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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27 thoughts on “Nature Exploring with Anthisan: Mini Beast Adventure

  1. Fantasic post.thanks for sharing
  2. Bug hunting is lots of fun, so long as you don't get stung. I was caught yesterday, not by the bugs, but the stinging NETTLES near where I was trying to take a photo of said bug!
    1. Stinging nettles are the worst! Thanks for being on the #DreamTeam
  3. What a perfect idea for an afternoon of fun. We have so many bugs in our garden. My boys always used to love going bug hunting. I should take my grandsons.
    1. I’m afraid that my son just dug them up and squished them
  5. The magnifying glass looks awesome! Looks like a good idea to add in the first aid kit. :) #DreamTeam
    1. That’s a great idea.
  6. it looks like they had a fab time with this. my son would be so happy with this! #dreamteam
    1. Thanks for joining in with the #DreamTeam again this week
  7. ugh can't stand woodlice and most other creepies. I try to hide it because I want my boy to love nature, maybe a kit like this would go some way to hide my disdain.
    1. I am very anti woodlice! I must say I didn’t really have to get involved much they were doing all they digging
  8. What kid does not love bugs!!! #dreamteam
  9. Took me right back to my bug fascination when I was little #DreamTeam
  10. I have two little girls and they are not quite there yet when it comes to the outdoors but my nephew would go absolutely mad for this kit! i'm sorry for saying it too soon but i'm thinking possible xmas present!?!
    1. Totally would make a great gift. It doesn’t take up too much space and they have lots of fun with it
  11. My son is Similar and likes to get his hands DIRTY, beat type of play get stuck in X #DREAMTEAM
    1. It is great fun! Thanks for joining us this week on the #DreamTeam
  12. My little girl is fascinated by bugs and insects. she loves catching spiders and watching butterflies, but strangely is terrified of going down a slide if there are even the tiniest of bugs anywhere on it! #dreamteam
    1. Maybe she is afraid to hurt them? Thanks for being on the #DreamTeam
  13. Looks superb - my Bean would love this!
  14. My kids love exploring the outdoors and there are so much you can do. lovely post #dreamteam
  15. My kids love being outdoors and are fascinated by bugs #dreamteam
    1. Mine too. The winter is tough as they get cross that they can't be out all the time #DreamTeam
  16. What a great way to learn about nature, ove the magnifying glass #dreamteam
    1. I couldn't agree more #DreamTeam
  17. We love national geographic for kids in our HOUSE - so clever & ENGAGING, and we have a bug hunting kit TOO #DreamTeam

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