About Us

Our passion at The Nature Bug is to inspire children to love nature.

We run workshops to teach children about the often overlooked animals and plants living on their own doorsteps, and we specialise in selling high quality toys, books and gifts which are fun, educational and encourage a love of nature.

The Nature Bug is a small independent business which was created in south east London in 2011 by Vicky Williams. The aim was to encourage children to be more aware of the nature and wildlife around them in even the smallest parks and gardens. We set up regular activity sessions teaching preschool children to identify different bugs, birds and trees through fun games, stories and craft projects.

Having been asked by many parents where they could buy the magnifying pots, animal puppets and minibeasts, etc that we use in our classes, we set up The Nature Bug Shop in 2014. Initially selling a small collection of products at local fairs, through our workshops and online, the shop has proved very popular with parents who are keen to encourage their children to play outside and connect with their natural environment.

We have expanded the range of products in our online store and you can now visit us at our small shop in Leebotwood, near Church Stretton in the Shropshire Hills which we opened in 2016.

The Nature Bug
Heather Brae
Church Stretton

Tel:  07398 023506