It’s June, which means it is officially time for the #30DaysWild challenge! The aim of the 30 Days Wild challenge is for families to come together in order to celebrate and explore the wonders of the natural world. Each day for the 30 days of June, people are challenged to do something wild! This prompt can be taken in whichever way you see fit, whether that’s spending time in the garden playing with your favourite outdoor toys, or going camping in the wilderness – whatever floats your boat!
For more information, check out the 30 Days Wild Challenge from The Wildlife Trust. Don’t forget to sign up to receive your free pack via post or email.
Being out in nature is so important, and engaging in outdoor activities not only allows us to connect with nature but also strengthens the bonds within our families. In this blog post, we’ve put together a range of outdoor activities that can be spread over 30 days in order to inspire your family’s 30 Days Wild adventures.
So, gather your kiddos and get ready for an adventurous month!
30 Days Wild Ideas
- Take a hike or walk in a local nature reserve or national park.
- Go cloud watching – what shapes do you see?
- Have a family picnic in the park.
- Plan your own ‘wildlife safari’ and spot animals in their natural habitats.
- Set up a back garden camping adventure complete with tents, a campfire, and storytelling.
- Explore a nearby beach and discover seashells, crabs, and rock pools.
- Visit a botanical garden such as RHS Wisley, The Eden Project, or Kew Gardens.
- Plan a nature-themed scavenger hunt with clues and hidden treasures.
- Fly a kite in an open field or park on a windy day.
- Create nature-inspired art using leaves, flowers, and rocks.
- Volunteer as a family for a local litter-picking event in a nearby park or beach.
- Go bird watching and take an app or book to help you identify the birds you see.
- Build a birdhouse or a DIY bug hotel to provide shelter for wildlife.
- Set up a family nature journal and document your observations and experiences throughout the month.
- Have a day dedicated to gardening and planting bee and butterfly-friendly flowers or plants.
- Try your hand at stargazing and spend an evening identifying constellations.
- Visit a nearby farm.
- Hire some boats, kayaks, or canoes and head to the lake for a day on the water.
- Start a family herb garden and learn about the holistic properties of different plants.
- Go on a nature photography adventure and capture some beautiful shots of the plants, wildlife, and of course, yourselves.
- Visit a conservation centre (like the New Forest Wildlife Park) to learn more about the animals native to the UK and how you can help them.
- Build a fairy or gnome garden using natural materials found in your surroundings.
- Go on a family bike ride (or scooter ride!)
- Create a mini-pond in your garden for frogs and dragonflies. You could even add aquatic plants.
- Set up a nature-based obstacle course in your backyard or a nearby park and exercise outside.
- Make your very own bird feeders, like these cookie cutter bird feeders or these toilet roll bird feeders.
- Go on a camping adventure.
- Walk around on the grass barefoot (make sure to do this in a safe area).
- Go on a mini beast hunt.
- Learn about the trees in your area and identify the ones you see.
There you have it, 30 exciting activities to inspire your family’s #30DaysWild adventure. As you can see, we have some great blog posts already that show you how to make some really cool outdoor crafts, as well as lots of free printables and DIY projects.
Remember, the key to the 30 Days Wild challenge is to immerse yourselves in nature, embrace its beauty, and create lasting memories.
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