Whether you want to improve your energy levels or boost your well being, the benefits of being close to nature are endless. To help you maintain your relationship with the great outdoors we’ve put together eight simple ideas you can try wherever you are.
Build a bug hotel at the kitchen table (then take it outside)
Keep your mini explorers busy by getting them to build a bug hotel. There’s tons of super-easy tutorials online and it’s one of the most effective ways to introduce your little ones to mini beasts. They’re sure to be entertained for ages watching beetles, bees and centipedes, lacewings, ladybirds, and woodlice come and go throughout the day.
Make a den in the backyard
Some of the best activities are the most simple. Grab a couple of chairs and a blanket and head into the back garden for an epic den building session. A back garden den makes a great base for crafty activities. Think teddy bear picnics, water play and painting in the day and shadow puppet shows in the evening. All outside in the glorious fresh air.
Spot wildlife from the window
Even when you’re living in the tiniest city apartment, nature will find its way into your life. If it’s time for a break from Netflix, get your kids involved with a windowside nature-watching competition with treats for whoever can identify the most trees, animals and insects.