Countryside events this half-term
We've got events throughout this February half-term to keep you and your family entertained, and tick off some of your 50 things for before you're 11 ¾ in the process. Many of these events are taking place at fantastic countryside locations, here's a selection, but to find more events in your area, search here.
Build a home for birds and bees at a workshop with the rangers at Boscastle, Wed 19 Feb, 10am - 3pm. Take your new wildlife house home, and see what you can spot in your garden.
Learn all about trees with the skyline rangers on Wed 19 Feb, 10.30am - 12.30pm. Become a tree explorer in the Woodland Play Area with a tree identification hunt, mask making, and bark rubbing.
Make a bolt hole for birds and bees, Tue 18 Feb, 11am - 3pm, or sculpt your very own scarecrow, Thu 20 Feb, 11am - 3pm, in the Devon countryside setting of Parke.
The team at Leigh Woods have lots of events over half-term to get you outside, and complete some of your 50 things along the way. There's the chance to go on a night walk, build a den, games and a woodland survival day.
Make a bird, bat or bug box as part of National Nestbox Week at Plym Bridge. Work with the rangers and take it home with you.
Go wild at Studland this half-term with self led den building, wild art, orienteering and geocaching. On Sun 16 Feb, 10.30am - 12.30pm, you can help clean the beach as part of seashore scavengers, and learn to build a den and light a fire on Wed 19 Feb.
Join the rangers at Mortehoe to clear the bushes which threaten the grassland flowers, before building a bonfire and toasting marshmallows. You'll be provided with child friendly equipment and given safety instructions.
Run with your dog at Crickley Hill on Sat 22 and Sun 23 Feb. There's a 5k course and children are welcome on the children's course so the whole family can come along.
Take part in bonfires, baked potatoes and butterflies at Holnicote, 21 Feb, 10am. Join the Exmoor Conservation Volunteer Partnership for some scrub bashing to protect heath fritillary butterflies by improving their habitat.
At Stonehenge landscape this half-term you can try geocaching, cross off lots of your 50 things, or learn about the landscape on an archaeology walk.