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Become an outdoor adventurer in 2017

Become an outdoor adventurer in 2017

Immerse your children in the great outdoors in 2017 with our handy twelve step guide to becoming an outdoor adventurer – it’s their chance to embrace nature and get to know the local wildlife.

Encourage your children to enjoy the outdoors and complete each of our 12 challenges as a family, you could have a go at one each month, or for any very enthusiastic adventurers, you could complete them over a few months!

Receive an Outdoor Adventurer certificate
We will send an Outdoor Adventurer certificate to each child that completes every challenge. To claim your certificate, send us a photo of you and your child completing each challenge to adventurer@kingswood.co.uk

Here are our 12 challenges, good luck! 

  1. January challenge: Search for animal footprints

    KWC WILD AD TRACKSWonder which animals roam in your garden at night? Check for footprints in the frost and patterns on the grass

  2. February challenge: Take tree rubbings

    KWC WILD AD TREESGet to know the differences in trees – take a piece of paper and place it on the bark, then rub a crayon over it

  3. March challenge: Light a fire safely 

    KWC WILD AD FIRECollect twigs and branches from the garden to make a small fire in a fire proof container (with parental supervision)

  4. April challenge: Predict the weather - Observe animals

    KWC WILD AD ANIMALSBirds become quiet before it rains whilst cats like to clean their ears before the rain!

  5. May challenge: Feed some wildlife

    KWC WILD AD HEDGHOGHedgehogs have now come out of hibernation. Leave some cat food (non-fished based) and some fresh water out and see if a local hedgehog pays you a visit

  6. June challenge: Make a daisy chain

    KWC WILD AD DAISIESCollect a batch of 10 daisies, make a small hole in the stem of one, then thread through another and continue until you have made a long chain then fasten each end together

  7. July challenge: Stay in a tent in your garden overnight

    KWC WILD AD TENTEnjoy a night in the great outdoors surrounded by nature, under the stars

  8. August challenge: Build your own den

    KWC WILD AD BUILDINGCollect some large sticks and weave them together with string – you could even cover with large leaves

  9. September challenge: Have a go cooking outside 

    KWC WILD AD COOKINGAfter you’ve made a small fire (with supervision) melt some marshmallows on special sticks, you could even dips these into melted chocolate

  10. October challenge: Make a dreamcatcher 

    KWC WILD AD DREAMSUse a piece of willow and make a hoop, wrap some twine around so it looks like a spider’s web and hang some feathers off it

  11. November challenge: Predict the weather - Check the grass for dew at sunrise

    KWC WILD AD ANIMALS2This indicates clouds or strong breezes, which can mean rain. If there’s dew, it probably won’t rain that day.

  12. December challenge: Collect pine cones

    KWC WILD AD CONESThese make wonderful Christmas decorations – you could even spray them another colour such as silver or gold

Happy New Year!