Outdoor Mini Adventures - Easy, weekday fun
Making time for outdoor adventuring during the week can be tough. So we've created a series of activities that are both fun (for kids and adults) and easy to do during the week. Take a look at our weekday family mini adventures, grab your wellies, and get outdoors!
For most of us, daily life can be pretty chaotic. There's work, the kids in school or pre-school, general housework and a million other things that make the week just whizz past without a chance for an outdoor adventure with the kids, as much as we all love them. And that's not to mention that the evenings can be short and dark, the weather is often cold and a bit rubbish, and the sofa and a glass of wine can be more tempting than venturing outdoors.
The mini adventure challenge
BUT, getting outdoors feels good! So with that in mind I’ve set myself a new challenge. On one day a week, whether it be early morning, after school/work, or in the evening; whether it be in brightest summer, or the drizzly, dark winter the kids and I are going to have a mini adventure outdoors.
What is a mini adventure?
An outdoor mini adventure can be anything! It tends to be short, local, and easy to organise to fit in with a busy day. It can be a short walk with hot chocolate, watching the sunrise before work/school, cooking dinner outdoors, going on an owl hunt... When you get home your cheeks may be rosy and your clothes may be soaked but having that family time together, outdoors is like a much needed breath of fresh air.
Join the lockdown mini adventure challenge!
Lockdown is tough so it's even more important to find time to get outdoors and have fun. With this in mind, we’ve set ourselves a lockdown challenge and we’d love for you to join us. Across November, we’ll be heading out for some wintery mini-adventures and making the most of this extra time together.
We’ll be following our Lockdown Adventure Calendar with suggestions for 1 weekday mini adventure and 1 weekend mini adventure each week.
What will your mini adventure be?
Cook in the Wild
Turn cooking dinner into an outdoor adventureFind out more
Track A Tawny Owl
Venture into the darkness to hear the mystical call of the Tawny OwlFind out more
A nail-biting activity for a rainy dayFind out more
Set an Ambush
Get ready to be ambushed! Let the kids plan and create the ultimate ambush to scare the grown upsFind out more
Build a cairn
Head to a local hilltop to build your own cairns... parents get ready to get competitive!Find out more
Plan your own expedition and adventure up-stream... who knows what you'll findFind out more
Rather than eating them all, why not save a few and have a go at blackberry tie-dye?Find out more
Let the kids lead the way! Get a map, plot a route, and away they go...Find out more
Pitch the tent, light the fire and spend the evening watching stars and toasting marshmallowsFind out more
Become a Wildlife Detective
Hunt high and low, under rocks and in the sky... which wildlife lives near you?Find out more
Dawn Chorus/Sunrise walk
The early bird catches the worm.... rise with the birds and enjoy the warmth of the sunriseFind out more
Enjoy the sunset
Make a plan to watch the sunset - check the times, find a place, pack some hot chocolate!Find out more
Poos? Tracks? Scratches? Use your detective skills to track a badgerFind out more