About the author


    Kirsty is the mum of two kids and has spent the last 16 years on a quest to get them outside more, enjoying nature and the world around them.


    Top 10 things to do over the summer with kids

    By Kirsty / July 20, 2016

    The long school holidays have arrived yet again and there will certainly be some days when you’re wondering what things to over the summer.  Here’s my list of the top 10 things to do!   1 – Explore your local nature spots Summer is an excellent time to seek out new to you spots to discover […]


    Minibeast activities for toddlers to older kids

    By Kirsty / July 18, 2016

    If you think about ways to incorporate nature into the lives of your kids then a minibeast hunt is often at the top of the list.  These minibeast activities for toddlers all the way up to older kids will give you some inspiration to get the kids out hunting insects and bugs all day long! […]


    Best pond dipping nets and kits for kids

    By Kirsty / July 17, 2016

    If you’ve got a garden pond at home and want to explore what’s inside you’ll be wanting to get some pond dipping nets or even possibly a pond dipping kit for your kids to find out what’s lurking.  Check out my post here if you want to know how to pond dip. What you need […]


    Bird watching for children – how to get started

    By Kirsty / July 16, 2016

    If you’re looking for a great activity, bird watching for children is a wonderful pastime.  It’s a really accessible hobby, especially with information about birds, their calls and numerous pictures online, and really you don’t need a lot of money to take part. How to get started with bird watching for children The best thing […]


    Apples, apples, apples!

    By Kirsty / October 20, 2012

    Apple day is on the 21st October and a perfect time to see if you have any orchards near you with a special event.  There is one near us and every year they open up the orchard, you can pick apples to your hearts content and they have activities for the children as well.  I […]


    Go on a Fungi Walk!

    By Kirsty / September 22, 2012

    Autumn is a great time to learn and search out fungi.  All that damp weather brings them out in spades and a quick walk around some woods will hopefully reveal them. If you can’t find any, then keep going, sometimes they are so camouflaged that it can be really easy to miss them, but once […]


    Book review – Nick Baker’s Bug book

    By Kirsty / August 25, 2012

    Over the years we’ve collected many, many books and recently we’ve begun acquiring nature related books with ideas of things to do and information we can learn from.  I’m going to start a book review series to bring you all ideas on great books to add to your collections!  There may even be a giveaway […]


    Great days out – go on a boat trip

    By Kirsty / August 23, 2012

    Ok, this one is unlikely to be a free day out, but it’s an enjoyable way to get some fresh sea air, or maybe just country air 😉 Often when we’re on holiday we like to do a boat trip somewhere, I love being by the sea and going on it and it’s a great […]


    Pond Dipping!

    By Kirsty / August 17, 2012

    We love going pond dipping and have done it many times in the past.  We often go along to reserves or organised events as it’s great to have experts on hand to identify things.  I actually volunteer myself now at said events, and love to pass on what knowledge I have with kids.  A fantastic […]


    Ten ways to get kids outside when they hate nature!

    By Kirsty / August 9, 2012

    Some kids really do not like nature which although is a shame, is just part of us all being individual.  So what kinds of things can you do if  you want to get kids outside but they hate bugs, birds wildlife? Here are my top ten ideas: Get on your bike with TeamGB’s cycling successes […]

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