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50 Outdoor adventures and activities for kids

Do you have adventurous kids? I do, in fact they are far braver than me.  Nothing seems to scare my lads and there is nothing they enjoy more than an outdoor adventure.  But the trick to getting your kids outdoors is to turn outdoor activities into outdoor adventures!

50 Must do outdoor activities

50 Outdoor Activities for kids

climb trees
  1. Tree climbing
  2. Hill rolling
  3. Fossil hunting
  4. Den building
  5. Skim a stone

6. Have a picnic

7. Go fishing or crabbing

8. Rockpooling

9. Fly a kite

10. Make a windsock


11. Go on a Minibeast hunt

12. Collect leaves and roll in them!

13. Make mud pies

14. Make a boat and float it on a river or pond

15. Go fruit picking


16. Go bird watching

17. Camp in the garden

18. Have a teddybears picnic

19. Make a hammock

20. Build a super large sandcastle

21. Surf the waves or at least jump them!


22. Play pooh sticks

23. Build a dam

24. See how many times you can skip


25. Feed the ducks

26. Make a flower chain

27. Star gaze

28. Have a scavenger hunt

29. Have a water fight

water fight

30. Paddle in the sea

31. Paddle in the river or beck

32. Collect shells

33. Go on a slip and slide

34. Go on a hike

35. Grow it, eat it


36. Have a campfire

37. Make damper bread

38. Roast marshmallows or make smores

39. Learn to Hula hoop

40. Make stone faces

41. Visit a farm


42. Climb rocks

43. Dance in the rain

44. Make a bug hotel

45. Go on a long bike ride

46. Try geocaching

48. Make bird feeders

bird feeders

48. Paint outdoors

49. Escape a maze

50. Use stepping stones to cross a river

Outdoor activities for kids

It really doesn’t matter what time of the year it is you can even have fun outdoors in the winter.

Go on an adventure with the Brave Bones Club

Steve Backshall, wildlife expert, presenter of TV’s Deadly 60 and my favorite on Strictly Come Dancing has teamed up with the Brave Bones Club to encourage and inspire you to go on an adventure.   In partnership with Cheestrings and Yollies, Brave Bones Club have put together a competition where the prize is an adventure of your own with the ultimate adventurer.  You’ll get to spend four amazing days exploring the outdoors with Steve and star in brand-new Brave Bones Club video series and make the MiniMads (and me) very, very envious!

To enter visit either First News or Fun Kids and watch the video below, where Steve explains more about what you’ll be doing in the big outdoors if you win:


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