The National Allotment Society - National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners Ltd

Take part in the Big Bug Hunt 2022

As part of National Allotments Week young people aged 2-12 can take part in The Big Bug Hunt with their school or learning community!

The National Allotments Week theme for 2022 is Bugs, Bees and Broccoli and we want young people to head out into any green space and see what creepy crawlies they can find.

Being outside has such a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of children and the summer holidays are the perfect time for them to have fun outdoors and learn a bit about their surroundings.

Pupils at schools and early years settings taking part can email a pictures or a scan of their finished worksheet with their name, the school's name and address to by 14th August.

The school or setting that has the MOST bug hunts returned in their region will win a prize - so get hunting!

The NAS are sending bug hunts to 125 school in 11 regions up and down the UK but there are plenty more!

Save a copy for your school, early years settings here:

Big Bug Hunt 2022

Click the link to open the PDF, then right Click and select 'Save As'


If you are a school, learning community or early years setting and want some images for social media or a newsletter please email


There will be one prize for each region of the UK that the National Allotment Society. Information about these can be found here 

Please get in touch if  you think your region is not covered.

One entry per person.

The competition closes at 11.59pm on 14th August 2022.

A winner for each region will be chosen by the number of bug hunts pupils have entered and will be contacted by the 6th September. Prizes will be sent once the winners have been notified and have confirmed the delivery address.

NSALG will wait for 14 days from first contact to hear back from the winner, should the initial winner decline or fail to reply, another winner from the region will be chosen at random.

Prizes cannot be transferred or exchanged.

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