Best wildlife websites for kids

A collection of some of the best wildlife websites for kids

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www.rspb.org.uk

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The RSPB have a great website to include kids in the fun of wildlife. They have great ideas for children’s presents and days out that will hopefully inspire them to get involved. Search fro RSPB wildlife explorers’ on their website to find out more.

www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/wild

This website works in conjunction with the cbbc channel for children. The website recommends certain tv shows that may be of interested to kids and also features some interactive online games and challenges involving wildlife and worldwide conservation.

www.animalfactguide.com

‘At Animal Fact Guide you can learn all sorts of interesting facts about the animals roaming our planet on our animal facts page. You can also download free coloring pages, word searches, mazes, and desktop wallpapers on our fun stuff page or check out cool animal videos, photos, and news on our wildlife blog.’

www.ukwildlifeparks.co.uk

To find out some of the best places to visit with the children, visit UK wildlife parks, the website includes the most popular safari parks and zoos around the country as well as photos and videos of the attractions.

www.wildlifewatch.org.uk

Used by families and schools to encourage children to get active with wildlife. Links include the badger’s blog, activities, games and a section to post comments and thoughts on. There are also competitions held through the website and each child can register for a free newsletter.

www.naturedetectives.org.uk

This website, set up by the National Trust, encourages children to visit their local wood with their family, submit wildlife artwork and has plenty of exciting book ideas for Christmas or birthdays.

www.wow4water.net

‘The many WOW resources and activities you will discover here have been created for children aged 7-11 years and their teachers, group leaders and families.’ This website offers things to do, information, events and games focusing mainly on wildlife around rivers.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/index_flash.shtml

For something based a little more on the educational side of things, the BBC has created this website to teach all ages and all abilities ‘the science of it’. The website is full of bright, bold and easy to read images that aid and encourage the learning process.

www.wildlifegardener.co.uk

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Visit this website and click on the link ‘Kids and wildlife’. The site aims to aid parents or relatives in encouraging their children to get active and involved in the environment. There are education tips and gift ideas for children of all ages.