5 Outdoor Activities That Kids Will Love!

The warmer weather hasn’t gone away yet – so although the summer holidays are over – you still could plan some great outdoor activities for the kids. It’s always good to be as prepared as possible, so what promises to be a fun, family day can stay that way without any added stress. We’ve put together a list of some fun-filled activities for the kids.

Make a Scavenger Hunt 

Scavenger hunts can be great fun for adults, and a fantastic way to teach children all about nature. You can prepare a list of plants, insects, animals etc that you can find either in your back garden or at a local park. The aim is then to work together as a team, and to find everything that’s on your list. You can even prepare clues to make sure it’s not too difficult.

Go on a Bike Ride 

A cycle is a great way to get a breath of fresh air, and to get some exercise. You can find lots of cycling day trips and challenges for you and the kids to enjoy. Of course, with cycling, you need to make sure you have all of the safety equipment that you need such as helmets etc. A first aid kit will also come in handy in case any scrapes or bruises occur. You can even make a first aid kit to make sure that you have everything you need before heading out on a cycle trip.

Water Balloon Fight 

Although this is perhaps not as educational as a scavenger hunt, it is lots of fun! It’s also something that won’t cost you a lot of money and can be done in your garden. Get yourself some water balloons and make sure you dodge them!

Build a Treehouse or a Den 

When it’s still warm outside – it can be a great opportunity for you to create somewhere fun outside for your kids to play. It can be a nice family project, and a great way to bond. Make sure that whatever you create has the correct safety precautions in place especially if you go for a treehouse. Don’t worry if you aren’t great at DIY – you can even get build your own den kit, so everything is prepared for you.

Nature Arts and Crafts 

Kids love arts and crafts, as it’s usually an excuse for them to get messy. Why not go for a stroll at a nearby park and start to pick up some stuff relating to nature and use them for crafts. For example, you can get leaves, pine cones, sticks – and then use them for picture painting. You can get a really big piece of cardboard (or paper), a bucket of paint and use the items you collected to make something special. Hopefully you will now have some great ideas for outdoor activities with the kids, so you can have some family fun.