Outdoor activities for families

child on scooter

Whether it’s the school holiday or the weekend, it’s important to get the kids outside and to stay activeBut going to the local park, or out for a walk might not always keep them entertained 

Here’s some fun ideas to try with the kids whilst exploring what the City has to offer. 👇 

Start Geocaching

geocaching tube

Geocaching is a real, outdoor adventure that’s happening all the time, all over the world! You can take the kids to any location and get searching. 🕵️‍

To get starteddownload the Geocaching app to search for geocaches near you. Once you find a geocache, open it up and sign the logbook.  

You may discover some trade or swag items (small toys, keychains, trinkets) inside the container. The general rule of thumb is if you take something, leave something of equal or greater value for the next person So, start exploring and see how many you can find! 

Go on a scavenger hunt

You can plan your own scavenger hunt through the City, or Royal Parks have created some for you. 🌳 

Download the scavenger hunt games to your mobile and go on an adventure through some of London’s most popular parks. Try photo challenges, learn some amazing facts, and play games the whole family can enjoy

Set some challenges 

squirrel on grass

Whether you’re going for a walk, cycle, or scoot, why not make the journey more entertaining by setting the kids a challenge, or playing a game like: 

  • Spot different types of trees or leaves 🍂 
  • Identify different flowers 🌷 
  • The first person to spot a certain animal or insect 🐿️ 
  • Collect interesting leaves for an art project 🎨 

What are your favourite outdoor activities to do with the kids? Let us know in the comments below. 👇 

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