Creepy Crawlies - pre-school wildlife group

Children taking part in Creepy Crawlies day

Creepy Crawlies is a pre-school wildlife group based at The Hawthorns Urban Wildlife Centre with the Outdoor Education Team.

The seasonal programme is developed specifically to provide outdoor experiences for pre-school aged children and their parent or carer, to discover and learn about nature.

All the sessions include an outdoor activity, craft, story and a healthy snack, usually fruit, and each child is given a ‘log’ book to record their nature experiences and discoveries. Each session ends with an activity to take home so you can continue to think about the natural world on your doorstep. We always spend part of the session outside so make sure you dress for the weather including sturdy shoes or wellington boots.

To enable us to plan and prepare the resources required for the sessions we ask that you book and pay for a block of one term in advance to secure your place. Please complete a form for each child you are responsible for.

The sessions run between 10 – 11.30am and if there are sufficient numbers we will run an afternoon session.  The sessions are once a month and booking is for a term of either 3 or 4 sessions.

Due to the interactive nature of Creepy Crawlies we ask that adults accompany their child during the session and that a maximum of two children are with each adult.

Creepy Crawlies LogoSpring term dates 2017

  • January 11
  • February 8
  • March 8
  • April 5

Spring term fees £14 per child.


Summer term dates 2017

  • May 10
  • June 14
  • July 12

Summer term fees £10.50 per child

Please book filling in the booking form and pay termly in advance. To pay you can:

  • Pay in person with cash or cheque at the Hawthorns (Please make sure you have the reference from your booking form when you make the payment)
  • Pay by cheque and post to The Hawthorns, Southampton Common, Southampton SO15 7NN (Please make cheque payable to Southampton City Council and write your booking form reference on the back) Creepy Crawlies Spider