Thank you for signing up to the Wellington Country Park Newsletter
Print Header
Education at Wellington Country Park

DIY Kit - Minibeast Hunting

Planning to run your own workshop session during your visit?

Would you like to have a ready made workshop available, without any additional or time consuming preparation required by you, prior to your visit?

Yes! – Well we have the perfect solution!!!

Our ‘DIY' Kits are now available!!

These packs offer you:

  • The Full Package! – everything you need to run your own workshop
  • Convenience – it's all ready just to pick up on arrival
  • Knowledge – all the answers are provided for anyone to use
  • Flexibility – your choice of where, when and for how long
  • More time and money – no preparation required and savings to be made

…all you have to provide is enthusiasm!

The aim of this kit is to:

Provide you, with a complete package with all the materials and instructions required for ‘You’ to present ‘Your’ own informative and interactive workshop, without the necessity for prior, time consuming, preparation.


A group discussion regarding habitats and woodland wildlife, followed by a woodland walk. This will include minibeast collection, using a variety of collecting techniques.

Link to National Curriculum:

  • Citizenship – me and my environment
  • Life processes and living things - life cycles, plants and animals in the local environment
  • Interdependence and adaptation


Minibeasts are literally ‘small' animals, which include spiders, snails, slugs, beetles, centipedes and worms (to name a few). They are all classified as invertebrates (animals without backbones). There are 25,000 species in Britain alone.

Trees are habitats in their own right and can provide homes for hundreds of species. Not only do trees provide an ideal habitat, they are also vital to sustain life on earth.

Minibeasts are a huge part of woodland life and are a vital contributor to both the food chain and to the balance of woodland ecosystems.

Wellington Country Park, Odiham Road, Riseley, Nr Reading, RG7 1SP