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 …

Arctic Dog Sledding Adventure – Part 1

As part of a set of 12 outdoor challenges I had set myself, an arctic dog sledding adventure was one of them.  I had applied to Fjällräven Polar in late 2018, but it was not to be.  However, I could not let this dog sledding adventure idea drop, so I found Arctic Adventure Tours, a company based in Tromsø, Norway.  I booked myself to go on the adventure …

Bushcraft , A Family Guide – A Family Bushcraft Book

I recently was looking for a bushcraft book aimed at families, with a little bit of everything inside it.  I wanted a resource I could use as a guide.  The Internet is great, but I LOVE books, and I can also take a book out with me on adventures.  I came across the book Bushcraft, A Family Guide by John Boy and Owen Senior.  The topics …

A Guide To Keeping A Nature Journal – Connect With Nature

Originally we started keeping a nature journal the year that we followed a nature curriculum.  However, we have kept it going, though not on a weekly basis, as we all really enjoyed doing it.  We each keep an A5 sized notebook that is devoted to drawings, writing, or things we have stuck into it about nature.  We follow the seasons …

25 Outdoor Fun Ideas – Inspiration For Families

With all the benefits that come with playing in the outdoors and being in nature, it is a great place for families to head out into for fun together.  With this is mind, I have come up with 25 outdoor fun ideas for families to have time together in the great outdoors 🙂 25 Outdoor Fun Ideas: Playing in the rain:  This, the first …