Outdoor adventures this half term

Floral crown making at Old Lodge at Dyrham Park

There’s plenty of outdoor activities to get your young ones involved and engaged with nature this half term.

Over the first weekend you could try out a new 50 things activity like making art in the wild, creating a home for wildlife, getting to know an ancient tree or going on a scavenger hunt across our rolling parkland. These activities are self-led and start from Old Lodge play area.

On Monday there will be the chance to create some wild art using the textures, colours and patterns of nature. This is running between 12-2pm at Old Lodge.

Nature trails are planned on Tuesday and Thursday at 11am-12.15pm and 2-3.15pm where you can explore the park through family activities on one of our popular free guided discovery trails. These will start from visitor reception.

Wild woodland

On Wednesday children aged between five and 11 can tune in to their wild side with wild woodland events. Led by expert ranger guides, children can try identifying insects and plants, building dens, cooking over an open fire, taking part in games and activities and creating some wild art work outdoors. These sessions, from 10.30am-12.30pm and again from 2-4pm, need to be booked online.

Push yourselves to complete as many of the 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ as possible in just one day on Saturday 2 June. We’ll be hosting a range of activities for you to come and try out on our 50 things challenge day. A perfect chance to run off some energy and get the whole family back to nature, refreshed and ready to go back to school.