40 things to do outside with kids

I’m sure you’ve realised by now how much I believe it is important for kids to spend time outside. I know though that it’s not always easy to keep them happy. My 5 year old for example doesn’t always enjoy trips out if there isn’t a play area so over the years I have come up with ways to keep her engaged on trips out. It’s not just days out though. Kids need to spend time outdoors every day but there is no reason why you need to leave your own back garden. I’ve also got ideas for all weathers.




To get you started I’ll share a few ideas below but if you want the full 40 read on to the bottom to find out how you can get them all.

In the garden

  • Grow simple flowers, fruit & or vegetables.
  • Encourage wildlife into your garden.

I’ve written blog posts on both these two ideas. Click on the photos below to read them.



Days out

  • Go on a scavenger hunt.
  • Explore rockpools at the beach.

All weather

  • Make a rain gauge and monitor how much rainfall you get.
  • Paint snow.


If you would like even more ideas for ways to entertain your children outdoors then why not sign up to my email list. Every Monday morning, I send a newsletter full of seasonal ideas for entertaining your children (some will be outdoors) from both my blog and elsewhere on the internet. You can also then download my list of 40 things to do outside with kids as your welcome gift for joining my newsletter list.


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