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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.

Make a butterfly garden

Attract some colourful visitors to your outdoor space, using ordinary household items and plant some sweet-smelling herbs.

Make a hog house

Help accommodate hedgehogs where you live, by building them a home using just a few household items.


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

Trees and shrubs

Using the pictures as clues, see which of these 12 trees you have growing near your house.

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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