Connecting with animals, nature and the great outdoors.

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June 2016

We need to get out more

By | 2017-05-24T17:36:28+00:00 June 28th, 2016|Family Life, Nature and Wildlife, Parenting|

Most of us attending a doctor’s health screening brace ourselves for the inevitable question, ‘And how many units of alcohol do you consume in a week?’  Invariably, we pick a number we think sounds acceptable to our GP, and his or her knowing look tells us that we’ve been rumbled and they know we’re lying.  [...]

November 2015

Geocaching – treasure hunting for the whole family

By | 2016-05-25T12:59:05+00:00 November 27th, 2015|Adventure, Discovery, Family, Nature and Wildlife|

Geocaching is a modern, high-tech take on a treasure hunt, and has become something of a worldwide phenomenon. Promising a fun challenge for children (and adults) of all ages, geocaching ticks plenty of family-friendly boxes: It gets kids out and about in the fresh air It provides great opportunities for exercise (especially for ‘walk-resistant’ children) It tests mental agility It [...]

August 2015

Are your kids scavengers?

By | 2016-05-25T13:01:38+00:00 August 9th, 2015|Discovery, Nature and Wildlife|

Children love a good scavenger hunt.  It gets them outdoors, charging around, exploring new places and can even add an element of competition.  Head for your nearest park, woodland or beach and see if you can find: A feather Pinecones Five different types of shells Acorns A stick that looks like something else Five different [...]