Christmas gifts for outdoorsy kids

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We love spending time outside and if you do too then you’ll love my ideas for Christmas gifts for outdoorsy kids. These are some of my favourite outdoor toys for kids. Not only do they love than but they encourage them to spend more time outdoors which is always a good thing in my book.

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Gifts for outdoorsy kids

Kikkerland, Huckleberry cable transport and make your own motor boat #

These gorgeous items from Kikkerland are perfect for engaging kids with nature which is always a winner but these items are really unique.

Make your own motor boat is a really fun item that can turn a simple stick boat into a motor boat! How fun does that sound? Buy yours here.

The cable transport kit is great fun for setting up in your garden. It’s a great outdoor activity for older kids and it is a great STEM activity. Get yours here.

Little muddy boots, Autumn and winter activity cards #

Why not give the gift of activities this year? Little muddy boots have created sets of beautiful seasonal activity cards that make fantastic gifts. There is currently a winter and autumn set available.

The cards are all fastened together, wipe clean, robust and colourful. They’re filled with ideas for seasonal activities to enjoy with your chilldren.

Each set is £12 and they can be purchased here.

Muddy boots activity cards fanned out

Navigator adventure kit #

Suitable for children aged 8 plus. Wild Kids also do a number of other kits including fire starter and Bushcrafter. Gifts that encourage older kids to get outside are hard to find but Wild kids have created a fantastic range that I’m sure you’re older outdoorsy kids will love.

The navigator adventure kit contains everything you’ll need to learn how to use a compass and a map. It also includes other bits of kit for starting a campfire and a set of a pack of postcard sized adventure cards that teach different outdoor skills.

Available to buy here.

Map reading adventure kit spread out on a slate background

A year of nature craft and play, Becky Goddard-Hill, Catherine Hughes #

I love an activity book for browsing through for ideas with the kids. This book is filled with loads of classic nature crafts and activities. Give it to your child and see which ideas take their interest.

The activities are arranged by season which is something I love to see. Each activity is clearly outlined and there is lots of colour and photographs to make it visually appealing too. * Available to buy here.

Book called a year of nature craft and play on a stone background with a few mini baubles

Frugi and National Trust reusable bottle and lunch bag #

How gorgeous is this National Trust collaboration design with Frugi? So cute and perfect for nature-loving kids. Frugi sells lots of different designs for both items if these aren’t right for you but I love them. They’re perfect for taking on your next family walk or day out.

Find the * National Trust Splish Splash bottle here.

Find the * National Trust Pack a snack bag here.

kids lunch box and flask with a nature themed design. Blue and green with hedgehogs and leaves

Go find it cards

We love our Go find it cards (click for my full review). They are perfect for keeping in your pocket or adventure pack. If you’re not familiar with them, they are a pack of cards with different sensory prompts that you can use to create your own scavenger hunts.

There are two sets available * Go find it and * Go find it too.

2 sets of outdoor scavenger hunt cards on a stone background with mini baubles and mini felt green trees
Go find it and Go find it too cards

Seekers scavenger hunt starter kit

This is another fantastic scavenger hunt that is suitable even for toddlers. All they need to do when they spot something is turn the magnets over. Find out more in my Seekers scavenger hunt review.

As well as the * starter kit (UK only), you can also buy various add on magnet sets like this * car journey one. There is even a Ben and Holly starter set that toddlers will love.

Magnetic scavenger hunt board and green bag on a stone background with mini baubles and mini felt green trees

Walking boots or other outdoor clothing #

Walking boots make a great Christmas present for outdoor-loving kids. We were recently sent this fantastic pair from Little Trekkers and I particularly love that there are no laces to tie! Such a game-changer and makes my daughter feel so much more independent on a walk and it doesn’t take us as long to set off! You can buy them here from * Little Trekkers (I am a Little Trekkers Brand Ambassador currently).

Childs walking boots in the autumn leaves

Swingball pro reflex #

Does your child enjoy tennis but struggles to find a partner to practice with as much as they’d like? If so this pro reflex tennis trainer is the perfect gift. This one features a real tennis ball and the amazing Power Padel Bat, the first Swingball bat to replicate the feel and performance of a real tennis racquet.

Available to * buy here.

Box of a tennis trainer toy

Learning Resources GeoSafari jr. Kidnoculars #

Pair of kids binoculars on a stone surface

We love the Learning Resources Geosafari range for getting kids outdoors. One of their best sellers is the GeoSafari Jr Kidnoculars which are perfect for all your outdoor adventures. Available to * buy here.

An adventure backpack

My kids love taking a little adventure backpack on our walks. We keep a few things in that can be used when they need a distraction and of course, lots of snacks too! Find lots of ideas for things to include in your bag in my post on Stocking fillers for outdoorsy kids.

4 children's explorer bags
  1. * Little nature explorers messenger bag
  2. * Little Explorer Canvas Drawstring Bag
  3. * Mini Cotton Tote bag for children. Little Nature Explorers
  4. * Little Explorer Kids Kit Bag – Screen printed hand-drawn design on organic cotton

What to put in your adventure pack?

You can even buy ready-made * adventure kits like this one.

Why not add one of my free printable scavenger hunts too. Find my winter scavenger hunt printable here or fill in the box below to get my free autumn scavenger hunt printable straight to your inbox.

Autumn scavenger hunt on grass
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Learning resources my first microscope

Why not buy your toddler or preschooler a simple microscope. This one from Learning Resources is a well-loved toy in our house. Get * yours here.

Childs colourful microscope on a stone background with mini baubles and mini felt green trees
Learning resources my first microscope

Outdoor kids activity books #

There are so many great outdoor activity books for kids if you are looking for a book that will provide lots of inspiration. My favourite 3 are:

3 kids activity books about getting outdoors on a stone background with mini baubles and mini felt green trees
Play the forest school way, wild things and sticks and stones

Outdoor adventure novels for kids #

For kids that love reading outdoor adventure novels, these books make a great stocking filler.

3 childrens novels about adventures on a stone background with mini baubles and mini felt green trees
Willow wildthing books and Daisy and the trouble with nature

More nature and outdoor kids gifts from small businesses

If you are wanting to shop small and support some UK small businesses, then here is my pick of the best gifts for outdoorsy kids available from Etsy UK and not on the high street.

Gifts less than £10

4 handmade uk gifts for outdoor kids
  1. * Personalised enamel camping mug in a range of designs
  2. * My Adventure Alphabet A-Z Art Print
  3. * Box of chalk eggs
  4. * Seven In One Survival Whistle

Gifts less than £20

4 photos of handmade kids nature gifts
  1. * The Make a Pizza for the Birds Kit
  2. * ‘Garden Explorers’ Wildlife Activity Kit For Kids
  3. * The Portable Potion Making Kit
  4. * Get Lost in Nature kids Sweatshirt

Gifts less than £50

4 small business outdoor kids gifts
  1. * The British woodland den kit
  2. * Make Giant Bubbles! My Jumbo Kit (smaller sets also available)
  3. * Green Fingered Junior Bird Watchers
  4. * Giant Wooden Dominos Garden Game

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