The evenings are drawing in now, but they’re still light enough to be able to enjoy outdoor adventures after school. Autumn is such a beautiful time of year, and the lure of a sunny October afternoon is hard to resist. It was the perfect opportunity to head to Langley Park… View Post

Creating a flowery hat at Iver Environment Centre

Creating a flowery hat at Iver Environment Centre

Over the summer holidays, Iver Environment Centre ran some regular family activity sessions. Sophie enjoyed creating a fairy garden in the last session we attended. In the last week of the holidays, we returned for some flower-themed crafts.     We arrived a little early for the craft session so… View Post

#30DaysWild – Simple nature bracelets

#30DaysWild – Simple nature bracelets

One of my favourite things when taking part in #30DaysWild last year was combining getting out and enjoying nature with doing some crafts. These pretty nature bracelets are easy to make. Sophie had fun looking around the garden and deciding what natural items to use to decorate hers.    … View Post

#30DaysWild – Making toilet roll bird feeders

#30DaysWild – Making toilet roll bird feeders

#30DaysWild is a month-long nature challenge run by the Wildlife Trust. It aims to encourage people to connect with nature by doing something wild each day through June. This is our second year taking part. Our wild activity for day 4 was to help feed the birds in our garden.… View Post

Creating a butterfly life cycle picture

Creating a butterfly life cycle picture

We’ve been learning about the life cycle of various insects recently as part of our #30DaysWild activities. The butterfly life cycle is always a favourite one for children to learn about. The transformation from caterpillar to butterfly is quite fascinating, especially when viewed through a little one’s eyes. Our latest… View Post

#30DaysWild – Creating nature fairy wands

#30DaysWild – Creating nature fairy wands

My girls love making fairy wands from sticks. They are so simple to make and far prettier than any fairy wand I’ve ever seen in a shop. Each fairy wand is completely unique and can be made in just a few minutes. Perfect for a little adventurer keen to create… View Post