30 Minutes Nature Walks

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

Spring Flowers Spotter

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Use this handy Spring Flowers spotter from Biodiversity Ireland to find the common Spring flowers growing in your area

Spring Flower Survey

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Help out Biodiversity Ireland by recording 20 easily identifiable Spring flowers in this survey

Spring Activities Bucket List

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Lots of simple, fun, activities to get your family outdoors this Spring

Spring Nature Hunt

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Get outdoors and enjoy this great Scavenger Hunt from the OPW

Spring Buds Challenge

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Can you identify the tree from the new buds of Spring? Use this handy spotter to explore the trees in your area.

Think Trees

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Trees are like a wooly blanket on a chilly night - reliable and comforting. And we are lucky to have an abundance of them in Ireland. Any walk, any day, will bring you in contact with these gentle giants so why not start to learn, or relearn, about the great Irish trees in our lives. Check out the link for a tree spotting ramble.

Nature Yoga

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On a fine day, a spot of nature Yoga can be a great start to your day. Check out the link for child friendly poses

Connect and unwind

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Ramble together, or sit and listen, for the different bird song around you. Check out the link to hear real life bird songs and see can you recognise it from any birds near you now.

Relax in Nature

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Try this relaxing meditation or try some simple children's Yoga poses in the great outdoors

Bird Watching

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Have fun tracking down these flying beauties in your local area

Think Sticks!

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There are so many things kids will do with sticks-just let their imagine soar. Check out the link for ideas.

Enjoy a Story Walk

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Play the Story Game as you walk along, or in a sheltered secret den along your route. Check out the link for ideas. Pack a snack and a favourite book to put a different twist on your Story Walk for another day.

Be a Bird Spy

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Have fun finding garden birds near your home or green space

Play Nature Bingo

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There are so many Nature Bingo ideas out there - check out this download for some easy ideas. Great for longer walks and car journeys too.

Play Plant Sensory Bingo

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Check out plants and have fun together along the way- Check out the download.

Play Climate Bingo

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Have fun with this easy download - It was created for car journeys but will work just as well for an explore around your neighbourhood. Just change up the rules as you need (or have none!) and the kids will roll with it.

Flower Trail

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Head off on a Flower Trail together. Use Wildflowers Of Ireland in the link to easily find and name flowers by their colour. The PlantNet APP is also great for identifying unknown plants you find along the way. The Skunk Cabbage found in our garden was a thrilling find for my kids - they fell around laughing at the name!

Find a secret tree base

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Kids love to explore trees or large sprawling shrubs. Challenge them to find a secret base on your route. This can become your story base, snack base, chatting base, hiding secret messages base or whatever you like.

Tree Climbing Expedition

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Find a tree to climb which is suitable for your child's age. Take this moment to teach them about safety and check out the safety tips in the attached article.

Wildlife Homes

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Can you find wildlife homes? Search in old walls or in tree trunks, under rocks or logs, look for nests in trees or thorny bushes and hedges, small holes on the ground, holes in the ditches or around the base of tree trunks?

Check for info

POOdunnit?

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Calling all Nature Detectives -Have a scoot around your garden, green space or park for wildlife poop (scat). A great way to track animals and see what creatures were visiting the area before you. Check out the link for help.

Mini Beast Detective

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Use this easy printable to search for the mini beasts living nearby. A useful APP, like Picture Insect, can add to your exploring too.

Urban Nature Detective

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Check out what animals live in our towns and cities. Use this handy printable to explore for some nearby

Urban Bird Spotting

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Check out the birds living in your town or city

Moth Hunt

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Moths come in all sorts of varieties too. Use this easy printable to track some down outside.

Butterfly Babies

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Kids love the story of Caterpillars turning into Butterflies. Look for some babies on the underside of large, leafy plants. Use this easy printable to find out the names of the ones you find.

Butterfly Chase

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Use this easy printable to find the flying beauties in your garden or green space

Ladybird Spotting

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Kids big and small love to find ladybirds- See how many can you can find with this easy printable

Beetle Hunt

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How many different beetles can you find with the easy printable?

Finch Spotting

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A common garden bird- use this handy printable to see which ones visit your garden or green space