Family Activities

Ever wanted to create a mini-meadow in your back garden or flower bed?

Our how to create a mini-meadow leaflet describes what to do to make a flower-rich area of your garden.

Ever wondered what that wildflower was? Or how to spot a Common Blue?

Our Species Spotter and Get to Know... sheets are designed to help you and your family explore the wildlife in a meadow. Download a free copy by clicking the links below:

Spotter sheets

Meadows have a high biodiversity which means they are home not only to a wide variety of plants but also to a wide variety of animals, for example different birds, bees and dragonflies. The spotter sheets provide pupils with a focus to explore this biodiversity further.

Get to know... sheets

Plants belong to different families and members of the same family share traits or characteristics. These sheets have been designed as a stimulus to allow pupils to explore variety between families and shared similarities within families. They build observation and perception and enhance botanical literacy.

How Great Is Your Grassland?

As part of National Meadows Day we have launched a simple, family-friendly survey to find out how great our grasslands are.

We are asking you to visit any grassland and look for signs of a great grassland, for example whether the grassland is grazed or not, the presence of stinging nettles and docks. We also have a short list of great grassland wildflower species we would like you to look for.

To take part in the survey download the Survey Form and species Spotter Sheet. There is also help with Taking a Grid Reference.

Once you have completed the survey you can submit your findings here or send your form back to :

Plantlife, Magnificent Meadows,14 Rollestone Street, Salisbury SP11DX