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Forest Schools Families

Summer holidays – what to do...

While we look forward to the break from the pack lunches, homeworks and washing uniforms – school holidays can bring a new question – what are we doing today?

So if you need to get out of the house and are looking for a low budget day out – how about visiting one of the Borough's beautiful parks?  Walks, cycling, picnics, ball games, playgrounds – the options are endless, but how about getting the kids back to basics with some natural fun?

The Council have been working with Northern Ireland Forest School Association for a number of years, encouraging and supporting teachers on how to bring learning outside – and how just about any outdoor space can be used for natural adventure and learning.

But the teachers don’t have to have all the fun!  A new family activity pack has been launched to encourage parents to play with their kids – like they used to play!  A gentle reminder of how to build dens, search for mini-beast, create mini-beast mansions - the options are endless, all we need to do is kick start the imaginations!

So this summer, when cabin fever kicks in, pay a visit to some natural space – and let the kids (big and small) get mucky and remember how to be kids again.

For some inspiration, scan the code below or visit www.forestschoolawards.org and click on Family Zone!