Build a bug hotel for your amazing garden creatures!

Leaves, straw, bamboo, twigs and old pots… These are the things that bugs, bees and spiders absolutely love! Our gardens are filled with these amazing minibeasts who help us to control the unwanted pests in our garden so that our plants and vegetables can flourish. So why not help to look after these amazing creatures by building them their very own bug hotel!


We aim to use as much natural and recycled materials in all of our activities. To make your brilliant bug hotel, you’ll need:

  • 2 – 3 wooden pallets. Small wooden boxes work great too!
  • Any recycled materials that can include: Egg boxes, ceramic pots, plastic containers, plastic drain-pipe, bricks, mesh or wood
  • String / baling twine
  • Garden waste that can include: leaves, twigs, dead wood, pinecones, straw or old bamboo canes


Why not head back over to our activities page, where you’ll be able to access a range of activities for you to enjoy.

From bug hotels to bird feeders and recycled gorilla masks, all of our activities use freely available – or recycled – materials and are suitable for children of all ages.

Have you ordered your ‘The Panda Made Me Do It’ badge?

If you’ve completed this activity, you can show your support for WWF by ordering your very own ‘The Panda Made Me Do It’ badge. You can sew your badge onto a number of items, including blankets, pencil cases and bags.


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