Local groups

Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Watch has a network of local groups where children meet and have fun exploring their local environments.

Children having fun exploring wildlife

By going along to a group you will be able to make friends with other nature detectives and have lots of fun taking part in all sorts of practical activities - from pond dipping to wildlife safaris.

Wildlife Watch groups are free to join and welcome new members. They are organised by trained volunteer Leaders and Helpers who know about the local wildlife and wild places.

Meetings are suitable for children aged 5 - 12. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a parent/carer at all times.

See the events section for information on Wildlife Watch group meetings coming up.

Booking is essential for all meetings, and remember that groups do not always meet in the same place. To avoid disappointment, please confirm meeting times and locations when booking.

Braunstone Wildlife Watch Group

Braunstone Wildlife Watch Group meets in the Civic Centre in Braunstone Town and visits various sites in Braunstone and further afield.

The group usually meets on the first Sunday of the month between 10.00am – 12.30pm.

The group is run by Leaders Heidi Botting, John Dodd and Naomi Green with Helpers Kamrun Nehar and Darran Tait.

To book a place, pop into the Civic Centre or call reception on 0116 289 9270.

Brocks Hill Wildlife Watch Group

Brocks Hill Wildlife Watch Group meets at Brocks Hill Country Park in Oadby and regularly visits other sites across Leicestershire.

The group usually meets on the second Saturday of the month between 10.30am – 12.30pm.

The group is run by Leaders Dorothy Cooper and Jane Neachel, with Helper Kelly Hearn.

To book a place, pop into the Brocks Hill Environment Centre or call them on 0116 257 2888.

Rutland Water Wildlife Watch Activities

Rutland Water Wildlife Watch Activities usually start in the classroom at the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre at Rutland Water Nature Reserve, Egleton.

The activities are on the second Sunday in February, March, May, June, September, November and December from 10.30am – 12.30pm. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

The group is run by Leaders Tim Maddren and Rachel Ibbotson with Helpers Lorienne Whittle and Ros Holmes.

To book a place, call the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre on 01572 770651 or email [email protected]