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

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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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(Tiny) Raft Making

(Tiny) Raft Making

Sometimes the smallest of things can keep the kids busy. Here we make a tiny raft out of twigs – raft making on a tiny scale. Make a few and have a race.

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Fun Halloween food to make with your kids

Fun Halloween food to make with your kids

There’s some simple and fun Halloween food that you can make with your kids. We look at some of our favourites that we’ll be making for our Halloween party.

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Kids Running Clubs with Kids Run Free

Kids Running Clubs with Kids Run Free

Do you have an under 16 interested in trying some running? You might want to check out the Kids Run Free club. They organise a number of under 16 running events around the country. Click here to see where their latest events are being held. What’s more, […]

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