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Outdoor activities

Resources to support families to explore the great outdoors.

RSPB resources

Our friends at nature conservation charity the RSPB have shared with us these fun ideas for activities during the summer months.

Birds of prey fact-file

Learn all about some of the UK’s most spectacular and fascinating birds. Head to the RSPB site to research more.

Build a bug hotel

Create a multi-storey bug hotel to provide hidey-holes for creatures galore

Trees, leaves and seeds

Looking at a tree’s leaves and seeds is a great way to identify the different types around you.


How many of these 12 tiny critters can you spot in your garden, outdoor space, or in green spaces near your home?

Seasonal signs

See which of these seasonal natural features you can find

More from the RSPB

Families can sign up to take on the RSPB’s Wild Challenge to support nature, explore their local area and have fun.

You can find more fun resources and activities for all the family here and here.

Sport and physical activity

Sport England has suggestions for activities that can be done at home or in the outdoors, suitable for all the family, with links to other useful online resources.

The Youth Sport Trust has free home learning resources from aimed at Early Years, Primary and Secondary age children, to support families to keep active.


Fun creative activities for families learning outside of school.


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