For families

Delve into our garden shed of fun activities for the kids throughout the seasons. Explore days out, things to do at home and more. There's lots to do outdoors and indoors, come rain or shine

Child with a butterfly net at Crom, County Fermanagh
Fell Foot Park, Cumbria

Summer family activities for every adventurer 

There are lots of summer family activities at places near you. We've got nature trails to keep the kids entertained, peaceful gardens to discover and outdoor games for sunny afternoons.

A child holds an ammonite fossil found on the beach

Top '50 things' to do in summer 

Going on a nature scavenger hunt, making friends with a bug and paddling in a stream – discover all these simple summer pleasures and more with ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’.

Common blue butterflies on Stockbridge Down

Top spots for summer wildlife 

Warmer days are the perfect excuse to get outdoors, especially when there's lots of summer wildlife to spot. From seabirds to baby deer, there are plenty of highlights to look out for.

Girl making a bug house

‘50 things’ activities to do in your back garden 

Even bold adventurers don't need to go too far from home to tick off challenges from the '50 things' activity list. Here are our top ten ideas for activities that you can do in your own back garden, nearest park or outdoor green space.

Family sharing a picnic

Perfect picnic spots 

Pack a hamper, round up friends and family and enjoy a leisurely lunch in the sun. Whether you're looking for a coastal, woodland or open parkland spot, find the best places near you for a picnic.

Things to do

Get some inspiration for activities to do on your own or with family. You won't be short of things to do this summer.