Do you know any young explorers aged between 2.5 and 5 years? Looking for outdoor learning and play sessions to help them connect to nature? Nature Tots is starting very soon!

Photo: Stephen Morgan

We’re excited to be launching these new sessions at RSPB Fairburn Ings this autumn. They’re hands-on and sensory, encouraging child-led exploration and natural play – a fantastic opportunity to meet other young explorers and experience all sorts of natural wonders on our beautiful reserve. Each session will focus on a different theme, from wiggly worms to hedgehogs and hibernation, and will all involve storytelling, music and games.

Nature Tots will particularly focus on outdoor play, so sessions will mostly take place outside on our reserve. We’re excited for this opportunity to share some of the amazing wildlife that calls Fairburn Ings home, and to inspire our Nature Tots to care for nature and keep exploring. Yorkshire weather is famously changeable so everyone is advised to dress appropriately – we can’t wait to see our explorers on site in their wellies and raincoats!

Rebecca Savage, our Learning Officer, is one member of the team who’s been working on developing the sessions: “We’re so excited to bring Nature Tots to Fairburn Ings. It’s incredibly valuable to see families have positive experiences and feel a sense of belonging within a natural setting, whilst learning about the incredible wildlife surrounding them. It strikes at the heart of the RSPB’s ambition to connect children with nature, and encourage a new generation to care about wildlife and conservation.”

Pre-booking is essential, but tickets are available either for individual sessions or as a block booking for the six sessions over winter term. For more details and to book, please click here:

You can also get in touch with us by calling 01977 627194 or emailing, if you have any questions.

We look forward to welcoming you all to Fairburn Ings!