The big book of 100 outdoor activities review & giveaway

The big book of 100 outdoor activities review & giveaway

With all the lovely weather we are currently enjoying in the UK, you might be starting to think about ways to keep your kids entertained outdoors. I have plenty of inspiration for you here on the blog and lots more planned for the next few months. Another great source of inspiration though is a great new book from the bloggers behind Little button diaries, The big book of 100 outdoor activities.


The big book of 100 outdoor activities, Laura Minter and Tia Williams


This book includes 100 different ideas for activities to with your kids outdoors in all weathers. They are split into different categories such as wildlife spotting, art and crafts, rainy day and games. Most of the ideas are quite crafty too. As you all know I’m passionate about getting children outdoors as well as creativity so this book could not be more perfect for us.


The big book of 100 outdoor activities


The book starts with an introduction to why encouraging children’s natural interest in nature is so important. We also get a little insight into their children and their love of craft and nature. It then moves on to hints and tips for getting started. This includes lists of natural materials that can be used for crafts and other materials that you’ll need for activities in the book. Don’t worry though, they are everyday craft supplies that you will no doubt already own.


The big book of 100 outdoor activities


The book is full of colour from cover to cover and the activities are all complimented by beautiful photos. All of the activities include at least one full-colour photograph.  Most of the activities include full-colour step by step photos, making it really easy to follow the instructions.


The big book of 100 outdoor activities


Some of the activities will complement other activities that you might already be doing such as starting gardening with children. For example, newspaper seedling pots or a milk bottle watering can.


The big book of 100 outdoor activities


This book is the perfect addition to any family bookshelf. You will be inspired time and time again to try different activities with your children. I can’t wait to work through these ideas with my girls. My favourite ideas so far are feather printing, a water wall and a toy camping set.


The big book of 100 outdoor activities


If you like the look of this book then why not enter my giveaway by completing the Gleam widget below. You might be one of 3 lucky winners who will each win one copy of The big book of 100 outdoor activities.


The big book of 100 outdoor activities book



You can buy The big book 0f 100 outdoor activities now from Amazon (This is an affiliate link, see below for full details).

If you like the look of this book, you may also like The big book of 100 little activities or another book that I recommended in 5 inspiring creative activity books for kids.

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The big book of 100 outdoor activities review

Disclosure – I was kindly sent a copy of this book for review and given 3 copies to giveaway to my readers. All photos, thoughts and opinions are my own. The Ladybirds’ Adventures is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to I may earn a small commission from any sales through my links but this does not affect the price paid by you.


  1. Tracy Nixon
    June 8, 2018 / 12:21 pm

    Walking our dog along our local beach or in the countryside!

    June 8, 2018 / 12:49 pm

    Climbing trees!

  3. Margaret Clarkson
    June 8, 2018 / 1:18 pm

    Walks in our local woods.

  4. Annabel Greaves
    June 8, 2018 / 1:54 pm

    I love family picnics in the park

  5. Amandeep Sibia
    June 8, 2018 / 3:17 pm

    Can’t beat a bit of football.

  6. Solange
    June 8, 2018 / 5:09 pm

    Riding on my scooter.

  7. Margaret Gallagher
    June 8, 2018 / 5:56 pm

    Riding our bikes and scooters

  8. Angela Treadway
    June 8, 2018 / 8:03 pm

    going on a bike ride x

  9. June 8, 2018 / 8:11 pm

    Looks like an amazing book. Full of ideas on how to do fun nature activities with my toddler 😊

  10. Sean Eccles
    June 8, 2018 / 8:29 pm

    Jumping in muddy puddles

  11. Catriona Hutchinson
    June 8, 2018 / 9:16 pm

    Collecting pebbles and shells from the beach. Sometimes to paint on.

  12. Maria blythin
    June 8, 2018 / 9:33 pm

    a treasure hunt for nature in the park x

  13. Christopher Read
    June 8, 2018 / 10:15 pm

    Collecting leaves in the autumn 🙂 Thanks for running this comp.

  14. Chelsea hoare
    June 9, 2018 / 7:29 am

    This looks great, I’m always trying to find new activities for my children 🙌🏻

  15. Ursula Hunt
    June 9, 2018 / 9:20 am

    Our favourite activity is going to the woods and collecting things to make a collage when we get back

  16. Sally Collingwood
    June 9, 2018 / 9:41 am

    Fishing for tadpoles, then we let them go after.

  17. claire woods
    June 9, 2018 / 10:14 am

    Den building

  18. June 9, 2018 / 11:50 am

    Collecting pine cones nature walks and collecting things and muddy puddles

  19. Ruth Harwood
    June 9, 2018 / 12:25 pm

    football x

  20. Karen Barrett
    June 9, 2018 / 1:43 pm

    We love to go rock hopping

  21. Gill Barwood
    June 9, 2018 / 3:40 pm

    Nature treasure hunts

  22. Jade Hewlett
    June 9, 2018 / 3:51 pm

    Making dens or building sand castles on the beach

  23. andrea tinkler
    June 9, 2018 / 4:35 pm

    Lovely family picnics and tree climbing. Perfect

  24. Sharon Saunders
    June 9, 2018 / 7:45 pm

    My favourite outdoor activity is water play with my toddler because it never fails to make him laugh, smile and be happy!

  25. Andrea Fletcher
    June 9, 2018 / 8:28 pm

    Digging on our allotment.

  26. A.E. ADKINS
    June 9, 2018 / 9:49 pm

    Giant bubbles, water fights, building sandcastles and a spot of tree climbing to round the day off

    June 9, 2018 / 10:10 pm

    Cycling in the countryside

  28. Clare Hubbard
    June 10, 2018 / 11:16 am

    Jumping in puddles

  29. Jessica Sneddon
    June 10, 2018 / 11:50 am

    Kick the can / Pooh sticks both classics from my own childhood

  30. Pam Francis Gregory
    June 10, 2018 / 2:33 pm

    A game of footy

  31. Gill Williams
    June 10, 2018 / 5:17 pm

    Jumping in puddles!

  32. Tee Simpson
    June 10, 2018 / 10:24 pm

    Making mud pies

  33. Kerry H
    June 10, 2018 / 10:41 pm

    Painting stones with my son in the garden!

  34. Lorna Ledger
    June 11, 2018 / 4:21 pm

    Going to down the canal there are little ponds and you can catch little fish!

  35. Kim Styles
    June 12, 2018 / 9:42 am

    Puddle Jumping! its not just for kids!!

  36. Tracy Newton
    June 12, 2018 / 1:36 pm

    I love taking the kids and playing in the woods

  37. June 12, 2018 / 1:45 pm

    Building dens in the garden

  38. Mo
    June 12, 2018 / 3:12 pm

    It would have to be playing football in the park.

  39. Chris Andrews
    June 12, 2018 / 7:10 pm

    What is your favourite outdoor kid’s activity?​

    walking usually with our Great Dane

  40. June 12, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    Going to the park. We do like the swings. x

  41. Lynn Neal
    June 13, 2018 / 1:26 pm

    We love playing hide and seek!

  42. Laura Bryant
    June 15, 2018 / 8:26 am

    Building tents

  43. amanda w
    June 15, 2018 / 12:42 pm

    i love playing football with my little man.. and my daughter has a new favourite pass time of painting rocks and hiding them around our area for people to find and make them smile!

  44. June 15, 2018 / 7:50 pm

    Long walks and finding painted stones by other people and hiding painted stones for others to find.

    June 17, 2018 / 7:38 pm

    Grandson likes the nature trail up the park, we usually spot a few squirrels

  46. Elaine Kidd
    June 18, 2018 / 1:18 pm

    We love going to the beach and looking for things in the rockpools

  47. Susan B
    June 18, 2018 / 1:53 pm

    Feeding the ducks, playing quoits and kicking a football around.

  48. Deborah Worrall
    June 19, 2018 / 6:21 am

    My kids love bug hunting and pond dipping

  49. Deborah Worrall
    June 19, 2018 / 6:23 am

    My kids love pond dipping and bug hunting.

  50. Irene Hodgson
    June 19, 2018 / 7:12 am

    Collecting shells at the seaside

  51. Fiona jk42
    June 19, 2018 / 10:01 pm

    We like hunting for mini beasts. My granddaughter has a toy called “Bugnoculars” which is sort of like binoculars with an attached clear box, so we can put the woodlouse or whatever in the box, then view it magnified many times. Of course we always return the bugs back to where we found them.

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