A sustainable future for wildlife and people
See below for Watch events.
Wildlife Watch groups give children aged 5 -13 the opportunity to discover local wildlife. We provide practical activities like bat walks, pond dipping, creating homes for wildlife and campaigning to protect our environment. Children have lots of fun being nature detectives and making new friends whilst making a real difference to wildlife in Wiltshire.
This is our longest running Watch group in Wiltshire – Phil Dean set the group up over 20 years ago and he continues to inspire families to get out and explore the wonderful wild places Swindon has to offer. As a former country park ranger, Phil has used Stanton Park and Coate Water Country Park as the two main bases for the Watch group, with the support of Swindon Borough Council. Over the years the Watch group has been involved in many projects, including planting trees in the beautiful peace garden at Coate Water, restoring paths, painting benches, building bird tables and so much more. Sessions do not take place each month so please contact Phil for details on when and where the next session will be held.
A small charge is made for activities and Watch members receive a discount. Activities are promoted on our website and through our monthly enews. Booking is usually required as we are often oversubscribed.
All our Wildlife Watch groups are supported by Wiltshire Wildlife Trust. The groups operate within a monitored framework of child welfare and safety and all leaders undergo a thorough recruitment process to check their suitability to work with young people. Groups meetings are usually held once a month for a couple of hours during weekends or evenings. Group sizes and age ranges vary between groups
Phil Dean- 01793 695901
If you know someone who would like to be a part of Wildlife Watch-
Buy Watch Membership online
Contact our membership office: Membership@wiltshirewildlife.org