Watch a wild webcam

You don’t always have to go outside to explore nature: some amazing spectacles are available to you in the comfort of your own home through the wonderful technology of webcams! There are webcams positioned all around the world, ready to bring the natural world to your screen, and a selection have been listed below –…

Let your lawn go wild

This is a very easy activity to do  – in fact, you don’t have to do anything! If you have a lawn in your garden, try leaving it to grow instead of giving it a mow! A well looked-after lawn may look quite nice, but it is not an ideal habitat for wildlife. It’s what…

Get whittling

When was the last time you carved a piece of wood? Many adults have done this at some point in their childhood, and it’s a very satisfying past-time. Even if you don’t plan to carve anything specific, whittling is a peaceful and calming activity for people of all ages. Best of all, you only need…

Help to make a bird’s nest

In Springtime, you may be lucky enough to see adult birds gathering materials to build their nests. You can help by supplying them with some lovely, comfy materials! Birds build nests of very differnce shapes and sizes, from the tinest goldcrest nest at just 10cm to the huge messy nests of eagles which can be…

Cuddle your favourite tree

If you don’t have a favourite tree already, now’s the time! Find a tree that means something to you, and show it some love. “Tree hugging” is often associated with a hippy lifestyle, but there is evidence out there that hugging a tree is good for you. Simply being outside, especially in green spaces with…

Stay up late and watch a sunset

Reflect on the passing of the day, and enjoy the sight of the setting sun. You can check the time of your sunset using the BBC Weather wesbite, or most weather apps will also give you the times you need. Find a comfy spot about half an hour before sunset time, make yourself a cup…

Wake to a sunrise

It’s time to set your alarm early tomorrow, get up with the birds and enjoy the rising sun. Most of us have seen a sunset, but have you ever seen the sunrise? You can check your sunrise times using the BBC Weather wesbite, or most weather apps will also give you the times you need….

Dip your toes in wild water

When was the last time you got your feet wet? Today’s the day to ditch your shoes and socks, and feel the water between your toes. This activity is especially enjoyable on a hot day – find your nearest shore, clean stream or river, and get splashing! Take the time to enjoy how the water…

Look for the old ways

It can be a lot of fun looking at old maps of where you live, or your favourite wild spaces. If you live in a built-up area, it can be fascinating to imagine how the land would have looked a hundred years ago, and old maps are a great place to start. The National Library…

Take a wild detour

If you walk or cycle to school or work, you probably follow the same route every day without thinking about it. Why not change things up a little with the occasional mini adventure? A good place to start is by looking at a map of your route. Take note of any potentially interesting areas that…