Enjoying the outdoors

Going outdoors is good for our mental and physical health. Everyone feels better after some fresh air!

Whether your time outside is on city streets, in a park or in the countryside, nature is all around you!

When you are out for a walk with your child, take some time to pause, look around and talk about what you see and feel. Make the walk fun – do some weather watching and forecasting – can you guess what the weather will be like later in the day, tomorrow or next week?

Choose one place to visit regularly – for example, a tree, a bush, a stream, a canal – and watch how it changes day by day. Are leaves and buds unfurling? Are insects coming to live there? At night before bed, tell some stories about the place you have picked together.