Information for Grown Ups

Welcome to the Crawlie Club information page. This section is designed for grown ups to learn more about Crawlie Club and the Creepy Crawlie Catcher Kit. 



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What is the Crawlie Club and how do children get access?

The Crawlie Club website is aimed at children aged 5-12 years. The purpose of the site is to discover more information about the environment they live in and to become a nature detective. Children can gain access to Crawlie Club with the password they receive with their Creepy Crawlie Catcher Kit. In the Crawlie Club children will learn about creepy crawlies and the exciting world of nature through games and activities.

Creepy Crawlie Catcher Kit

What is the Creepy Crawlie Catcher Kit?

The Creepy Crawlie Catcher Kit encourages children to explore and investigate their natural surroundings. It allows them to capture creatures without harm, record details that they can observe and then release the creature back into their natural surroundings. The Creepy Crawlie Catcher Kit helps children stay active and helps to learn while they are having fun and adventure.

Each Creepy Crawlie Catcher includes

  • A Bug Catcher for children to safely capture spiders, insects and other creepy crawlies without harming the creepy crawly or themselves.
  • Two observation containers to help children observe the creepy crawly.
  • Private membership to the Creepy Crawlie club internet site, where children can learn more about the creepy crawlies that they encounter.
  • Plastic insects to practise using their Bug Catcher.
  • Handbook to help the children identify and record the different creepy crawlies.
  • Magnifying Glass to get a better view of the creepy crawlies.

 What is the Bug Catcher?

The Bug Catcher is from the same family as the famous Spider Catcher. It has a plastic bristle head that surrounds the insect and captures them gently. The trigger in the handle is easy to use and does not require batteries.

  Bug Catcher how it works

How to use the Creepy Crawlie Catcher Kit?

1. Using the Bug Catcher, position the Bug Catcher over the crawly and squeeze the trigger handle to open bristles.

2. Quickly release the trigger to close the bristles and capture the crawly.

3. To release the crawly, position the catcher to where you want it to be released and squeeze the trigger handle to open the bristles and set free the crawly.

4. Hold: Remove the top lid from the observation container and push the bristles into the container and squeeze handle to release the crawly. Close the bristles and remove the catcher from the container and replace the lid.

5. Study and Record: Use the handbook supplied to identify what type of crawly it is and record the information in the book.

6. Release:  Find an area to release the crawly that is safe and similar to its natural habitat. Remove the lid and twist off the spoke lid of the container. Gently lay the container on its side and shake gently to release the crawly. Replace the lids and record the release date and time in data book.

7. Further identification: Use the password provided with your Creepy Crawly Catcher Kit to logon to the Crawly Club website. Here you will find further information to help identify the crawlies you have encountered as well as games and activities.

Privacy Policy

 For your child's safety and privacy, we try very hard to follow the guidelines and laws of COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act). We do not have any mailings or bewsletters.

To access the Photo Album we require your child to register his/her email to gain access. Please be assured that the information will not be used for commercial purposes, listed publicly, traded or sold to a third party. We only request the registration to ensure that any photos that are uploaded are approved prior to publishing on our site.

Pictures submitted in the photo album are pictures submitted by Creepy Crawlie Club members. Only basic information is posted with their picture. We are sorry, but due to the number of pictures we receive, we are not able to post all of the pictures.

Through our server log file, we collect general information on visitors to the website, e.g. the number of pages viewed, what was the referring website, the keywords searched, etc. This information is used for improving the contect and structure of the website.

From time to time, we may update this Privacy Statement. We will notify you about material changes in the way we treat personally identifiable information by placing a notice on our sites. We encourage you to periodically check back and review this Privacy Statement so that you always will know what information we collect, how we use it, and whom we disclose it.

The Privacy Statement posted on this site was updated on or about October 2008.


While every effort has been made to ensure that the information presented on the website is accurate and up to date, some details may not be current; these will be corrected as soon as possible.

In different areas of our site, we have provided links to other sites we feel that children will enjoy visiting. We have looked over these sites prior to their listing, and have even taken the time to keep an eye on the site prior to listing. We are not able to control what is not under our control and understand that contents may change. If you notice any of the links provided are broken or not relevant please contact us.

The Crawlie Club is not responsible for the information held on websites which link off this site. Information and views contained on these other websites do not reflect the policies or practices of Bug Co Web Ltd and its employees.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding our Privacy Statement and/or practices, please contact us at the following email, mailing address or telephone number:


Mailing Address: Bug Co Web Ltd, Unit 1, Faber Castell Ind. Est., Fermoy, Co Cork, Ireland

Telephone: +353 25 33944

Final Note to Parents

The internet offers a world of opportunity for children. Your guidance and involvement are essential to help ensure that children have a safe and rewarding online experience. Your efforts to instil responsible information practices will help steer your children to age-appropriate sites, and will go a long way toward ensuring that your children have enriching online experiences.