We've committed to try and inspire a generation of children to get outside and discover just how much fun can be had with the natural world.
We're encouraging kids to head outside and have a go at some of the best things to do outdoors. From cooking on a campfire to walking barefoot - we've got a big list of 50 things for your kids to tick off and the perfect places to try them. We think it's a great way for you to help your children reconnect with nature and the outdoors.
In 2013 we asked more than 1,700 kids to vote on their top outdoor activities and reasons why, and then set about finding the ultimate places where they could be enjoyed.
We also appointed a panel of children, the Kids' Council, to advise us on how we can make our places as much fun for kids as possible.
We've collaborated with partners in the Wild Network to create the Wild Time app. Free to download on smartphones, it's bursting with ideas for new outdoor adventures. You can even add your own Wild Time activities on the Project Wild Thing website.
Take a walk on the wild side ...
We're working to reconnect kids with nature and supporting Project Wild Thing, a hilarious documentary film that takes an off-beat look at children’s vanishing connection with nature.
Project Wild Thing is out on DVD now, but you can also watch it online or at a special community screening. The film launched a major campaign to reconnect kids with nature. With the Wild Network, we’re encouraging families to swap at least 30 minutes of screen time for ‘wild time’. Find out more at the Project Wild Thing website or read the latest news on the blog.
Reconnecting kids with nature
Head ranger at Gibside, Helen McDonald, told us all about their Wildlife Wednesdays.
Tom Burditt, lead ranger in South and East Cumbria, told us what they're doing to get kids enjoying the outdoors.
Parks and Gardens Manager, Nick Allison, tells us how Morden Hall Park is reconnecting kids with nature.
Tredegar house is a great place for kids to reconnect with nature.