Hiking Kungsleden – The Mountains Of Arctic Sweden

Kungsleden is a stunning hiking trail in the north of Sweden.  It is around 440km long in its entirety, but many people, like we did, choose a section of it to hike.  Kungsleden runs from Abisko at the northern end, to Hemavan at the southern end.  During the winter months it becomes a ski trail, impassable in walking boots.  I was up here in the …

Långasjönäs Naturreservat – Lakes & Woodlands

Långasjönäs Naturreservat is inland from the coast.  This gives it a little more protection from the elements compared to the archipelago areas of Blekinge county in southern Sweden. It consists of around 10 lakes dotted around woodlands, making the scenery and landscape views very beautiful.  The largest lake, Långasjönäs, has sandy beaches and beautiful clear waters making it the perfect …

Make A Nature Wind Chime Craft

Nature is important to children’s well being and happiness, as well as it being important we all connect to nature. Nature play is the best way of helping our children to develop well physically, emotionally, and socially.  It’s got all bases covered!  Nature play, nature craft, and nature based activities all help strengthen the connection and bond with nature.  We were recently very lucky to …

Nature Craft – Make A Twig Pot

Nature is important to children’s well being and happiness, as well as it being important we all connect to nature. Nature play is the best way of helping our children to develop well physically, emotionally, and socially.  It’s got all bases covered!  Nature play, nature craft, and nature based activities all help strengthen the connection and bond with nature.  We were recently very lucky to …

Carving & Whittling For Children – Benefits & Tips

Whittling is the art of carving shapes with a knife.  Children love creating and there is something satisfying about making something from wood.  Our little lady adores her woodwork classes at school, which she has been doing for a few years now.  We have purchased two books to help us with our new endeavour of whittling for children.  They are Bushcraft, …

Building A Den – The Benefits & Tips

Due to less free play time, less outdoor time, more scheduled activities  and an increase in screen time, den building is a bit of an endangered activity.  However, given the chance to build them, they still prove a very popular activity.  You only need to take a walk around our local woods to see half finished den hideouts.  The children spend most …

Cardamon Bread – A Sweet Aromatic Campfire Treat

Cardamon is a spice we use a lot of in our baking, and is contained in many shop bought food products in Sweden.  It makes everything smell delicious and tasty, so I was keen to try and use it in some cardamon bread baked over the campfire.  The results were perfect, even if a little charred looking, and the smell was so …

Hästhallen – Bronze Age Carvings In Blekinge

The first time we visited Hästhallen we were studying the Bronze Age in our home education studies, and we couldn’t believe our luck that we had such a source of history not too far from us.  Not only that, but you could just turn up, it wasn’t overcrowded (we were the only ones in that wood), it was free with no exhorbitant …

10 Bushcraft and Survival Gifts For Children

I believe that bushcraft can teach children a lot of skills and has a lot of benefits to doing it.  Everyone benefits from being in the outdoors, and bushcraft helps us understand nature more and connect to it better.  Bushcraft for children is a way to teach them what nature can provide for them, and they bond with nature.  They learn …