A Willow and Wild Box is a nature inspired monthly subscription box aimed at children aged 3-8 years old. I love my garden and being outside, and I am quite passionate about encouraging my kids to love it too, so the theme of these boxes really appealed to me.
We were invited to spend a day at Palace House, Newmarket. Previously we’ve taken the kids to family days at Newmarket racecourse, but if I’m honest taking the kids to a horse racing museum hadn’t really crossed my mind before. However, with the Easter activities as well, Palace House is much more than just a museum.
This is lovely activity for the kids to do. It involves two of my favourite things: crafting and growing plants from seed. Making these cute Cress Egg Heads is a really cool way to introduce the concept of food growing from seeds to our children. You can do this activity all year round, and as it only requires a small area of your windowsill it is something everyone can do.
Who doesn’t love a holiday! As our kids get older, and we get braver about taking them further afield, I feel my passion for travel and adventure returning. We’ve been lucky in the last few years to have done quite a lot of travelling. We’ve had lots of fun in our caravan ‘Clarabelle’ and last year we took the kids on an aeroplane for the first time. More recently James took me to New York for my birthday which was an amazing holiday in more ways than one!
In the coldest months of the year it’s really important to feed the birds in your garden. Wild birds benefit from all year round feeding, but it is particularly important in the winter. When it’s cold, birds need high fat food to give them plenty of energy and to help keep them warm. You can make your own fat balls for birds, and this post gives you step by step instructions on how to do it.
Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean children should stay indoors. There are so many winter outdoor activities that kids can do, that there should be no excuse not to wrap up warm and get out there. I read somewhere that there was never inappropriate weather, just inappropriate clothing. So get on the wellies and waterproofs and get outside.
I am always keen to get outside whatever the weather, and find some outdoor activities for the whole family. So this weekend I decided to take the kids on a footprint hunt, in the hope that we could make some nice plaster casts of any we found.
Autumn is officially here, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors. I love the changing of the seasons, and love wrapping up warm and finding some outdoor Autumn activities to do with the kids. So if you’re stuck for ideas, here are a few of our favourite things to do when the leaves start to fall.