Want your kids to discover and enjoy all that nature has to offer this summer? If you’re in need of some nature fueled inspiration to stimulate those little minds, start planning some fun family days at home or in the great outdoors with our 7 exciting outdoor activities for the kids this summer.
Pick your own fruit and veg
An educational and fun day out for all the family to enjoy. Introduce your kids to different fruit and vegetables while encouraging them to eat what they pick! Plan your visit to your nearest farm here.
Throw a tree party
Teach your kids about the importance of the trees around us and do your bit to protect our woodlands by enjoying a tree party with family and friends. Go to the Woodland Trust to find how to host your very own tree party this summer.
Looking for structured and regular ideas to get your kids outdoors, exploring, climbing and learning? The Woodland Trust offer an exciting Nature Detectives membership for the whole family, allowing you to discover nature together. Outdoor and even indoor activities are fun and educational for your little ones, find out more information here.
IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD
Adding your own musical wall to your garden could prove a massive hit with the kids. Any old pots and pans, wooden spoons, curtain rings, (or anything else that would make a great sound) lying around the house? Take them outside, find a wall which they can be hung easily on (either nailed or taped to the wall) and let them make a smash hit. This fun musical activity is bound to keep them amused on a summers afternoon, but remember to keep the neighbours in mind.
Get inspired and take a look at these outdoor music walls.
Want your kids to discover and enjoy all that nature has to offer? Do it from your own backyard. From making miniature gardens to growing their own fruit or herbs, there are a range of activities you can do with your kids in the garden. See some top gardening activities on The Royal Horticultural Society’s activity list.
If you find that your little ones are really enjoying gardening, Dobbies are holding free gardening workshops for 4-10 year olds at 34 of their garden centres across the country. Find your nearest one here.
Make a camp or a hidden den
A traditional idea for a summer’s evening with the kids, that is fun to put together and even more fun to use. Get all cozy under the stars and camp out in the garden for the night. The good thing about doing it in your own backyard is that you can all run inside if it’s starts raining!
We are loving Buzzfeed genius ideas to make your backyard camping even better this summer.
Turn your garden into a waterpark
The idea of turning your garden into your own special waterpark will be enough to make your kids burst with excitement. Why not get started and get them to burst their very own water balloon pinata. Simply fill up balloons with water and tie them to trees or poles in your garden and let the fun commence. Get a long plastic sheet, add water and baby shampoo and let them slide to their heart’s content.
These are just a couple of ideas to get you started. Find out more ways to turn your garden into a waterpark.
TOP ACCESSORIES FOR DAYS OUT TO MAKE YOUR LIFE THAT LITTLE BIT EASIER
If you suffer with adult back pain and want a more comfortable and easier way of carrying your child, see this hipseat designed for carrying children aged 6-36 months.
Perfect for covering up those messy eaters and protecting their clothes while out and about.
With two compartments, one for wet and one for dry, these bags are a practical accessory perfect for carrying children’s dirty clothes, swimwear and much more.
Universal velcro fit and insulated to keep milk warm or others drinks cool on a hot day.
Written by Amelia Cunningham
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