Summer of Adventure

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Summer holiday activities for the family? Parents, we've got you!

Five weeks of activities to help you get your kids outdoors and learning about the environment. From the countryside, to urban neighbourhoods; from beautiful coasts, to the evening skies.

The Countryside
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Five natural guides, created in partnership with the Wildlife Trusts, to inspire your child into getting outdoors - from learning birdsongs, to tracking animals and creating a beautiful forest mandala.

Featuring adventurer author Anna McNuff!

Urban Explorers
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How better to appreciate the neighbourhood than by helping your child create an imaginative map?

This activity, created in partnership with Ordnance Survey, will help you teach your child the basics of map-making and show you how to encourage their creativity as they personalise their map.

The Seaside
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Games and challenges to set your child while you're at the beach, created in partnership with the RNLI, including fossil hunting, sand art and a scavenger hunt!

Night-Time Quests
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Tips for star-gazing and spotting nocturnal wildlife, perfect for a long summer's evening with the family, created in partnership with the National Space Centre and the Wildlife Trusts.

Teach your child how to recognise the constellations!

Games for Explorers
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These outdoor games, created in partnership with Activity Alliance, are perfect for keeping your child's mind and body on the go this summer. They can also be easily adapted for children with SEND.

Why summer of adventure? Find out here...

Why playing out and exploring is good for our kids

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