Nature & outdoors
The great outdoors
Our Natural Childhood project has found that children are losing touch with the outdoors, so we're looking at ways in which we can better engage children with nature and encourage a generation of kids outside.
We’re working in partnership with a number of different organisations to create a movement to connect children and nature.
50 things to do before you're 11¾
We've come up with a list of outdoors challenges for children to try out, to help them discover how much fun you can have outside. Each of our activities comes with best practice guidance tips and, of course, ideas about some of the best places to try them.
We're working with a team of children who can tell us a thing or two about how to have fun in the great outdoors. Our council is made up of 10 children who are experts in their field (or rather, having fun in our fields, and trees, and parks...)
We manage 25,000 hectares of woodland and 135 landscape sites and deer-parks which include thousands of veteran ash trees and several hundred ancient ash trees over 300 years old, so the recent news about Ash dieback is of obvious concern to us.