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Here’s a few ideas of things to do when out and about with the kids.

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Download: Alphabet Scavenger Hunt Draw

Download: Alphabet Scavenger Hunt Draw

Download this activity sheet to keep the kids busy. Ideal for camping, hiking, car or plane journeys, etc.

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What will your family discover?

What will your family discover?

With this app you can help scientists understand the biodiversity of your area the next time you get outside with the kids.

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D of E Volunteering: It’s not just hiking in the hills

D of E Volunteering: It's not just hiking in the hills

There’s a lot more to the DofE Award than just hiking. There’s an element that involves volunteering, but it’s not always so easy to find opportunities…

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The String Walk

The String Walk

Kids can get ‘bored’ or ‘tired’ on a walk but often only need a little bit of distraction. Here’s another idea for keeping them motivated using string.

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How to Try Orienteering in an Afternoon

How to Try Orienteering in an Afternoon

Orienteering is a great activity to do as a family and teaches your kids map reading skills. There are also places you can easily give it a go. Read more.

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Laser Combat

Laser Combat

Laser Combat: Combining video games with the outdoors for some family fun in the woods.

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Creating your own Ice Sculptures

Creating your own Ice Sculptures

When the temperature falls below freezing you can create your own ice sculptures. This is a great activity to do with the kids at home.

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Pinecone Hedgehogs

Pinecone Hedgehogs

Our little lad made these pinecone hedgehogs. They’re really easy to make and learn about how pinecones change with the weather.

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The Magic Stick

The Magic Stick

Sticks have been voted the most universal toy. Well here’s another thing they’re good for: The Magic Stick Game. Fun to try when out with the kids.

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One Armed Tag

One Armed Tag

Everyone knows how to play tag, right? Well here’s a twist on the classic game: one-armed tag! Great fun to play with the kids outside.

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