Head outside to explore, play and have fun this half term! Getting children outside to play, using their imaginations and exploring is important for their well-being, resilience and development – as well as their happiness.

Here are some ideas from the Lewis family about playing outdoors, engaging with nature, and getting to know the world around you.

Looking for more play ideas to try this autumn? Give these a go: 

  1. Playing pooh sticks 
  2. Making shadow shapes 
  3. Searching for autumnal things on your walk 
  4. Building a den
  5. Going on a scavenger hunt
  6. Carving pumpkins 
  7. Playing hide and seek in the dark 
  8. Chasing your shadow
  9. Jumping in puddles
  10. Going stargazing.