Create your own Summer Explorer Kit

Published on: 28 Jul 2017

Now that the summer holidays are here it’s the perfect time to get the kids outdoors and go on an adventure! There are so many wonderful, free places to visit locally there really is no excuse and some of them even have play areas, double prizes! 

One way to enhance the fun is to take along your very own Explorer Kit. Here’s what we would include:

• String & scissors - to build mini rafts, to make a sword or their own creations.

• A trowel - to dig for treasure, look for Superworm or dig a big hole.

• Bug hunting kit - magnifying glass, tape measure and small plastic pots.

• Spotter sheets – there are lots of free ones on the internet or I can email you ones for our local area, just get in touch.

• A story book – there’s nothing quite like a snuggle with a book in the woods or for older children time to read in a relaxing environment.

• Small tarp – for den making, a picnic blanket or to make a stage for impromptu performances.

• Collecting bag – for carrying those natural treasures.

• Rope – to make a swing, a tug of war, traps or help get each other up steep hills.

• Old plastic cups/pots/spoons – children love simple mud/water play 

• Drink, snack and wet wipes - it’s hard to have fun if you are hungry.

• Bubbles - a magical cure for tired legs on the way home!

Suggestions of free places to visit: Snuff Mills, Bromley Heath Park, Stoke Park, Rodway Common, Golden Valley, Frenchay Common, Bristol to Bath cycle track, Willsbridge Mill, Pomphrey Hill, Leap Valley and my ‘office’ Lincombe Barn Woods.

If you fancy dropping off your child(ren) for an adventure with us, details of our summer sessions or you want to buy a Survival Kit (includes a whittling knife and fire steel) please contact us via or our Facebook group.

Nickie Corr


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