We’re excited to be working with the Woodland Trust this summer, and will be sharing our own woodland adventures, along with fun ideas for activities to do in your local woods, and holding a Twitter party on the 4th of August, which I hope many of you will come along to.

The Woodland Trust #NatureDetectives

The Woodland Trust is a charity, campaigning to protect precious ancient woods, restore the ones that are damaged and fight for those under threat. They also create new native woodland around the UK. Since they are a charity, they cannot survive without donations, and would be unable to protect our woodlands for future generations.

To kick things off, I’m sharing a couple of great Woodland Trust competitions here today. The Woodland Trust are running a creative competition for kids this summer, offering a chance to win a Eurocamp holiday. And I’m also offering one reader the chance to win a Woodland Trust goodie bag here on In The Playroom.

Holiday Competition

To enter the main competition, kids from 0-9 have to submit a painting or drawing that is nature inspired and they will at the end pick a winner from each age group and then one overall winner.
Here’s a call to all you budding young artists out there – pick up your paintbrush, sharpen your crayons and enter our exciting Doodle Bugs Drawing Competition!
Open to children aged nine and under, we want to see your nature-inspired drawings.
It could be a cute little hedgehog paying a visit to your garden, a special tree that you love climbing or simply something nature related plucked from your imagination!
We will pick a winner from three age ranges – two and under, three to five years and six to nine years. The overall winner could win a seven day Eurocamp holiday for your whole family with Art and Craft goody bags for our runner up entries!
We went on a Eurocamp holiday in France last year, and really enjoyed our trip so I know that this is definitely a prize worth trying for! Good luck to all of you.

Read the full details and enter here

Woodland Trust Goodie Bag Competition

For your chance to win a goodie bag like this, including a notepad, a shopping bag, a swatch book, a jigsaw and a mug, enter via the Gleam widget below.

Woodland Trust goodie bag prize

Woodland Trust Goodie Bag

The Woodland Trust Membership

The Woodland Trust have recently launched Family Memberships which entitle you to the following:

Membership to Nature Detectives.
A Nature Detectives welcome folder and activity booklet, plus bookmark, nature passport and stickers.
New seasonal activity pack four times a year posted to each Nature Detective, and weekly Facebook challenges.
Different packs for different ages.
A tree dedicated to you in your nearest Woodland Trust wood.
A unique guide to native British trees.
Directory of Woodland Trust woods to discover.
Two copies of our Broadleaf and The Woods Today magazines each year.
Emails with details of activities, events and lots more.

Membership costs from £5 per month. Your membership fee goes towards protecting the countryside, providing homes for endangered animals and planting millions of trees.

To keep updated with The Woodland Trust, make sure that you follow the hashtag #NatureDetectives on social media this summer.