Family fun at Packwood this summer
With space and freedom to explore and play, the gardens and parkland here have wide open spaces and winding paths through shady woodlands. We've got lots of fun activities to try on your next family adventure.
Our '50 things to do before you're 11¾' activities will get you and your family out and about exploring all that nature has to offer.
There's nothing quite like fresh air, exercise and family time. You can't beat the fun you'll have in the great outdoors and creating memories that will last a lifetime. The National Trust have created a checklist of activities which will encourage kids to get mucky, discover their wild side and most of all enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer!
Here are a few examples of the activities you can do at Packwood to start you off.
No. 44 Spot a bird
There is a wealth of wildlife in and around Packwood with many species of birds making their home here. To be a successful bird watcher, you'll need to be as quiet as a mouse while you keep a look out for our feathered friends. What will you spot?
No. 48 Keep a nature diary
Keep a record of your amazing adventures in nature, capturing your memories of the animals and plants you’ve seen. Decide how you’ll record your experiences of nature: will you use words, pictures, sounds or a mixture of everything? You could even write a poem or a story about your adventures.
Find yourself a diary, a scrapbook, or a sound recorder – and get started. Make a note of all the things you’ve seen and done in nature, whether it’s a picnic in the wild, rolling down a huge hill or getting to know a wild animal. Which activity did you enjoy the most?
31. Make friends with a bug
Next time you're out on the Welly Walk or enjoying a stroll there are plenty of bugs to make friends with on your way. Don't forget to pop them back where you found them afterwards.
No. 34 Discover wild animal clues
There are lots of different things that you can look for when you're on the trail of an animal or bird. Keep an eye out for footprints, feathers, fur and poo and you might find something sooner than you think.
Don't forget our cafe is open from 9am daily serving hot and cold drinks and light snacks for takeaway only.
Here are a few activity sheets for you to enjoy on your next visit to Packwood and there's plenty to have a go at when your back home too. We'd love to see your creations on our social media sites.