Outdoor fun

Me, hubby, Jessica and Sophie with our snowman

Do you want to build a snowman?

The recent snow we had was too powdery to be good for building a snowman. We made the most of it in other ways though. When it finally started to…

Jessica and Sophie squirting coloured water on the snow

Snow painting and fun in the snow

I love seeing snow through my children’s eyes. To them snow is magical and fun and exciting. And as long as I don’t have to travel anywhere in it, I…

Jessica spotting buds appearing on the trees

Spotting signs of spring on a nature walk

Our outdoor adventures have been few and far between so far this year. As Jessica has gradually recovered from her heart surgery, we’ve been starting to get out and about…

My back garden with the snow falling on it

Let it snow, let it snow: waking to a winter wonderland

Jessica was at the window, looking out under the curtains, when I woke up that morning. She doesn’t normally do that, I thought. Unless… yes, I was right – snow!…

Jessica and Sophie with the animated Gruffalo

The Gruffalo Spotters Trail at Alice Holt Forest

Two girls took a stroll through the deep dark wood. The girls saw a sign for a trail that looked good. “Gruffalo Spotters” the eldest one read; “Follow the clues…

Jessica, Sophie and C splashing in the stream

Simple childhood fun at Denham Country Park

Denham Country Park is one of my favourite places to explore with the girls. It is perfect for enjoying simple outdoor fun. There is a bridge near the visitor centre…

Jessica and Sophie in princess dresses and fairy wings looking at one of thes signs for the fairy trail in Black Park

Hunting for fairies and elves in Black Park

Woods are magical places full of fairies and elves hiding. My girls love looking out for signs of the fairy-folk when out exploring. They loved hunting for fairies last year…

A selection of mud cakes on the grass in the garden

Making mud pies in the garden

Making mud pies in the garden is one of those wonderful fun activities that children love to do. I have to confess that it’s something the girls rarely do. I’ve…

Jessica and Sophie with their rainbow nature hunt sheets and sitting under a den in the woods

#30DaysWild – Looking back on a month of wild adventures

We’ve enjoyed taking part in #30DaysWild for the first time this year. Having plenty of outdoor time is something I’ve always tried to encourage. #30DaysWild has helped give more of…

Sophie hooking one of the plastic ducks

#30DaysWild – Making the most of the outdoor moments

Our outdoor time for the final day of #30DaysWild hasn’t been quite so wild. It’s been all about snatching little windows of time to enjoy some outdoor fun in what…