Outdoor fun

A redwing in a tree

Feed the birds – joining in with the Big Garden Birdwatch

Our outdoor activities might have become very restricted with the latest lockdown, but one thing we can still enjoy is feeding the birds and seeing how many different types visit…

Thomas and Sophie wading through a big puddle in the middle of some heathland

Taking on the 1000 hours outside challenge

I love getting outside with my children and the importance of having plenty of outdoor time is something that I feel quite strongly about. At the start of the year,…

Thomas and Sophie next to two scarecrows in a front garden - one sitting at a table with painted rcks and the other on a bicycle

We’re going on a scarecrow hunt

Normally, I would have booked a few activities for October half-term, but this year there were very few outdoor activities taking place due to Covid-19 restrictions. We were glad to…

Thomas sitting in his buggy looking out at the lake at Black Park

Autumn walks in Black Park

I’ve been enjoying getting out for walks with Thomas while Sophie is at school. We often head for one of the country parks as the paths there are mostly buggy-friendly…

Sophie in her bridesmaid dress walking along a wooden plank

Outdoor fun at Auntie Fizz and Uncle Tony’s wedding

We were lucky with the weather for Auntie Fizz and Uncle Tony’s wedding. It was a beautiful sunny day, a little on the cool side but that was to be…

Toy dinosaurs on top of sticks in a tuff tray filled with sticks, bark, long grass, and water

Sensory play in a tuff tray dinosaur swamp

Our tuff tray has certainly had plenty of use over the last few months thanks to us spending so much time in the garden. It comes out most days, mostly…

Thomas and Sophie playing with sand in the tuff tray

Summer days in the garden

Summer holidays are normally jam-packed with days out, meeting up with friends, weekends away, trips to see family and lots of other plans. This summer is a much quieter one…

Sophie adding sticks to her den

Building a den in the woods

One of the nice things about my husband working from home more is being able to take advantage of Thomas’s nap time and have some one-to-one time with Sophie. It’s…

Three leaves on a piece of paper with a rainbow print of each leaf above it

#30DaysWild – Rainbow leaf printing

We’re taking part in #30DaysWild once again this June. If you’ve not come across #30DaysWild before, it’s a challenge set by The Wildlife Trusts to do one wild thing each…

Sophie and Thomas playing together with a farm scene set up in the tuff tray

Outdoor learning and sensory play using the tuff tray

I bought our tuff tray a few years ago when the girls were very small. It’s been one of the most useful things I’ve bought for the children and has…