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Preschoolers Nature Club - Frogs & Toads

Explorer's wanted! Whether it's bug hunting, puddle splashing or getting crafty, you can expect an all-round adventure!

Our Preschool Nature Club is a monthly nature group for children aged between 2 ½ and 5 years old.

You and your child will be able to meet some of the amazing wildlife that we are giving a home to on our nature reserve, while learning something new, getting a bit mucky and having lots of fun.

We will be outdoors during the whole session, waterproof coats and wellies are recommended for rainy days, and sunhats and plenty of sun cream during the spring and summer months. Please bring a drink (and snack) for your child. Parents are welcome to make use of our café for hot drinks, snacks and cakes after the session.

Entry to the reserve for one accompanying adult per child ticket is FREE.

Please show your ticket as you go though the welcome area. Booking is essential, and spaces are limited! Children are to be supervised by an accompanying adult at all times during the session.


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When booking please provide a valid phone number and e-mail as your booking confirmation will be sent via e-mail. We need a valid phone number (landline and mobile) in case we need to get hold of you urgently to update you with changes/cancellation. Thank you for your co-operation.

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IMPORTANT: We respect your privacy and will not sell your personal data to any third party. Any personal data you provide here is collected and used only for the purposes of booking this event. Your details will only be used by this event's RSPB co-ordinator and will not be shared with anyone else. For full terms and conditions click here: Microsoft Word - Events Terms and Conditions (


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? Preschool Nature Club sessions are for children from 2.5 to 5 years old. All children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times, throughout the session.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event? See our website for train, bus, bike, and road options. Our carpark is located on the right at the beginning of Arne village. Arne Nature Reserve, Dorset - The RSPB

What can I bring into the event? We recommend suitable outdoor clothing for the weather conditions as we will be outside throughout the session – waterproofs and wellies or sunhats depending on the season. Apply suncream and insect repellent prior to the event if you require it. You are welcome to visit the on-site café after the session. No dogs, except registered assistance dogs please.

Do you cater for special dietary needs? Yes, our on-site café catering team can cater for any special dietary requirements – please advise them when ordering.

Can I stay on the reserve after the session? Yes, Arne is open from dawn to dusk, so make the most of day and take your time exploring at your leisure after the event. The Welcome Area opens at 9.30am, the shop and café open at 10am. The non-members entry exemption only lasts for the duration of the event. Non-members who decide to stay are asked to pay for entry (or join the RSPB) at the Welcome Area.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions? Email All bookings must be made online.

What's the refund policy? If we cancel an event for any reason, you will receive a full refund. Should you need to cancel, then you receive a full refund up to three days before the event, after which no refund is available. Cancellations must be made using the email address

When will we cancel an event? Many of our events will still go ahead in wet weather. If any events are cancelled, we will contact you via the email address used when booking onto the event. If you have not received an email from us, the event is still going ahead.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Please bring proof of your ticket or email confirmation with you. RSPB members should bring their membership cards with them please.

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