Family fun

Children in field


Join the whole family

Family membership costs £42 and comes with everything you need to get your brood outdoors and learning about butterflies, moths and our environment.

Welcome to the family pages of Butterfly Conservation. We've put together a variety of fun activities to help children learn more about butterflies and moths.


The days may be getting cooler but there are still lots of fun ways to get children to learn more about butterflies, moths and the environment. 



Family walkScavenger Hunt

There is no better time to get out and enjoy nature. Why not try our Scavenger Hunt and see what you can find! All you need is the Scavenger Hunt list, a camera, a bag and a pen!


collecting leaves

Make some wings!
Make the most of the colourful autumn leaves and use them to make your very own butterfly wings. See if you can get as many colours as possible.Cut out (with an adults help) some pieces of paper into butterfly wing shapes, then glue on the all leaves you have collected, you can even add glitter after to make them really stand out.

cartoon caterpillar

Make a butterfly kite
Why not make your own butterfly kite to fly outside? All you need to do is print the butterfly template onto card and follow the instructions to make your own beautiful kite!


CraftingMake a lifecycle mobile
Why not work together to make a lifecycle mobile?
All you need is our Butterfly Lifecycle cut-outs, some card, glue, scissors, string and some colouring pencils.




You don’t have to go outside to find out about butterflies and moths, try out some of our games and see what you can learn.

Child with diceButterfly race game
See which player/butterfly can overcome all the dangers and problems to grow to adulthood first, and learn a little bit about the challenges faced by butterflies at the same time. Simply download the Butterfly Race Game roll the dice and get started!

kids writingButterfly quiz
You can either do this quiz together or split into teams. Just download the quiz and use the internet to find out all about these butterfly breeds and see who can get the most facts right. Once you have found all the facts you can use the answers to see who wins (no cheating!)




Try out our butterfly themed word searches. Why not have a race to see who can get all the words first?




Or if you just want a chance to find out a little bit more about some species why not download our factsheets?
Red Admiral
Small Tortoiseshell


Have a look at the competitions we have running at the moment

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We now stock a range of children's products in the shop. Why not have a browse?


Munching Caterpillars logoFor more fun and educational resources visit the Munching Caterpillars website.