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Summer Holiday Activities in the Countryside for Kids

Tuesday 19th July 2011

Summer is here and the holidays already begun and children all over the UK will need entertaining, exercise and fresh air, so if the countryside is on your doorstep therell be plenty of activities to do for free. Take a look at the Countryside Investigators website for ideas on outdoor countryside activities.

Countryside Investigators have a website that offer some fantastic ideas for keeping children interested in the British countryside. Teachers, and parents can download their free resources and either use them in their classroom or at home or on holiday. You can find videos, facts and information, interactive web games, online quizzes, classroom activities, curriculum links, advice about visits to the countryside and links to other useful websites.

Why not go for a long ramble with some bug jars and a butterfly net and see just how many different species you can collect on your trip. Another great child-friendly day out in the holidays is a visit to a farm park, or a trip to a country estate. Forests and moors all offer their own unique learning opportunities for kids too. Theres an amazing range of wildlife in the woodlands, as well as things for visitors to do such as mountain biking, walking and bird watching.

Visit their website today for great ideas for summer holiday activities.

About Countryside Investigators:  

Countryside Investigators encourage teachersto arrange for children to visit the countryside and experience some of the wonderful things it has to offer at first hand. Research has shown that there are considerable benefits for children to become involved with nature and there are a number of ways to arrange a great day out. Advice about organising a school trip to a farm or other rural venue is provided, including a risk assessment form, planning guidance and details of organisations that can help.


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