unnamedImage courtesy of Natural History Museum, London.

This month we’re partnering with the Natural History Museum in London for our creative challenge, and it’s one that touches on a subject close to any LP Kid’s heart: creepy crawlies! Follow the instructions below for the chance to win a family ticket to the Natural History Museum’s stunning new Sensational Butterflies exhibition, or a bundle of LP Kids books.


Download and print out our Bugs and Butterflies activity sheet. Colour it in, making the picture as bright and colourful as you like.


There are three ways you can help your child enter the colouring competition:

  1. By email: Scan their entry and send it from your email address to Lonely Planet at lonelyplanet.kids@lonelyplanet.com.
  2. By post: Send their original entry to us via post to:
    Colouring competition
    c/o Lonely Planet
    240 Blackfriars Road
    SE1 8NW
  3. On your blog: Post your child’s entry to your blog and email the blog link to lonelyplanet.kids@lonelyplanet.com.

You will need to include your email address with any entry sent via registered post so we can contact you if your child’s entry is chosen as the winner.

Entries must be received by 25 May 2015.


First prize is: a family ticket to the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at at the Natural History Museum in London, OR a selection of LP Kids titles, valued at £50 GBP (available globally).

Three runners up will receive a copy of Lonely Planet Kids’ Adventures in Wild Places (available globally).Capture1

Sensational Butterflies is at the Natural History Museum until 13 September 2015. Wander among hundreds of free-flying butterflies and moths from around the world in a tropical butterfly house in the heart of London.

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For inspiration on how to keep your young explorers entertained whilst on the road – or at home – check out our Lonely Planet Kids books and apps.