Get Your Vitamin N – April Outdoor Activity List

Back in February, I started uploading a monthly outdoor activity list which you can access under the freebies tab. You will need to subscribe to the blog and you will be sent an email with the password to access the freebies tab.  It is now time to think about the April outdoor activity list, which can be accessed under the freebies tab 🙂    If you don’t have the password, don’t worry, subscribe to the blog and you will be sent it in your confirmation email.  Hopefully the weather is beginning to get a little warmer now, and you can ditch some of the layers, making getting outdoors with little ones a bit easier.

Any form of getting children into the outdoors is a good one.  Whether it is a gentle potter around the back garden or a good old hike for older ones across the countryside, if it is for 5 minutes or 5 hours, the benefits can still be reaped.  You don’t need to climb a mountain, a little dig in the garden is perfect too.  As the author Richard Louv famously suggests, we should be using vitamin N (N for nature) as treatment for nature deficit disorder. 

That is why each month, at the start of the month, I will add onto the freebies page a list of 10 activities to help inspire you to head out there for your dose of vitamin N with your little, or not so little, people.  These are some of the things I do with my three to give me some direction and an aim for getting them out there, which often helps everyone’s frame of mind.  So head over now to the freebies tab and check out the April outdoor activity list.

The aim behind the ideas for the April outdoor activity list for getting vitamin N is that they are all very simple, so shouldn’t put you off.  And if you need a little more convincing about the ideas where mud is involved, head over and have a read as to why mud and dirt are worth all the extra effort 🙂  Vitamin N can be achieved without sitting in the middle of a forest, wild camping, and hunting for your supper!!  It can be achieved by just stepping outside your front door (or back door), into whatever awaits you out there.  With nature springing back into life after a sleepy winter, it is a perfect time to head into the outdoors to see what you can discover, using our April outdoor activity list to guide you.

I am hoping through these activities that you make a lot of happy memories, have fun together, and enjoy being outside.  If you need more information about an activity on the list, I have blogged about doing most of them, so if you type in a few keywords in the search box, you should then be able to get some more information, or see what we have done in the past.

Let me know how you get on with the April outdoor activity list in the comments below, I will love hearing about your experiences.  You can also share your experiences on social media too, it will give others ideas and I can keep up with what you are all doing.  Use the #fridayoutdoorfun on your Instagram  photos, and don’t forget to join in with our Friday outdoor fun thread on Facebook (every Friday). And if the children have got mucky, then join in with our Mucky Mondays thread (every Monday) over on Facebook .  Go and have fun in April 🙂

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  1. I agree! We are a family that love to be outdoors and we are always going on walks. Out in the garden, any excuse to be outside!

  2. Vitamin N always a good idea. We’ve been taking their indoor toys outside – so combining both worlds. – making a Paw Patrol palace out of snow, then an outdoor den for them etc. Kinda works.
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  3. Couldn’t agree more with getting Vitamin N. I’ve seen a huge difference in our son since moving to Portugal as he spends more time outside rather than being stuck inside!

  4. Oh I love this! We are literally outdoors every opportunity we get, come rain or shine!

  5. We love the outdoors and really encourage the girls to get out more , even if t isn’t a little cold ! 🙂
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  6. We love pond dipping, it is always interesting to see what you find
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  7. I always wait for the summer when kids like to play in swimming pool and in afternoon they love to go for cycling. I really enjoy paddle with them because of this healthier outdoor activity makes them strong and active.

  8. I need to find a pond to go pond filling with mine now everything is coming alive

  9. Most people spend far too much time indoors, this is a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  10. I loved pond dipping as a child, but I’ve never done it with mine. I might put it down as a summer holiday idea!
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