15 Minutes Nature Walks

We have every Nature Walk you can imagine - and then some!

Go on a Colour Walk

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Search for the colours of the rainbow along your short walk

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Get under the trees

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It feels good to walk beneath the leaves and get up close to a cool tree trunk on a warm day- give it a try as you play hide and seek amongst the nearby trees and shrubs.

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Footpath Olympics

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Set challenges along the way like hop over the lines, freeze where there is different colour, balance walk along straight lines, jump over puddles,

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Nature journal

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Make a Nature Journal for your Nature Walks. Check out more here https://www.printablesfairy.com/nature-journal-for-kids/

Go on a mushroom hunt

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Mushrooms come in some weird and wonderful varieties. Discover this almost-alien world today

Make a mushroom spore print

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Find a mushroom to print or save one from the cooking pot for this activity

Make daisy or flower chains

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Gather flowers to make chains & bracelets

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Take pictures

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Take snaps of interesting things you find outdoors and kids can draw them later while indoors

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I Spy Walk

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Explore your garden or local area with this printable

Secret Messages

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Leave signs or secret messages in the hollow of a tree for a friend or sibling to find. You could link in with another family to add to the fun for your older kids.

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Treasure Trail

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Have a challenge to find the most unusual nature treasure on your route. Think sticks, stones, shells, features, leaves and much more.

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Tree spotting

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Discover what trees you can spot on your walk, We have a handy chart to help.

Make a leaf chain

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Gather interesting leaves to make a chain

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Sensory Scavenger Hunt

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Use all your senses: Touch, smell, sight, hear, taste

Tree rubbing

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Bring some paper & crayons for a quick tree rubbing, flower rubbing or leaf impression

Blossoms & Berries

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What summer blossoms and fruit are on the trees nearby? Go and see.

Eat outside

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Mini picnic outside

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Check out the weather outside

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Play the weather forcast game - everyone takes turns to report to weather outside : What it feels like, sounds like, look like: wind, sun, clouds, rain, temperature

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Photo Scavenger Hunt

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Using your phone or camera on a short stroll together, challenge kids to take photos of the items in the Photo Scavenger Hunt. Click on the link to find this fun activity, which will have kids tuning into Nature and observing the world around them within a few minutes.

Bird spotting

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Garden Bingo for Bird Spotters is a simple way to pass the time - whether it's 15 minutes or a bit longer.

Make Nature Art

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Use sticks, stones, leaves and nature materials to make Nature Art together.

Signs of Summer Stroll

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Look around and see can you find these signs of Summer. Nature shows us so much when we stop and look.

Find a Story Stone

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Give a stone a story or take a Story Stone with you, sit down in a sheltered spot and create a story together using what is all around you today. Engage all the senses.

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Scavenger hunt

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Check out the Scavenger Hunt PDF in the link and have some fun with this.

Go on a leaf hunt

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Trees, Trees, all around- but can you name them?

Photo Scavenger Hunt - Benefits

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Check out the link for how this simple activity packs a lot of Nature and developmental punch for our kids. You can see how simple, fun, activities like these are all you need to tempt your kids outdoors.

Stone balancing challenge

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Who can build the tallest tower?

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Mini Bug Hunt

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Get down low and see what lives beneath our feet.

Nature Bingo

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Pick a spot where you have access to some shrubs, or trees if you can, to have a game of Family Nature Bingo

Feed the birds

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Sometimes we take for granted the easy, little activities - kids love getting in touch with the wildlife on their doorstep - wherever you live.