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!

wood gathering in winter
Making time for mini adventuring

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.

Lockdown mini adventure calendar

What will your mini adventure be?