Win a copy of Born to be Wild

I firmly believe children don’t need ‘stuff’ they just need to know how to play.

I just love to see my kids playing outdoors and making the very most of nature. It feels so right and it is just such an essential part of childhood. Despite battling against their wish for screen time I think once they are outside and fully engaged even my kids would admit that it is MUCH more fun to play in the wild then stare at a too noisy screen.

born to be wild

Born to Be Wild (RSPB) is a lovely new book by Hattie Garlick,  it ispacked to the rafters with fabulous ideas to encourage children to play, craft and create outdoors.

We received our copy at the weekend and have marked off all the projects we want to try (there were an awful lot of them). The ideas follow the seasons and the Spring projects are lovely and we are excited to get stuck in . There are many for the seaside too so we will pack this book up and take it on our holidays with us. cannot wait to try the sand Houdini competition!

treasure maps

This weekend we had a go at making treasure maps for each other and planting markers around the garden. It was such a giggle. Next up we have plans to make alphabet stones, a blossom crown and  a mandala. There are hundreds of great ideas in this book and they are all free so it is a brilliant resource for a thrifty parent!

blossom crown, born to be wild

The book has really easy to follow instructions and simple ideas, it also has lots of facts, thoughts and research around play and the importance of being outdoors and connecting with nature.

This truly is a lovely book and suitable for families with children of all ages. I highly recommend it

If you would like to win a copy of Born to be Wild simply enter the rafflecopter below

 

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  1. abigail edkins
    April 5, 2016 / 11:34 am

    at the moment me and lillie are enjoying digging for wormies and making birds nests

  2. Tracy Nixon
    April 5, 2016 / 11:55 am

    I love walking along our local beach with my children and dog – always something different to see each day!

  3. ashleigh allan
    April 5, 2016 / 1:23 pm

    going on a woodland walk!

  4. emma walters
    April 5, 2016 / 1:32 pm

    my boys do love to go on natures trails, our local rspb one is fab x

  5. Harline parkin
    April 5, 2016 / 4:03 pm

    Has a family bike riding round a lovely place called rothervalley country park it’s flat so great for the grandchildren

  6. Rachel Craig
    April 5, 2016 / 4:39 pm

    A walk in the park, we enjoy seeing the flowers in bloom, playing on the swings etc. With an ice cream afternoon treat on some occasions.

  7. laura stewart
    April 5, 2016 / 4:43 pm

    i like gardening could spend hours in my garden

  8. Claire D
    April 5, 2016 / 6:13 pm

    We look tryinf different walks in the local area

  9. Janice Mackin
    April 5, 2016 / 6:39 pm

    We love berry picking.

  10. Paula Barker
    April 5, 2016 / 7:10 pm

    Walking along the beach

  11. Katie Sharman
    April 5, 2016 / 8:20 pm

    My little boy loves playing on his bike, collecting the eggs from his chickens and finding muddy puddles – the bigger the better!

  12. Andrea Fletcher
    April 5, 2016 / 8:39 pm

    Collecting shells in the summer and concers in Autumn

  13. Hekna
    April 6, 2016 / 12:17 am

    I just love to get out and about. I love a walk in a nice park or the forest.

  14. sarah rees
    April 6, 2016 / 3:25 pm

    planting vegetables

  15. Keith Hunt
    April 6, 2016 / 4:14 pm

    beach football

  16. Jo Hutchinson
    April 6, 2016 / 11:48 pm

    We love walking in the woods and collecting conkers.

  17. Corinne Peat
    April 7, 2016 / 6:55 pm

    We love going to the beach or climbing up hills.

  18. April 9, 2016 / 2:59 pm

    Being anywhere outside is a fantastic way to spend the day, but the best place is my local woods. We visit regularly and love to observe the changes through the seasons.

    The book looks fantastic thank you for the chance to win 🙂
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  19. MANDY DOHERTY
    April 9, 2016 / 9:00 pm

    Spending hours gardening

  20. Jo m Welsh
    April 10, 2016 / 6:53 am

    Bug hunting my daughters love hunting for them

  21. leanne weir
    April 10, 2016 / 7:18 am

    we like to go for walks as a family

  22. Claire Nutman
    April 10, 2016 / 11:02 am

    Rounders is family favourite x

  23. April 10, 2016 / 11:32 am

    Open water swimming – needs to be at an arranged event if doing it with the kids though

  24. Kristy Brown
    April 10, 2016 / 12:19 pm

    Walking along the coastal path

  25. WILL TRISCOTT 07899522334
    April 10, 2016 / 7:02 pm

    more family time would be so special

  26. Victoria N
    April 10, 2016 / 9:25 pm

    Looking for minibeasts in the garden

  27. helen tovell
    April 11, 2016 / 9:50 am

    Hunting along the coastline for things

  28. Kirsty Hosty
    April 11, 2016 / 4:40 pm

    Go on long dog walks with our crazy pooch buddy

  29. Angela Wilcox
    April 11, 2016 / 10:04 pm

    We love going for walks in the local forest or along the river

  30. YVONNE SHARPE
    April 12, 2016 / 6:59 pm

    Love going to the beach even in the winter collecting shells and driftwoodxx being by the seaside is so upliftingxxx

  31. esme mccrubb
    April 12, 2016 / 8:47 pm

    we love nature trails in the wood or at the beach

  32. Lisa Wilkinson
    April 12, 2016 / 10:05 pm

    Geo-Caching

  33. Solange
    April 13, 2016 / 1:28 am

    Camping

  34. Rich Tyler
    April 13, 2016 / 4:02 pm

    Out in the back garden with my little boy playing

  35. Sarah Norgrove
    April 13, 2016 / 8:57 pm

    Chasing after butterflies

  36. Sarah Wilson
    April 15, 2016 / 2:53 pm

    walking the dogs 🙂

  37. Rachel Butterworth
    April 15, 2016 / 6:48 pm

    Looking for creepy crawlies with my niece and three nephews.

  38. Sheri Darby
    April 15, 2016 / 9:09 pm

    Going for long walks

  39. Isabelle Smith
    April 16, 2016 / 1:48 am

    a nice weekend away camping

  40. Jade Hewlett
    April 17, 2016 / 11:50 am

    Building sandcastles on the beach

  41. Diana
    April 17, 2016 / 9:46 pm

    Family walks in the park and ball games outside 🙂

  42. claire little
    April 18, 2016 / 12:09 am

    going to the park

  43. jo liddement
    April 18, 2016 / 8:16 am

    We all love picking nuts and berries in the Autumn and looking for the badgers setts in our local woods.

  44. BECCA STAPLES
    April 18, 2016 / 10:47 am

    Walking in the woods and collecting fir cones and sticks x

  45. Christine Lockley
    April 18, 2016 / 11:04 am

    We love exploring our local nature trail – even when it’s raining we have fun splashing in muddy puddles

  46. olivia Kirby
    April 18, 2016 / 11:26 am

    We love geocaching and scooting!

  47. Barbara Handley
    April 18, 2016 / 12:11 pm

    Country walks along the canal looking at the narrow boats and wildlife.

  48. jemma dwyer
    April 18, 2016 / 1:38 pm

    exploring the woods 😀

  49. Natalie Crossan
    April 18, 2016 / 1:54 pm

    Football on the beach x

  50. Susan Sargent
    April 18, 2016 / 3:25 pm

    Love going to the beach

  51. Karl Borowy
    April 18, 2016 / 4:59 pm

    walking

  52. Dale Dow
    April 18, 2016 / 5:33 pm

    outdoor nature scavengers

  53. Pam Francis Gregory
    April 18, 2016 / 6:31 pm

    A good walk in the local hills

  54. Ruth Wollerton
    April 18, 2016 / 7:08 pm

    We love making dens big and small; from twigs, wood, blankets, chairs – anything and everything to have the most fun of all. Thanks

  55. Auntie Caffrin
    April 18, 2016 / 8:26 pm

    Looking for beasties under rocks

  56. Steven Beasley
    April 18, 2016 / 8:38 pm

    Playing football. Thank you for this chance

  57. Lisa Pond
    April 18, 2016 / 9:17 pm

    Love playing pooh sticks with our little one, we always end up in hysterics! 🙂

  58. Lorna-Jane Holland
    April 18, 2016 / 9:21 pm

    I love going to the seaside – definitely a beach person!

  59. Caroline Signey
    April 18, 2016 / 10:02 pm

    Walking in the woods and collecting pine cones

  60. MichelleD
    April 18, 2016 / 10:05 pm

    We love walking in the Lake District and building dens!

  61. Joanna Kasznicki
    April 18, 2016 / 10:12 pm

    We love going for bike rides in the woods or if its a hot day then going to Formby Beach and seeing the red squirrels

  62. Helen A
    April 18, 2016 / 10:14 pm

    Going on a bike ride through the countryside is our favourite.

  63. Kerry Smith
    April 18, 2016 / 10:30 pm

    I love going to the park and making dens

  64. Donna W
    April 18, 2016 / 10:43 pm

    At this time of year one of my favourite outdoor activities is planting the vegetable and flower seeds ready for the summer. I feel a little bit of pride watching them grow.

  65. Kirsty Fox
    April 18, 2016 / 11:09 pm

    Going crabbing in the rock pools

  66. Lisa Mauchline
    April 18, 2016 / 11:29 pm

    Playing football outside

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