Get Your Vitamin N – May 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 May 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.  Spring should be well under way now, and I hope that even we in Sweden may have chased the snow away and stopped lighting log fires in the evenings to keep us warm!!

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 May outdoor activity list.

The aim behind the ideas for the May 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 spring well under way there should be lots to see, hear, smell, and touch easily now.  A sensory pleasure for the mind, so it is a perfect time to head into the outdoors to see what you can discover, using our May 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 May 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 May 🙂

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  1. Oooh we are definitely up for some lovely outdoor activities this month so off to the Freebie section now to check out your list!

  2. May is always a great month to get outdoors! Not too hot, not too cold (usually!) and with summer holidays around the corner!

  3. Such an amazing idea, being outdoors is one of our favourite pastimes x
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  4. Jon

    Some really great ideas here. We just need the weather to change so we can follow up on them now lol!

  5. Great ideas to get us and kids out in the Spring sunshine. So many opportunities for nice walks – lakes, parks, the woods, beaches or even round town! Get out and get some sun!

  6. The weather looks like its on its way up so hopefully we will get to do some fun outdoor activities this month

  7. Aw good stuff, love the outdoors, so off we all go 🙂 x

  8. I love the the sound of the outdoor activities here. We try to get out as much as we can.

  9. I am definitely hoping that we have seen the last of the snow so we can enjoy the outdoors a bit more. I love Vitamin N and would love to spend more time outdoors

  10. May means outdoor fun. And whenever we talk about outdoor activities, we must first have a list. Love this list. Worth trying!

  11. I love spending time woth my son outdoor. I want him to bond with the nature as much as possible. Since the sun is finally out in England, it is even more fun than before 🙂

  12. I love reading your posts. They are always so inspirational for screen-free and outdoors activities. Thank you x

  13. Keeping kids close to nature is so important, and there are lots of easy and free activities to be had in the great outdoors. What a great project

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