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7 Ways To Have Fun Outdoors With Your Kids

  • Written by News Feature Team

Spending time in nature is an essential part of any happy childhood, so it’s no wonder many parents make an effort to find ways to have fun with their kids in the great outdoors. Whether you’re getting our kids to play in their own back garden or taking them out on a camping expedition, there are plenty of great ways to get children excited about nature regardless of the season. This year, use these 7 awesome outdoor activities to drag your kids away from the TV and get them playing in the sunshine.





  1. Hunt for your dinner. Teaching your kids how to catch their own supper doesn’t have to involve dangerous rifles or traumatic experiences with fluffy animals. Stock up on fishing gear online and take the kids to your local river for some peaceful time on the water. Fishing by boat may be a little more exciting if your kids are high-energy, but a relaxed day sitting by the water can be equally enjoyable.

  2. Organise a garden camping adventure. If your kids are still too young to take out on an extended camping trip, get them started with a miniature camping ground in their own back garden. Set up a tent, get them comfy in their sleeping bags, and toast marshmallows over your mini campfire for the perfect summer evening under the stars.

  3. Go on a safari. We’re not talking about the real deal African version here, although that would be pretty cool. You can create your own safari for your kids in your local park. Buy them a pair of binoculars and a notebook to record what they’ve seen, and point out all of the local wildlife you can spot on your walk. Bring a camera along to capture all of the magic as they go.

  4. Get them involved in the garden. We too often think that gardening is just for pensioners and that our kids won’t be interested in plants and flowers. This just isn’t true. Kids love to dig up dirt, plant seeds, and learn about how the natural process of planting and growing works. Help them create their own little garden and teach them all about where their food and flowers come from.

  5. Make a daisy chain. Having fun outdoors doesn’t have to be a major mission. Even a small activity like sitting on a blanket outside and teaching your little ones how to make a daisy chain will relax them and help them feel more connected with the natural world around them.

  6. Build a bird feeder. Create your own at-home crafting project by building a bird feeder with the kids, then setting it up in a tree in your garden. You’ll attract all kinds of avian friends, and then you can make a game out of identifying and naming your regular visitors.

  7. Go on a bug-hunting expedition. If you have little ones who love all things creepy and crawling, get them their own magnifying glass and go on a bug-finding adventure. Collect the most interesting specimens and teach the kids about every insect they find along the way. Just make sure you teach them which creatures to stay away from so harmful bites are avoided.

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