Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Watch has a network of local groups where children meet and have fun exploring their local environments.
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 throughout the activity.
See the events section for information on Wildlife Watch group meetings coming up.
Booking is essential for all meetings - please book by the Monday before each meeting to allow the volunteer leaders to plan and prepare. 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 Activities
Braunstone Wildlife Watch Activities meet in the Civic Centre in Braunstone Town and visits various sites in Braunstone and further afield.
The meetings are usually on the first Sunday of the month between 10.00am – 12.30pm.
The activities are run by Leaders Mick Gregg and Siroja Jethwa with Helper Kamrun Nehar.
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.
To book a place, pop into the Brocks Hill Environment Centre or call them on 0116 257 2888.
Rutland Water Wildlife Watch Group
Rutland Water Wildlife Watch Group usually start in the classroom at the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre at Rutland Water Nature Reserve, Egleton.
The meetings are usually on the second Sunday each month from 10.30am – 12.30pm.
The group is run by Leaders Lorienne Whittle, Judith Garforth with Helper Emily Fensom.
To book a place, call the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre on 01572 770651 or book online www.rutlandwater.org.uk/event-list/
Volunteer work party at Cloud Wood nature reserve
Cloud Wood Nature Reserve, near Breedon on the Hill
Friday 2nd September
Join the Friday Group and help manage Cloud Wood nature reserve for the benefit of wildlife.