Seaheaven's Favourite outdoor Activities with kids
Posted on August 21 2017
1. go on a hike
2. Pick wild fruit
3. Make a home for wildlife
The good thing about this activity is that it’s helping nature as well. Bees are needing our help more than ever. A good way to help the bees is to plant some flowers All you need for this is either a pot or patch of earth, compost and the flowers. The bees will love coming to your garden to take the pollen from them.
Frogs also need our help. There also has been a decline in the frog population so creating a suitable habitat in your garden can help re-establish local frogs and other wildlife.
The most important feature for a frog garden is creating a bush-like setting such as native grasses and ground covers, shrubs and small trees (providing protections from sun and wind and food for insects, which would then be the food for the frogs).
Most frogs will visit the water to breed, so a temporal pond made with an impermeable layer of plastic or clay with soil and vegetation can be great for breeding frogs after filled with rain water. Just make sure the hole can hold water for about 6 weeks. Don’t forget to provide perches so the newly frogs can leave the water when needed.
Once they leave the pond, they will require the shelter of rocks, leaf litter, logs and ground cover to stay in your garden.
4. Go for a family bike ride
Not only will this wear the kids out but it’s a good way to get the family to spend some time together, to bond, and away from technology. Packing a picnic to enjoy at the end can be a great incentive to finish the ride. Who doesn’t love a tasty picnic?