Nature Exploring with Anthisan: Mini Beast Adventure

My sons love a mini beast adventure and can regularly be found digging up my flower beds in their quest to find a new bug.  He has also got his 3 year old sisters into hunting for beasts and nature exploring so they spent hours on holiday inspecting ‘french’ bugs.  I too had many encounters with French bugs as I was eaten alive by mosquitoes.  So imagine how thrilled I was when anthisan got in touch and asked if we would like to receive their Nature Exploring Kit and the National Geographic Ultimate Bugopedia  –  yes please I said and waited for the parcel to arrive.
** Please note we were sent the nature exploring kit and book in exchange for this post and I have included affiliate links

As soon as the box came the boys were all over it as it had bug stickers on the outside.  They were so happy and dying to get started with a bug hunt, but first we looked through the fabulous book.  The National Geographic Ultimate Bugopedia is our type of book as it really provokes conversation and has fantastic photos which the kids just loved.

Ultimate Bugopedia


The Nature Explorer Kit set contained:

  • A 2 in 1 lamp and torch – which one of my girls has barely put down since it arrived
  • A magnifying glass – which they have been inspecting the garden with at every available opportunity
  • A Mesh Net – for some reason this has spent more time on my children’s head than anywhere else, but they are having fun
  • A bug jar with a magnifying lid –  my sons love love love this and were so excited to get a spider in there to have a closer look at

Our Mini Beast Adventure

Now personally I am not a huge fan of the bugs that we find in our garden as they mostly consist of woodlice which for some reason make my flesh crawl and worms, but in our bug hunt this time we unearthed some almost transparent oval shaped eggs that looked like a string of beads.  I looked them up and it turns out they belong to slugs.  Now we have trying to get rid of slugs from our garden for years so that made the whole bug hunt totally worth it for me.  I am not going to lie the whole thing made my skin feel itchy – you know that feeling when you feel like there are bugs on you?  The kids on the other hand were in their element and are now pestering me to take the bug kit over to the forest at the weekend to continue the mini beast adventure…

Anthisan –  Bite & Sting Cream

Anthisan Bite & Sting Cream helps relieve the symptoms of insect bites, stings and nettle rash.  I personally do struggle with reactions to insect bites and I find that I often need something to relieve the itch or swelling.  I for some reason attract all the insect bites, but at least that means that the kids get away without any bites.  The bugs are full up by then!


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