The Big Book of 100 Outdoor Activities

July 2, 2020

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There are times when keeping young children occupied and entertained can be a challenge, even for the most organised or imaginative of parents. Developing a child’s interest in nature is one of the most important things you can do. This is where The Big Book of 100 Outdoor Activities comes in.

The Big Book of 100 Outdoor Activities

Written by Laura Minter and Tia Williams
Published by GMC Publications

This bumper book of outdoor activities is filled with a fantastic range of crafty things to do. It’s all you need to get the kids outdoors and enjoying nature, whatever the weather.

The aims are to provide parents with simple and quick activities and creative ideas to engage and entertain their children. As well as encourage them to be more curious about their world. To learn more about the environment and to care more deeply about it.

What activities are included?

Activities are grouped into eight sections, each one packed with things to do that range from spur-of-the-moment creative play, involving little or no preparations, to mini projects with step-by-step instructions.

  • Wildlife spotting
  • In the garden
  • Messy makes
  • Arts and crafts
  • Games
  • Rainy day
  • Food and drink
  • Playing and make-believe

About the authors

Laura Minter and Tia Williams are two creative mums based in Brighton. They started Little Button Diaries, their crafting and baking blog in 2013 and its popularity has seen them blog form companies such as Paperchase, Laura Ashley and Hobbycraft/ As well as contributions in The Sun and magazines including Creativity, Essentials and Mollie Makes.

Where can you buy The Big Book of 100 Outdoor Activities book?

The Big Book of 100 Outdoor Activities is available to buy from Amazon in Paperback or Kindle Edition.

Our thoughts of The Big Book of 100 Outdoor Activities

When it comes to crafts and activities, I confess that I would love to be one of those mums who can turn nothing into something. However, I’m not. I struggle to think of the different ways to utilise the things around us and turn them into a fun activity, learning through play experience etc. Thank goodness for this book showcasing an array of activities and crafts that I can complete easily with the children. From heading out to collect the materials from nature to transforming them into masterpieces.

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The Big Book of 100 Outdoor Activities
  • Lyndsey cooksey July 2, 2020 at 9:00 am

    What a fantastic book! My after school club children would love this, lots of fantastic ideas that we could use!

  • Ursula Hunt July 2, 2020 at 10:15 am

    We enjoy walking through our local woods and when the weather allows we build a den

  • Peter Watson July 2, 2020 at 10:35 am

    I love gardening with the grandchildren.

  • ANNE BOSTWICK July 2, 2020 at 10:36 am

    We will be resuming grandparent duties this weekend following the relaxation of pandemic restrictions (4th July) but can’t remember how we used to entertain our grandson before the lockdown. This book will have all the answers weather permitting!

  • Karen Usher July 2, 2020 at 11:39 am

    I love to set up obstacle courses in the garden, it involves running, jumping, climbing under things, throwing a ball etc, keeps the kids entertained and great exercise!

  • Susie Wilkinson July 2, 2020 at 12:20 pm

    We enjoy the simple things, water fights with squeezy bottles and playing in the paddling pool.

  • Rich Tyler July 2, 2020 at 2:12 pm

    My boys love BUG HUNTING

  • Solange July 2, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    We like playing ball games, foraging and using our scooters.

  • Helen Tovell July 2, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    We like to make art out of things we collect on walks

  • Rachel Craig July 2, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    Walks. Walks in the park. Walks and visits to the pets corner ( hoping this will re – open in time. As there is a gradual easing of lockdown). We do enjoy nature, outdoors, birds, animals, etc.

  • Laura Linsey July 2, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    My daughters love collecting sticks, it isn’t a proper walk until we’ve found a stick.

  • Tracy Nixon July 3, 2020 at 5:53 am

    We enjoy gardening and making bird food balls to hang on our bird house!

  • michelle o'neill July 3, 2020 at 7:17 am

    my granddaughter is a keen birdwatcher x

  • Lyndsey cooksey July 3, 2020 at 8:10 am

    My girls loved to go looking for mini beasts, making mud pies and trying to catch butterflies!

  • Vikki Bowker July 3, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    Collecting sticks that look like other things. Taking photos of bugs to identify when we get home.

  • Alison Barker July 3, 2020 at 7:11 pm

    Looking at nature.

  • ellie spider July 3, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    w enjoy going for walks wildlife spotting and rollerskating

  • Kerry Taylor July 4, 2020 at 7:26 am

    I try and do as much as possible outside – water play, sand, painting…

  • Margaret Gallagher July 4, 2020 at 8:54 am

    Giant versions of indoor games – jenga and snakes and ladders are our favourite

  • Lisa Wilkinson July 4, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    I loved bring on my bike

  • Ellen Stafford July 4, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    We love going geocaching.

  • A.E. ADKINS July 5, 2020 at 1:28 pm

    Love den-making (inside or outside) and mud play (definitely outside!)

  • Samantha O'D July 7, 2020 at 10:51 am

    My kids love gardening with their grandad, hes much better at it than i am

  • Linzi H July 7, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    This would be fantastic for my girls! We love to spend alot of time outside as a family so this would give us some fresh ideas to keep the kids busy and enjoying the outdoors

  • MissyT July 7, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    What a wonderful looking book! I work in a school and an an outdoor club with primary age children Always on the look out for new ideas

  • Julia Kerr July 16, 2020 at 12:17 am

    When it’s miserable we go on puddle walks so that we are still getting some fresh air. Lots of puddle jumping in appropriate clothes and then home for hot chocolate

  • ashleigh allan July 16, 2020 at 8:52 am

    Gardening and woodland walks and different sports!

  • lynn neal July 17, 2020 at 11:39 am

    We enjoy treasure hunts in the garden especially when we are dressed as pirates and finding coins!

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