Wildlife Watch

Wildlife Watch - Join in, Become a member, Attend our fun events

Wildlife Watch membership is ideal for children, aged 4 to 16 years old, who love getting muddy, exploring, like asking questions and are fascinated by nature!

Taking part in Wildlife Watch is an exciting way for children to explore their surroundings and get closer to the wildlife they share it with. It’s also a great way for them to meet other like-minded children and have fun at the same time.

What are the benefits of joining?

  • Each child receives a welcome pack with wildlife posters, stickers, a badge and a 60 page ‘Wildlife Watcher's Handbook'.
  • Four Wildlife Watch magazines a year packed with pictures, competitions, articles and ideas for things to do.
  • Monthly activities throughout the year, many of which are exclusive to WATCH members. All take place on the third Saturday afternoon of each month, at venues all around the Island.
  • Rock pooling, pond dipping, fossil hunting, lizard watching, bug hunting, seal watching, searching for bats........the list of activities is a long one, but all show-case our diverse and unique Manx Wildlife.
  • Events are informative, suit a range of ages, and may include a game or craft session to reinforce facts. We use equipment such as binoculars, pond nets, sweep nets etc.

Children can choose to join in the Wildlife Watch Awards to earn an award as they complete a range of activities and challenges. Theyʼll learn, create, think and do - and when theyʼve completed an award, theyʼll receive a certificate and an awesome badge.

Join now!

Enjoy all the benefits of being a Wildlife Watch member - choose which option works best for you:

  • Family incl Wildlife Watch £42 - annual membership for up to 2 adults and four children (under 16) in same household
  • Wildlife Watch £15 - annual membership for up to four children (under 16)

You can join online now or email us to request a membership form by post.

Wildlife Watch events
Every year, we organise a series of events aimed at families and children, held throughout the year but with a special focus on school holidays. Read more about some of our favourite events!

Keep an eye on our What's On page for our latest events!

Wildlife Watch website
There’s also an information-packed website, with games, downloads and lots of online activities.


Holiday activity sheets

We’ve got some great ideas for summer holiday activities too - from making a seal mask, to creating a basking shark from an old plastic drinks bottle, get creative with these Wildlife Watch activity sheets - simply download and print out these pdfs:

- Wildlife Watch “How to go..” advice sheets for getting out & about:

- Wildlife Watch “How to make..” advice sheets for creating shelter for various creatures (get some adult help for making these items)

- Masks and finger puppets to make:

- Words & colours

- Get recycling! Some simple, quick ideas for re-fashioning everyday household items: