The weather might not have been perfect this half term but this hasn’t stopped us getting out and about. On Monday, we visited Bosworth Water Park and the Cub immediately stripped off down to his pants and ran across the sand into the newly-created paddle/swim pool. I stood there in awe (in my coat), politely declining his enthusiastic attempts to get me to join him (I didn’t have my swimsuit/wetsuit with me ;). I promised to join him in a few weeks when the weather was a bit (lot) warmer.
On Tuesday we went to Snibston Discovery Museum, a firm favourite of the Cub’s and well worth a visit, especially as Leicestershire County Council seem intent on closing it at the end of July. PLEASE sign the petition here to keep it open.
Today we visited Rosliston Forestry Centre and the Cub and I built a den and searched for mini beasts amongst the trees with the kit kindly provided to us by the Brave Bones Club. The Brave Bones Club is an initiative championed by Cheestrings and Celebrity Adventurer Steve Backshall. It’s all about getting kids outside, building their confidence and getting them engaging in their own mini adventures. They sent us a backpack filled with adventuring equipment – a drinks bottle, some binoculars, a magnifying glass and a really cool device that you suck bugs into for examination purposes before re-releasing them into the wild. It was a brilliant day, the Cub running wild with some of his best friends and I expect us both to sleep soundly tonight.
If you are struggling for things to do this half term, why not first of all enter a competition to win four days of mini adventures with Steve himself, here: http://www.funkidslive.com/win/win-a-four-day-adventure-with-steve-backshall-and-the-brave-bones-club/
and watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STbUPeS0ZX8
The prize is open to boys and girls aged 6 to 10, these mini adventures will be filmed and will create five online videos with how-to tips and tricks which we will publish throughout the school holidays (starring the prize winners!).
The competition closes on the 29th May 2015. (further t&c’s on the website)
Then tomorrow, see how many of these brilliant and (even better) low cost things you can get up to:
TOP 20 LOW COST OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS TO DO WITH THEIR PARENTS (RANKED)
- Going to the park (60%)
- Throwing and catching a ball (48%)
- Kicking a ball (47%)
- Looking at wildlife (46%)
- Going on nature trails (45%)
- Playing sports (45%)
- Riding a bike (44%)
- Playing with animals (36%)
- Looking for wildlife (35%)
- Building a den (33%)
- Putting up a tent (31%)
- Riding a scooter (30%)
- Flying a kite (22%)
- Preparing a vegetable patch (18%)
- Identifying planets and stars (17%)
- Climbing a tree (15%)
- Skating (12%)
- Building a fire (10%)
- Learning to fish (6%)
- Building a treehouse (5%)