It is National story telling week so I thought I would give you inspiration for story writing. Story sticks are very simple to make and are a great way to record your adventures. It's great for reminding you of what you have seen on your adventure to re-tell to others. For older children it can … Continue reading Story sticks
This weekend is the RSPB's Big Garden Bird Watch (https://ww2.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch) where you can help to collect vital information about the bird life in our gardens and outdoor spaces. It is simple to do and a great activity to inspire future conservationists. So with this in mind I have come up with a few birdwatching tips … Continue reading Birdwatching games
This Sunday it is Squirrel Appreciation Day (21st January) so this week is all about celebrating this wonderful creature. Photo: DK find out! Squirrel stalking To truly appreciate the squirrel you need to see it. We have 2 species in the Uk, the native red squirrel and the non native grey squirrel. The reds are … Continue reading Celebrating squirrels!
Have you ever wondered who or what you share your outdoor space with? Finding footprints is a one way to find out and they can tell you a lot about what they get up too. Finding footprints: This time of year there is usually plenty of mud about and maybe even some snow, both of … Continue reading Footprint forensics
Happy new year to you all! Have you or your children got resolutions this year? We have come up with wishes instead and we have given these to the fairies so they can help them come true. If you are not into fairies then you could plant your wishes under a tree, seed or bulb … Continue reading Fairy wishes for the new year
With the children's classic 'We're going on a bear hunt' being shown on the TV over Christmas in the U.K and my daughter receiving some lovely gifts related to this story, we thought we would go on our own bear hunt. Here are two ways you could go on a hunt: Teddy hunting Really simple and … Continue reading ‘Going on a bear hunt’, hide and seek with a twist.
I'm guessing that by now your Christmas tree is up and it is sparkling and twinkling with plenty of festive cheer, but what about the trees in your gardens? Here are some ideas to help brighten up your outdoor trees a little and give your local birds a Christmas treat too. They may not glisten … Continue reading Christmas decorations for the birds.
This is not the Christmas post I had planned, that will be coming in a few days time, but we had such fun this weekend sending our letters to Santa that I had to share it with you, so here is your Christmas bonus post. Many of you have probably got your traditions set in … Continue reading Sending letters to Santa, a Christmas bonus.
Hello and welcome! This blog is for those of you who love getting out and about with your children and are looking for a bit of inspiration to break away from the usual trips to the park or the same old dog walks. Each week I will give you a new idea, it may be something … Continue reading My 3 top tips to enjoying the outdoors.