learning about nature while keeping fit and having fun.

Nature Detectives is a ground-breaking website and wildlife club for children run by the Woodland Trust, a UK charity. The Woodland Trust initially created the Nature Detectives website with the aid of Heritage Lottery Funding in 2004. They have developed over 1000 downloads and imaginative ideas to inspire children, families and schools across the UK to help youngsters enjoy more time outdoors, learning about woods and wildlife.   They have kindly agreed to support this project by giving us permission to add links to their activity packs and downloads which can either be selected depending on the season or the type of activity.  You can either view activities by season, or search the full list.    –


The guidance at present is that local residents can go outside for exercise with their family but should not drive to tourist attractions for that exercise.     The car parks for Brechfa Forest are closed by NRW.     We have  continued to leave the information on ideas for family activities on our website as a resource for local residents.


Children building a woodland den
Get out and explore as nature bursts into life again. Find out more.


Child looking into a net by a pond
Loads of ideas for summer holiday activities whatever the weather. Find out more.


There’s still loads to see and do as the seasons change and the days shorten. Find out more.


There’s nothing better than going out with the kids on a sparkling winter’s day. Find out more.

Lockdown activities

The Woodland Trust have also produced a list of suggestions of ideas to do at home.

Spotter packs

Help your children become wildlife experts with these spotter packs.

Things to make

Ideas for things to make with items you collect on your walk

National Curriculum –

During the lockdown,   or if people are home schooling the links to materials provided to match activities with the National Curriculum for key stages.


This website is continually being maintained and updated by volunteers within BALM. If you have links to any other resources to help people enjoy visiting woodlands or moorland either in English or Welsh please provide us with information.