#30dayswild

Jessica and Sophie with their rainbow nature hunt sheets and sitting under a den in the woods

#30DaysWild – Looking back on a month of wild adventures

We’ve enjoyed taking part in #30DaysWild for the first time this year. Having plenty of outdoor time is something I’ve always tried to encourage. #30DaysWild has helped give more of…

Sophie hooking one of the plastic ducks

#30DaysWild – Making the most of the outdoor moments

Our outdoor time for the final day of #30DaysWild hasn’t been quite so wild. It’s been all about snatching little windows of time to enjoy some outdoor fun in what…

The view of the canal from the tow path

#30DaysWild – A walk along the canal

I love going for a walk along the canal. It always brings back happy memories of going on a narrowboating holiday with hubby in our pre-children (and pre-marriage!) days. We…

A pot of dandelion flower tea on a tray with a dandelion flower

#30DaysWild – Dandelion flower tea

#30DaysWild has helped encouraged me to take a closer look at the things growing in my garden. I’ve been thinking more about what I can harvest and eat from my…

Two fairy wands made from sticks and decorated with glittery pipe-cleaners, roses, hawksbeard, sweetpea and leaves

#30DaysWild – Creating nature fairy wands

My girls love making fairy wands from sticks. They are so simple to make and far prettier than any fairy wand I’ve ever seen in a shop. Each fairy wand…

A glass of home-made cherry lemonade with half a lemon and some cherries

#30DaysWild – Home-made cherry lemonade

The girls have been enjoying the cherries that we picked recently at Grandma’s house. It took a few days before they were really ripe enough to eat. Once they had…

Two painted fairy houses nestled in a buddleia tree stump

#30DaysWild – Creating fairy houses for imaginative play

​My girls love fairies and looking for fairy houses in the woods. We decided to create our own little fairy village in the garden. These little fairy houses are simple…

Sophie spots a geocache under a fallen tree

#30DaysWild – Into the woods…

One of the things I love about visiting our local country parks is that there are still huge areas of all of them that we have yet to really explore.…

Sophie looking down into the stream from the bridge to spot which stick appears first in her game of Poohsticks

#30DaysWild – Playing Poohsticks at Denham Country Park

Poohsticks is one of those wonderful simple childhood games that stays fun no matter what age you are. Even as an adult, I can never quite resist the temptation when…

Sophie stopping for a snack while out on a walk

#30DaysWild – Taking a walk on the wild side

Our outdoor adventures have been mostly restricted to the garden lately. With Jessica being unwell recently and this week’s heatwave affecting her energy levels, I’ve felt the need to stay…