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100 Family Adventures by Tim, Kerry, Amy and Ella Meek (Flexi Cover) ISBN: 9780711236615

100 Family Adventures by Tim, Kerry, Amy and Ella Meek (Flexi Cover) ISBN: 9780711236615

The adventure ambassadors our current generation of cotton-wool kids urgently need' Daily Telegraph. Adventure is out there – you just have to go and find it! These days children spend less time outside and more time in front of screens: computers, phones, games, television. This brilliant book provides inspiration for families to swap 'screen time' for 'green time' and shows how any family, wherever they live, can get outside and enjoy outdoor adventures together. Packed full of tried and tested outdoor activities, this valuable resource bank groups the adventures into themes including Woodland, Water, Close to Home, Hills and Mountains, Exploring, By the Sea, Extreme Weather, and each section has activities ranging in difficulty. From making a rope swing to scrambling up a stream, from spending a day without electricity to going on a charity bike ride, from exploring a rockpool to camping on an uninhabited island, wherever you are, whatever age or ability, this book has the perfect adventure activity for your family. With sensible but enthusiastic instructions written by parents Tim and Kerry, and added remarks, advice and jokes from children Amy and Ella, this is the perfect book to get your family out of the house and adventuring in the great outdoors!


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101 Outdoor Activities For Children by Fiona Bird (Paperback) ISBN: 9781782495789

101 Outdoor Activities For Children by Fiona Bird (Paperback) ISBN: 9781782495789

A practical, dip-in guide, packed with over 100 outdoor activities for children.

In an era when the iPad is often more appealing than the park, it can be difficult to encourage kids to get off the couch and spend time outside. In this inspirational book, with ideas for children of all ages, there are over 100 imaginative ways for children to keep busy and have fun outdoors.

They can enjoy outdoor crafts such as making leaf art bunting, a dream catcher or their own toy raft, or get physical and burn off some energy with beach hopscotch, animal tracking, and by developing their hunting and gathering skills. Or perhaps they would like to relax and enjoy some star-gazing or pond-dipping instead. There are fun activities to help kids get up close and personal with nature by making a wormery and a bug attractor, doing some investigative ant experiments and putting on their own gastropod race! The book includes handy reference pics to help children identify plants, flowers and wildlife, so as well as enjoying the great outdoors, they can learn to understand and appreciate their surroundings too.


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101 Things For Kids To Do Outside by Dawn Isaac (Paperback) ISBN: 9780857831835

101 Things For Kids To Do Outside by Dawn Isaac (Paperback) ISBN: 9780857831835

Packed with games, projects, crafts, experiments and gardening inspiration, 101 Things for Kids to do Outside will have your children racing out to try something new. From party games and treasure hunts to simple gardening projects, each idea is simple to follow and illustrated with colour photography throughout.


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365 Outdoor Activities You Have To Try! (Paperback) ISBN: 9781409348191

365 Outdoor Activities You Have To Try! (Paperback) ISBN: 9781409348191

From easy-to-do garden projects to more ambitious building projects, there's an activity for all interests and abilities. Wherever you are in the world, use whatever's at your doorstep and get the whole family exploring nature together.


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50 Things To Do Before You're 11 3/4  (Paperback) ISBN: 9780857636188

50 Things To Do Before You're 11 3/4 (Paperback) ISBN: 9780857636188

Full of handy tips, nature facts and activity checklists, it's the perfect nature journal - with lots of space for notes, photos, leaves, doodles and more. And when it's just too wet to go outside, you can always turn to the rainy day activities.


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The Art Of Camping by Matthew De Abaitua (Paperback) ISBN: 9780241953877

The Art Of Camping by Matthew De Abaitua (Paperback) ISBN: 9780241953877

From packing to pitching, with hikes into the deep history of the subject and encounters with the great campers and camping movements of the past, this title presents a philosophical blend of how to, history and personal anecdotes of camping.


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Bushcraft 101 by Dave Canterbury (Paperback) ISBN: 9781440579776

Bushcraft 101 by Dave Canterbury (Paperback) ISBN: 9781440579776

This valuable guide offers only the most important survival skills to help you craft resources from your surroundings and truly experience the beauty and thrill of the wilderness. Inside, you'll also discover detailed information on choosing the right items for your kit, manufacturing needed tools and supplies, collecting and cooking food and protecting yourself from the elements.


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Bushcraft: A Family Guide by John Boe & Owen Senior (Paperback) ISBN: 9781849537414

Bushcraft: A Family Guide by John Boe & Owen Senior (Paperback) ISBN: 9781849537414

This beautifully illustrated book contains everything that both children and adults need to know to have fun and be safe in the outside world, including instructions on building shelters, foraging, tracking, tying knots, navigation and much more.


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Carve A Simple Guide To Whittling by Melanie Abrantes (Hardback) ISBN: 9780451498960

Carve A Simple Guide To Whittling by Melanie Abrantes (Hardback) ISBN: 9780451498960

Norwegian Wood meets How to Tie a Tie in this irresistible gift for DIY enthusiasts. Using just a tool or two (a pocketknife and a gouge), readers will learn how to whittle 12 small objects, from a coffee spoon to a pair of dice, that take just a few hours to finish--and in the process carve out a little peace and quiet for themselves. Carve is an accessible guide to a hobby made for unplugging and connecting with the outdoors. Beautiful lifestyle and how-to photographs inspire readers to carve simple projects that include a comb, catch-all tray, camping fork and knife, air plant hanger, pair of dice, and more. Woodworker Melanie Abrantes also includes information on choosing the right knife and wood and tips on personalizing and maintaining a finished piece with staining, burning, monogramming, and more.


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Crafting With Nature by Amy Renea (Paperback) ISBN: 9781624141980

Crafting With Nature by Amy Renea (Paperback) ISBN: 9781624141980

Crafting with Nature offers an incredible collection of easy projects using natural materials you can gather or grow and form into beautiful and useful crafts. The book has a total of 58 detailed step-by-step tutorials and 44 quick-and-easy inspiration ideas and crafting techniques.


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The Den Book by Jo Schofield and Fiona Banks (Paperback) ISBN: 9780711237667

The Den Book by Jo Schofield and Fiona Banks (Paperback) ISBN: 9780711237667

The Den Book is packed with inspiring photos and descriptive text to tempt children (and adults) into building amazing dens outdoors, for themselves, for their toys, or for the imaginary creatures who live in the woods or the park.


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Green Crafts For Children by Emma Hardy (Paperback) ISBN: 9781782494645

Green Crafts For Children by Emma Hardy (Paperback) ISBN: 9781782494645

35 creative projects for children using natural and recycled materials

Making their own toys, games, gifts and ornaments encourages children to use their creative flair – and if they can use component parts that are adapted or recycled, so much the better for them and the planet. None of Emma Hardy’s projects in Green Crafts for Children use any special materials. Instead, they all rely on items that are likely to be in the cupboard, can be found around the house or garden, or collected on walks in the park or at the beach. There are recipes for salt dough and methods for easy felting, plus ways to imaginatively use old gift-wrapping paper and worn-out clothes, as well as pine cones, tree bark, shells and other natural bits and bobs. Gifts for relatives and friends are here, together with games and toys that can be made and then played with again and again. From painted stones and a friendship bracelet to a simple dolls’ house and a driftwood boat, children will love the projects in this engaging book. In fact, kids need never be bored again.


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