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 woods...now 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.
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.
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
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?
Want some more inspiration?
There's lots more nature activities you can do in your own area...or why not try one of our courses or events?