Exploring the great outdoors

4 October 2023
Childs hands hold autumnal leafs


Autumn is a wonderful season for children to explore the changing colours and textures around them, and to observe the natural world as it starts to close down a little as we approach winter. Do you know that frogs go into their version of hibernation this month which is called brumation?  Some will sleep in nooks and crannies at the edge of ponds while others will hibernate at the bottom of ponds.

Here are two articles with ideas to help you enjoy being active outdoors with your children:

Exploring the Great Outdoors | Family Corner

Why children’s imaginations flourish in fresh air | Famly

In celebration of Autumn the National Trust is giving away a limited number of free, single-use visit passes for entry to select sites throughout the autumn months, allowing more families to experience the beauty of nature:

To claim your free pass, visit: nationaltrust.org.uk/autumn