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We love to make and create with play. All play ideas will be shared here in this section

Fruit, juice and Lolly pops

Fruit, juice and Lolly pops

A favourite way to spend some time in the Summer holidays for my children is fruit picking. I actually really enjoy it too and you can find so many farms now that have parks, cafes and animals as well as the fruit picking so you can really make a day of it. It costs very little but it can easily fill a day. The other option is to go wild and pick from your garden or the fields. We have…

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Creating a bird bath

Creating a bird bath

We love the RSPB activities. We have already made hedgehog cafes and gone Pond Dipping and rock pooling so this time we decided to give making a bird bath a go a bird bath. Here are some tips for making a bird bath; Bird baths should be shallow rather than deep. A good rule of thumb is no more than 3 inches deep. A graduated edge is good, too, so birds can ease their way in to a level that’s comfortable for…

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Pond Dipping and rock pooling

Pond Dipping and rock pooling

Have you heard about the RSPB wild challenge? Sometimes it is helpful to have some extra ideas for things to do outdoors. If you are struggling for some ideas then pop over and give the wild challenge a go. The children (and us adults) are really enjoying working through the list of activities. We have already built a bug hotel and hedgehog cafe so next on the challenge list we thought we would do rock pooling and pool dipping. Both activities…

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Building Hedgehog Cafes

Building Hedgehog Cafes

After so many people loved seeing the bug hotel we created it seemed only fair that we gave the hedgehogs some love. We have also discovered the RSPB wildlife challenge,  we love a challenge and of course medals so we thought we would give it a go. Making the hotel Hedgehogs are notoriously private animals, only coming out at night, and running at the first sign of a predator. With this in mind, the hedgehog cafe needs to be strong,…

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Bug Hotel open for business

Bug Hotel open for business

Build a bug hotel We had such much fun building this today. It didn’t take long but it was so enjoyable to do. This is a run down on some bug hotel facts. The basic structure We used bricks and board’s to build it up. The more you can use recycled or reclaimed materials the better. It really does not need to be flash, thats not the point of it. You just want to have fun building it and making…

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