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Get outside this summer! Fresh ideas for children from the Woodland Trust

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treasure chestTreasure hunting pack

Ahoy, me hearties.

International 'Talk like a pirate'
day is almost upon us and you've
discovered this treasure chest
overflowing with goodies just in time.

When the Captain's calendar shows the 19th day of the 9th month, it be time to make a pirate hat, then take these trails, hunts and loot bags off into the woods and start exploring for natural treasures :O)


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autumn scavenger huntnature detectives wildlife club arrowautumn scavenger hunt

winter scavenger huntnature detectives wildlife club arrowwinter scavenger hunt 

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Build a hedgehog house, investigate owl pellets, go on a bark safari and more! 

  • giant woodland wall chart
  • year's supply of challenge stickers
  • seasonal activity packs in the post
  • hand-made nature challenges every single week.

It's ideal for families who like getting outdoors, with options for teachers and group leaders too :O)

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