If you are staying on an Award-winning park, then you’ll have a wonderful play and learning resource right on your doorstep. Here are some ideas to keep your kids entertained while getting them interested in wildlife and conservation.
Kids love to play ‘I-spy”, so why not set them a wildlife watching challenge for the holidays? This can take any number of forms. For example:
Find out ten different animals or plants that live on the park, and then challenge your kids to spot them, photograph them or draw them (your park may have wildlife guide books available so that everyone knows what they are looking for – ask at the park reception for information).
- Bark rubbings
Alternatively, challenge your kids to see who can do the most kinds of bark rubbings, or find the most types of animal tracks or identify the most types of trees or flowers (again a spotters book will come in handy)..
These activities can last for an hour, or can be done over the length of your stay. To make them even more exciting, offer your kids a great green prize. Organic chocolate goes down well and after they’ve been running about keeping fit, they’ve probably earned it!