Outdoor Family Mini Adventures - Easy, weekday fun
We've created a series of family mini-adventures which are easy to plan and fun for both kids AND adults. Take a look, grab your wellies and get outdoors!
Break the routine
Daily life can be pretty chaotic. There's work, school, chores, and a million other things that can make the week fly by without a chance for outdoor adventuring. And that's not to mention that the evenings can be short and dark, the weather cold, and the sofa and a glass of wine often more tempting than venturing outdoors.
BUT, getting outdoors feels good!
So with that in mind, our mini adventures are designed to make life a little easier and more entertaining. There are ideas for all weathers and on any day of the week so shut your laptop, grab the kids and head out for some fun.
What is a mini adventure?
Mini adventures tend 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.
What will your mini adventure be?
Enjoy the sunset
Make a plan to watch the sunset - check the times, find a place, pack some hot chocolate!Find out more
Build a rope swing
Easy, quick, and lots of fun!Find out more
Race by Land, Sea & Sky
Combine outdoor home learning with adventure and get ready to race by boat, plane, and car.Find out more
Cook in the Wild
Turn cooking dinner into an outdoor adventureFind out more
Flip a coin adventure
Flip a coin to plan the ultimate adventureFind out more
Make a Bow & Arrow
Robin Hood eat your heart out! Whittle your very own wooden bow & arrowFind out more
Build a Dam
Can you beat the water? Set out on a challenge to build the ultimate dam.Find out more
Night time pond dipping
Head out after dark on a pond dipping adventure. What will you see?Find out more
Get ready for some welly-wanging fun and let your wellies fly...!Find out more
Back to basics: an easy, fun introduction to campfire cooking!Find out more
Poos? Tracks? Scratches? Use your detective skills to track a badgerFind out more
Track A Tawny Owl
Venture into the darkness to hear the mystical call of the Tawny OwlFind 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
Become a Wildlife Detective
Hunt high and low, under rocks and in the sky... which wildlife lives near you?Find out more
Pitch the tent, light the fire and spend the evening watching stars and toasting marshmallowsFind out more
Let the kids lead the way! Get a map, plot a route, and away they go...Find out more
Rather than eating them all, why not save a few and have a go at blackberry tie-dye?Find out more
Plan your own expedition and adventure up-stream... who knows what you'll findFind out more
Build a cairn
Head to a local hilltop to build your own cairns... parents get ready to get competitive!Find 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
A nail-biting activity for a rainy dayFind out more
Turn a nettle into a wild friendship braceletFind out more