Outdoor fun

Sophie holding liquid oobleck in her hands

Outdoor learning: exploring oobleck

Making oobleck has been on my list of things to do with Sophie for a while now. I thought it would be something fun to do as part of our…

Sophie playing outside the tepee in the garden

50 outdoor activities to do with kids in the garden

We’re all needing to stay much closer to home at present thanks to the coronavirus. Social distancing and self-isolation doesn’t have to mean being constantly cooped up inside the house…

A crescent moon in the night sky

Stargazing at Ruislip Lido

The West of London Astronomical Society (WOLAS) hold two public observing sessions each year at Ruislip Lido, taking place over three nights, Friday to Sunday. The first one tends to…

Sophie looking at the water wheel in the Garden of Time at Iver Environment Centre

10 places to enjoy outdoor fun with kids in South Bucks

We love getting out and about in our local area for adventures. Being based just outside Greater London gives us the best of both worlds – countryside on the doorstep…

Sophie looking at her Beautiful Birds trail by the water wheel at Iver Environment Centre

Half-term fun at Iver Environment Centre

Iver Environment Centre has become one of our favourite places to visit during the school holidays. It’s a bit of a hidden gem, tucked away just off the road between…

An obstacle course made of slides, play tunnels, a trellis and the toy house set up in the garden

Outdoor winter fun: our 10 favourite activities from the Wild about Winter challenge

Throughout January, we had fun getting outdoors and joining in with The Ladybirds’ Adventures and Thimble and Twig for their Wild about Winter challenge. Each day had a suggested activity…

Two ice sculptures in the shape of a cat and butterfly with the painted rocks in memory of Jessica in our back garden

Ice and frost play (even on a mild winter day)

Throughout January, we had fun getting outdoors and joining in with The Ladybirds’ Adventures and Thimble and Twig for their Wild about Winter challenge. Each day had a suggested activity…

Daddy and Sophie playing Poohsticks on a wooden bridge over a stream

Geocaching on a winter walk

We usually spend a couple of days in Hampshire visiting my family during the Christmas holidays. While we’re there, I always like to have a couple of hours out and…

One frozen bubble and one partially frozen bubble on the grass

Making frozen bubbles

We’ve been getting outside each day this month thanks to joining in with The Ladybirds’ Adventures and Thimble and Twig for their Wild about Winter challenge. One of the daily…

Thomas with a couple of the goats at Coombe Mill

Feed run fun at Coombe Mill

The morning feed run was definitely the highlight of our stay at Coombe Mill over Christmas. Getting outdoors first thing to go and feed all the animals was a wonderful…