Current Location:

National

Localise Me


7 outdoors activities for the entire family

5d5d9c0193aeeacc442fc7608ea7ef47.jpgNow that the summer holidays are over, have thought about how to keep the children entertained? Be it indoors or outdoors, here you can find a list of hobby ideas to try for the entire family to have a good time together.

Seven perfect ways to enjoy the outdoors as a family

If you’re looking for some great hobby ideas for your family and you to enjoy together, these 7 ideas are perfect.

1. Go camping? Whether you live in the city or the country, the everyday hustle and bustle of life means we all need a break! Try switching off your phones and other electronic devices and enjoy star gazing and toasting marshmallows over a campfire. This is a great way to make memories, and enjoy the great outdoors with your family.

2. Try a local sporting activity? Why not join a tennis club, or support your local football team by attending their games? There are so many sports to be a part of, so why not choose one that you can all support, play and enjoy together as a family.

3. Why not try planting the perfect garden? Whether you want to grow some beautiful flowers, enjoy the taste of your own homegrown veg or spice up your meals with a perfect herb garden, there are many fabulous ways to get growing at home. Invest in some seeds, and child-size gardening equipment and see what you can grow. It’s a 9dea73c4a03672fb21c7034f2326e0e3.jpggreat way to encourage wildlife into your garden too.

4. Try collecting nature for artwork? There are so many things from seashells on the beach to conkers in autumn that you can collect from the great outdoors with the family. Bring them home and enjoy getting crafty together creating homemade cards, artwork and gifts.

5. How about an outdoor treasure hunt? Before you go out, create a tick list for your children to take with them including items such as different types of tree, bugs, leaves and anything else you can think off that can be seen outside. Go for a walk together and see how many things you can spot on your outing together.

6. Why not try riding your bikes? Teaching your children to ride a bike is a great way to give you an awesome activity to do as a family! Riding a bike is a great way to not only get exercise and enjoy the great outdoors, but it also helps develop hand-eye coordination and strengthen your muscles!

7. Go for a walk or a hike! Walking and hiking are great ways to get out and enjoy the outdoors, get some exercise and really appreciate the fabulous scenery that the U.K. has to offer; from doing the three-peak challenge to finding local places to hike and climb.

With these 7 hobby ideas you now have a variety of choices to help your family and you enjoy the great outdoors together, even as autumn begins to set it in.

Global Parenting Expert Jo Frost Talks to Raring2go!

Global Parenting Expert Jo Frost Talks to Raring2go!

Jo Frost, who has previously starred as the 'Supernanny' talks to Raring2go! 

Potty Training with Huggies Pull-Ups

Potty Training with Huggies Pull-Ups

Reese Witherspoon has recently updated her Instagram ahead of the Golden Globes with a post explaining how she is beginning to start potty training her son Tennessee...

Guide to Credit Scores

Guide to Credit Scores

But what determines a credit score and what can make them fluctuate? Find out more here...

Take Time for You without Feeling Like a Bad Mum

Take Time for You without Feeling Like a Bad Mum

Being a mum is one of the most exciting and rewarding times in your life. It can also be exhausting

Christmas Activities

Christmas Activities

If you are looking for ideas to keep the children busy throughout the Christmas holidays, or the kids want some ideas and inspiration for cards and gifts them take a look at our Winter KidsZone. Jam packed full of fun ideas that everyone can get involved in! Activities for indoors and out - some are messy, some are not! What are you waiting for?!?!

Winter Activities

Winter Activities

Now that we are in winter everyone is looking for things to do with the kids to enjoy the festive season. Here we have some great ideas, and they don't all involve being cooped up indoors! Get out and enjoy the world around you - you can always return home afterwards for a hot chocolate and a snuggle!