Outdoor fun

A rainbow of rhododendron flowers

#30DaysWild 2021 – Week 1

My favourite thing about June is taking part in #30DaysWild, a challenge run by The Wildlife Trusts encouraging people to do one ‘random act of wildness’ each day in June.…

Sophie finding Easter eggs in Grandma's garden with Thomas looking on

Easter Sunday fun: an egg hunt and learning to ride a bike without stabilisers

It was so good over the Easter weekend to be able to meet up with family living locally thanks to the relaxing of restrictions allowing groups of six, or two…

Thomas standing by the mud kitchen holding a tray

Messy outdoor play with our new mud kitchen

A mud kitchen has been on my mental wish list for the garden for a little while now, particularly after watching Sophie have so much fun with the mud kitchens…

Sophie throwing a fake snowball at Thomas

Fun with fake snow

We’ve been lucky to have snow a couple of times so far this winter. We always have to make the most of it when we do get it though as…

Snowflakes on a red background

Snow day fun: spotting snowflakes

On the few occasions we get snow in the winter, it tends to be the wet kind of snow that is just right for snowball fights and making snowmen. This…

A bucket and sand toys on the snow

Making the most of the snow: seven snow-day activities

Sophie has been longing for snow since December. It doesn’t snow very often where we are though, which has been disappointing for her. Last Sunday, the snow finally made an…

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…