Outdoor fun

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…

Sophie riding her bike around the park with Walter strapped into the seat behind her

A bear on a bike: fun at the park with the Halo bear

At this month’s Halo group, Sophie was very excited to get to take Walter, the Halo bear home with her. He comes with a little bag, containing his dressing gown,…

Sophie with her doll's pram, wearing her autumn crown

Making an autumn crown on an after-school trip to the park

The evenings have really drawn in now that the clocks have gone back. With it getting dark by 4.30pm, our after-school adventures tend to be restricted to quick trips to…

Sophie standing by the bridge in the arboretum at Langley Park

An autumn nature hunt in Langley Park

With the clocks about to go back, we’ve been trying to get in some after school adventures while we still can. Sophie has been quite keen to go on a…

Thomas leaning on a blue fence and watching the ducks at Herschel Park

Thomas steps out at the park

Watching toddlers learning to walk is such a beautiful thing. Those first little wobbly independent steps, the way they land on their little bottoms and repeatedly get back up again…

Sophie picking red apples from a tree

Simple childhood pleasures – fruit picking

Picking and eating fruit straight from a tree or bush is such a simple pleasure, and one of the magic things about summer and autumn. We’re lucky to have several…