Illuminated Minibeast Centre


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National Trust Illuminated Minibeast Centre

This is one of the National Trust Minibug’s collection of small functioning wildlife habitats specifically designed for children.

The illuminated minibeast centre is not only great for collecting and studying insects, but it features solar light which glows in the dark and can attract moths.

A rope handle makes your minibeast centre easy to carry. This makes it perfect to take out and about collecting interesting creatures. It is made of slow-seasoned durable FSC certified timber so will not require any chemical treatments.

On the top of the minibeast centre is the solar lamp this is perfect to attracting night flying insects and bugs such moths and night flying beetles. Make sure that the rechargeable battery that powers the solar lamp gets a good charge by leaving the minibeast centre out in bright light during the day. Then in the evening open the side windows to allow the insects attracted by the light to enter the study chamber.

The minibeast centre is part of our children’s range designed to encourage you to find, collect and study minibeasts. When you’ve enjoyed looking at them just open all the windows and release them back into the wild.

There are three different beneficial insect habitats to collect.

  • Bug House Kit
  • Butterfly House Kit
  • Illuminated Minibeast Centre

Not suitable for children under 3 years due to small parts.