Countryside kids are outdoor kids! Here’s our top tips for making your own fun in the countryside, or you can download the sheet HERE.

1) Alphabet Scavenger Hunt

Write a list of nature treasures for every letter A-Z and see how many you can find.

2) Climb a Tree

See how high you can climb. What can you see from up in the branches?

3) Walk Barefoot

Take off your shoes and socks and feel the sand between your toes or the grass beneath your feet. What other surfaces can you find and how do they feel? Which is your favourite and why?

4) Stick Man

I’m stick man, that’s me! Can you find a stick shaped like Stick Man?

5) Rainbow Hunt

Become a nature detective and find something for every colour of the rainbow.

6) Make a Kite

Use paper, sticks, sticky tape and string to make a kite and soar the sky.

7) Treasure Hunt

Draw a map of your pitch and hide treasure for other to find. X marks the spot!

8) Animal Tracks

Watch out for animal tracks, see if you can identify them and see where they go.

9) Sports Day

Egg and spoon, three legs, bean bag challenge. Have a sports day with prizes for the winner!

10) Make a grass whistle

Pick a tall, wide blade of grass, place it flat lengthways between the edge of your thumbs and blow.

11) A-Z Animals

Think of an animal, make that sound and move the way that animal moves. Can other people guess what animal you are?

12) Build a Den

Create a shelter from sticks and branches or cushions and blankets. Can you hide inside?

13) Obstacle Course

Cushions, sticks, chairs, toys, logs, blankets...make an obstacle course for you to hop, skip, climb, balance and jump your way around.

14) Fishing

If you’re near a river, the sea or a fishing lake, grab a net and see what you can catch.

15) Mini Beast Hunt

Lift rocks and logs to see what creepy crawlies live beneath. Can you identify them?

16) Frisbee

Decorate a paper plate with colours and patterns to make your very own personalised frisbee. How far can you throw it?

17) Pooh Sticks

Drop twigs into a stream and see who wins the race - this works especially well under a bridge!

18) Puddle Jumping

If you’ve had a rainy day, put on your wellies and go for a walk to hunt for puddles.

19) Stop and listen!

What can you hear? Are they nature sounds, town sounds, happy sounds, animal sounds...?

20) Measure and Compare

Biggest, smallest, heaviest, lightest, smoothest, roughest, longest, shortest...scavenge for cool nature stuff and then compare your treasure.

Build a ramp to discover what rolls fastest, or drop things into a bowl of water to see what makes the biggest splash. Why do you think that is?

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  • Polruan Holidays

    left quotesright quotesMy favourite campsite and one I return to often! Very friendly, clean and well maintained. The owners are very helpful and welcoming. I can't recommend this place enough. Wonderful spot for relaxing. Great location for walkers too. Right near the coast and across the estuary from the usually busy Fowey.

    5 StarsMatthew Batten

  • Bingham Grange Touring & Camping Park

    left quotesright quotesJust got back from another great stay at Bingham Grange, couldn't fault a thing, food in restaurant was top class and loads of it, wonderful friendly staff and great amenities. Loved the pitch, so well maintained. See you again soon!

    5 StarsBrian and Anne Willows

  • Disserth Caravan and Camping Park

    left quotesright quotesHad a lovely long weekend at Disserth this summer. The site has everything you could need and it sits in a wonderful peaceful little valley. The wildlife is amazing and we saw many red kites. We will definitely be going back next year.

    5 StarsRon Edwards

  • Westermill Farm Holidays

    left quotesright quotesWent last year, can't wait to go back. Lovely little place. Hidden gem. Tina the owner is lovely, comes to see you before you leave. It’s the perfect little retreat. Love it.

    5 StarsEllen Candlin

  • Holme Valley Camping and Caravan Park

    left quotesright quotesAmazing campsite, really well looked after. The kids playground, river for paddling, duck pond and picturesque walks make this one of the best I've been to in the UK. Huge thanks to whoever runs this place.

    5 StarsRowan White

  • Halse Farm Caravan & Camping Site

    left quotesright quotesThis is an excellent campsite. A friendly and informed welcome in the heart of Exmoor. The site has great facilities and stunning views. WiFi was free and provided a good signal. Don't be put off by the farm tag it's all well managed and separate from the camping area. Overall an excellent campsite and one we will visit again.

    5 StarsNathan Burden

  • Rowlands Wait Touring Park

    left quotesright quotesWonderful site was exactly everything we look for in a site, dog friendly, children friendly nice little play area, lots of space, clean facilities. Walks from site were a bonus and in an ideal location for tourist activities. Highly recommended and were made to feel very welcome by the helpful cheery owners.

    5 StarsLinda Tyson

  • Riverside Holidays

    left quotesright quotesFantastic site with beautiful surroundings and right by the river. The site is well kept and the wardens are fantastic and will always go out of their way to help you. Also a good base for exploring the south coast. We stay numerous times a year as always made to feel so welcome.

    5 StarsRachel Price

  • Silver Sands Holiday Park

    left quotesright quotesOur favourite family holiday. We've been returning year after year, camping as a group of four families. The site is beautifully clean and tidy, nothing is too much trouble for the amazingly helpful owners and the location is perfect for exploring one of the most stunning parts of Cornwall. We love this place!

    5 StarsJo Cooper

  • Plas Gwyn Caravan Park

    left quotesright quotesFantastic place! Home after lovely weekend, fantastic place to take the caravan for few days. Great site well looked after clean and tidy. Friendly place to stay. Close to Caernafon, Llanberis plenty to see and do, Will be going back again in the spring.

    5 StarsRachael G

  • Manor Farm Caravan Park

    left quotesright quotesWent last year, can't wait to go back. Lovely little place. Hidden gem. Tina the owner is lovely, comes to see you before you leave. It’s the perfect little retreat. Love it.

    5 StarsEllen Candlin

  • Loch Ken Holiday Park

    left quotesright quotesA lovely family friendly campsite. I imagine it's quieter out of season but even during the bank holiday weekend the facilities were clean. Very good facilities for all, great parks for the kids, rope swing, walks and spectacular views. Site is on the loch which is lovely. Recommended.

    5 StarsMat Bailey

  • Forest Glade Holiday Park

    left quotesright quotesSuperb hidden gem of a site with just enough to keep all the family entertained while so being a good Base to explore the rest of Devon from. Friendly and helpful staff and a really enjoyable holiday.

    5 StarsJohn Cowell

  • Tanner Farm Park

    left quotesright quotesI love this site. It's set in beautiful surroundings and there are useful shops just down the road in the village, although I wouldn't touch the Chinese takeaway there with a barge pole (had food from there once and it was vile). The pitches are an excellent size and the park definitely doesn't feel crowded. All facilities are clean and well maintained.

    5 StarsAlan Smith

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