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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! […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Getting involved with Wildlife Surveys

By Kirsty / July 27, 2012

One thing that was introduced to us last year was wildlife surveys and they can be a really great way to give focus to a walk or, if like me, there are only so many times you can walk round the country park nearby without getting bored! Yesterday while were were out walking and taking […]

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Great days out – Nature reserves

By Kirsty / July 22, 2012

So the summer holidays have arrived and the the scramble is on for ideas for great days out.  The problem with this is that sometimes it can get incredibly expensive.  So, allow me to make a suggestion – visit a nature reserve! There are many nature reserves in the UK, and they can vary from […]

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Art at the beach

By Kirsty / July 20, 2012

We love being beside the sea and would be there every day if we could. No matter what kind of beach you end up at you can make some art. Sand Art From building the traditional sandcastles and decorating with shells, to a more elaborate race track to ride your car around.  My 12 year […]

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Spider webs in the rain

By Kirsty / July 20, 2012

On rainy days it can be hard to think of ways to get the kids outside at all.  Keep checking back in our rainy days category for more ideas if the weather fails you. Spiders.  Some kids love them, some hate them.  But one thing that can generally be agreed on is the beauty of […]

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Nature Journals

By Kirsty / July 10, 2012

I’ll probably talk a lot about nature journals on here.  I love the idea of them and would really recommend them to anyone as a way of documenting the things you see and to encourage kids to really *look* at nature. So, what are the options for making a nature journal?  What you decide on […]

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