Summer holiday activities (for free!)

School’s out, so let nature in!

Research in child development shows that there are tremendous benefits to connecting children with nature. Children who spend quality time outside develop stronger immune systems and healthy emotional coping skills. Learning about nature teaches empathy, pattern recognition, social skills and scientific curiosity.

With nature all around us, there’s no time to be bored!

Here are the pick of our favourite summer activities, and they won’t cost you a penny.

Go exploring at Earth Trust’s green spaces

There’s no entry fees, and we have everything from wetlands and forests, hills and riverside walks for you to discover. Have you visited them all?

Perfect picnic spots, away from the crowds, can be found at Wallingford Castle MeadowsDidcot Mowbray FieldsThrupp Lake and amongst the tranquil woods at Broad Arboretum.

Read our tips for an eco-friendly picnic.

Print-at-home resources to turn a walk into an adventure!

Journey stick

Pine cone bird feeders

Rainbow walk

Summer pollinators spotter

Summer holiday scavenger hunt

 

Experience the great outdoors from indoors

Photo by Taylor Heery on Unsplash

Colour me in: hedgehog

Colour me in: lamb

Make mini binoculars

Make a wildlife card game

Roman recipe: honey oat biscuits

 

 

 

Great green days out

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Eco Attractions and made a little e-booklet, with exciting ways you can play, be creative and stay connected with nature.  Click here for your summer Nature Play List

Let us know how you’re connecting with nature this summer, share your photos and stories with us on social using #EarthTrust, or drop us an email.

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