Woodland Trust

Nature DetectivesNature's Calendar

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

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150 activities for the summer!

Tons of ideas for your family's summer holidays,
outdoors and in, whatever the weather.


   bug hunts, leaf and flower ID
   sheets, iDials and quizzes...



   outdoor idea booklets, printable
   cards + online games...


leaf  collect

   treasure hunts, scavenger
   hunts + collecting bags...


owl collagemake

   puppets, masks, crowns,
   feeders, feely box...



   wildlife colouring sheets,
   natural paints and inks...


picnic basketcook

   picnic recipes - snacks,
   cakes, lollies...


daisy photosnap

   top tips and ideas for
   taking photos...


blackberry poemwrite

   stories, poems, cartoons,
   postcard, activity booklets...


Make a memory book

Print this activity booklet and fill it with photos, stories and keepsakes to remember your family's adventures.

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Find a wood to play in

Woods are brilliant for wild adventures in the summer holidays - trees to climb, places to hide, mud to squish in and wildlife to spot!

Use the Woodland Trust website and search by town or postcode to find a wood to explore - there are a thousand across the UK.


Get a certificate

If you've done one activity from each category, get a certificate: 

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