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Looking for fun family nature activities to try at home?

Get creative where ever you are with a variety of activities designed to inspire the whole family.

Try out some of our special family activities and get to know the wildlife on your doorstep. Spy on your wildlife neighbours, encourage mini-beasts into your garden, and develop the eyes of an owl and the ears of a deer.

Show your family and friends what you’ve seen, heard or made – and don’t forget to share them with us too! To share your pictures, post them on CAT’s facebook page or tag @centreforalternativetechnology on instagram. #CATatHome

Build a tiny pond

Attract wildlife into your garden with a simple-to-build tiny pond!
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Get to know your wildlife neighbours

Discover an amazing array of goings-on in your own garden or just outside your window.
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Make your own quadrat

Become a true nature detective and find out who lives in the smallest of outside spaces.
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Postcards from the future

Send us a message from the future! Use your imagination to tell us what you think the world will look like in 2030.
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Grow your own food: seed sowing

Spring is the time to sow vegetable seeds for a bountiful summer harvest - and it's easier than you think!
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Sensory explorers: back to nature

Tap into your inner animal and see the world in a different way.
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Draw your zero carbon view

We can create a better sustainable future. Share your view of how it will look!
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Celebrate the Earth: family summit

Share what you love about our planet and explore how you can do your bit.
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Make a climate action poster

Celebrate the world we live in by making a climate action poster and sharing it with us.
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Build a bug hotel

Help the wildlife in your garden find safe a place to hide by creating a multistory bug hotel.
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Bee friendly at home

Five simple and fun ways that you can support bees and other pollinators in your garden.
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Pollinators at home - family science survey

Explore and learn about the incredible natural world by taking part in a citizen science project. 
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Nature Architects: Nest Building

Explore the incredible world of bird’s nests and have a go at making your own with a variety of readily accessible natural materials.
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Grow your own food: planting out

Your seeds have burst into life and are looking like healthy little seedlings but they’re getting a little over crowded in their small pots, it’s time for planting out.
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Make a mandala

Get crafty and creative by creating your own calming Mandala out of readily available natural materials.
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More activities coming soon!

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