Outdoor fun

Our mind map with various summer holiday activities written out on it

Planning for summer fun: our summer holidays activities list

At the start of each of the last two summers with Jessica, we sat down and made a list of some of the activities we wanted to do. A mixture…

A toy zebra hiding inside a pot

A garden safari hunt

Sometimes it’s the simplest ideas that make for the most fun. I thought it would be fun to set up an animal safari hunt in the garden for Sophie one…

A bee in the middle of a dog rose

#30dayswild – Week 4

#30DaysWild is now over for this year. We’ve enjoyed taking part in this challenge from the Wildlife Trust to connect more with nature every day in June, joining in with…

Sophie picking strawberries

#30DaysWild – Fruit picking

One of my Christmas presents to my husband last year was a box of envelopes – each labelled with the month that he was to open them. In each of…

A squirrel with a pine cone bird feeder in its mouth

#30dayswild – Week 3

#30DaysWild is a challenge from the Wildlife Trust to connect more with nature every day in June, joining in with “random acts of wildness”. This is our third year taking…

A ripe strawberry ready for picking

#30dayswild – Week 2

#30DaysWild is a challenge from the Wildlife Trust to connect more with nature every day in June, joining in with “random acts of wildness”. This is our third year taking…

A damselfly on a leaf

#30dayswild 2019 – Week 1

#30DaysWild is a challenge from the Wildlife Trust to connect more with nature every day in June, joining in with “random acts of wildness”. This is our third year taking…

Sophie walking along the Grand Union canal near Denham

#30dayswild – A guided nature walk at Denham Country Park

Denham Country Park is one of my favourite places to explore. It’s a great place for learning more about nature and they often have sessions for children, such as river…

Sophie walking in front of the mayor and mayoress

Sophie’s first sponsored walk

Halo Children’s Foundation is a charity that helps support bereaved children. Sophie has enjoyed going along to some of their sessions and days out over the past year. At the…

Sophie standing in the long grass near the Chinese bridge at the arboretum in Langley Park

30 ideas for doing #30dayswild with kids

This year we will be taking part in #30DaysWild for the third time. #30DaysWild is a fun challenge organised by the Wildlife Trust to encourage people to connect with nature…