Top 10 things to do in the woods

Woods are exciting places to explore. You can run around, use all your senses, get muddy and have hours of fun. There will be lots of wildlife for you to get to know and you will find that no two visits are the same. Here's our Top ten things to do in the go & discover yours! Don’t forget to share your adventures with us on social media.

1. Go on a scavenger hunt

Take a bag with you and collect some natural treasures; acorns, pinecones, feathers, twigs...

2. Make a trail

Draw a map with interesting points that you find along the way or use fallen twigs or pebbles to make arrows for your family to follow. 

Make a trail

3. Climb trees

Make sure the tree is safe to climb and that you have someone to supervise you at all times.

4. Make a bark rubbing

Take some paper and crayons with you. This is a great way to learn how to identify the different types of trees in your woodland!

5. Hug a tree!

Show the trees some love! They produce the air that we breathe and provide habitat for all kinds of wildlife.

Tree hug

6. Play hide & seek

All those trees make the perfect hiding places!

7. Build a den

Use fallen branches and twigs to make a shelter and cover them in leaves or a tarpaulin.

9. Make a piece of natural art

Can you make a picture of a bird using natural materials? Gather leaves and twigs and see what you can make. Find out how to create some Japanese leaf art or a Green Man 

Japanese leaf art

10. Track wildlife

Can you find any footprints or animal poo? They are a good signto what is living in the woods. Where do the tracks go?

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