For families

Delve into our garden shed of fun activities for the kids throughout summer. Explore things to do, games to play and recipes to bake. There's lots to be done outdoors in nature or indoors on a rainy day

Visitors enjoying a wild art activity at Prior Park, Bath

Celebrate National Playday 

To celebrate National Playday on 5 August 2020, we’ve got a whole week of fun activities for you to try. Each day there’s a new activity pack filled with play ideas like colouring sheets, things to bake and make and fantastical story ideas. For Thursday, we're encouraging you to get exploring. Download ideas for den buildings and leaf printing, have a go out a nature hunt challenge, try two Peter Rabbit™ puzzles to get you thinking and much more.



A boy playing in woodland at Alderley Edge and Cheshire Countryside, Cheshire

50 things to do before you're 11¾ 

Fancy running free in the fresh air, learning new skills and trying new things? Grab your gear and start your adventure.

Bake it

Make a pizza with a funny face

More recipes 

We love food and we've got some great recipes to prove it. We've got our favourite family bakes if the weather keeps you indoors, or take a look at some of our picnic recipes if the sun is shining.

Make it
Child building with plant pots

The monumental building challenge 

We're challenging you to create your own version of a World Heritage site, monument or favourite historic place. Pick your site, choose your materials, then create your own monumental masterpiece. Are you ready to take on the challenge?

Gently squash the mixture into all the holes in your pine cone

More how to guides 

Have you ever wanted to have a go at making a bird feeder, growing your own veg or learning how to identify certain moths? Follow one of our many how to guides and become an expert in something new in no time.

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 at home or in the garden this summer.