Ways To Get Outside | Frugi Family Takeover


Over the last few years, our lovely Frugi Family have been reviewing our latest collections on their blogs, providing us with fantastic & honest feedback. We thought it would be a fun idea to host a Frugi Family Blog Takeover where they get to chat about a topic of their choice… Get ready for a range of exciting blogs from fun summer activities, to travelling tips and even delicious recipes! Our final Frugi Family Takeover Blog is from My Two Mums.

“With the Summer Holidays in full swing your children are probably raring to get outdoors. If they’re not, well we’re here to give you some activities you can enjoy to encourage your child to leave their iPad indoors and step outside.

We are fans of exploring outdoors whatever the weather. With the British Summer refusing to make up its mind, it’s always best to make sure you travel with gear suitable for all weather extremes. Sun cream, waterproofs and plenty of snacks are always a must. Nobody enjoys dragging sunburnt, wet or hungry children around the woods.

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Geocaching is a great way to explore new areas and find some treasure. The idea is to download co-ordinates where the treasure is located and use a GPS device or mobile to locate it.  The treasure is usually a small container with a log book to sign to say you found it and if you’re lucky some contain little toys (Swaps) to take away. My 4 year old son loves geocaching as it involves being super stealthy, which is almost like being a super spy.

Scavenger Hunt

If you’re heading to the local park or to the beach, why not create a list of items your children can look out for. If you have children that can’t read, why not use images to show what they need to find. Get them interested in the world around them by encouraging them to really notice their surroundings.

Create a collage

A fun way to remember all the fun of the Summer holidays is by having something you’ve created about one of your adventures. Collect some sand from the beach or leaves from the park and create a collage on your return home. This is also something your children can take in to school on their return if they have a Summer holiday show and tell.

Check for local events

Many National Trust or woodland centres provide special Summer holiday activities throughout August. So it’s worth searching your local paper or county website and checking what they have on offer.

Enjoy your own outdoor Olympics

Once your children are outdoors it can be fun to get them moving as much as possible. This is not only great for their health; it also means they are really tired by bedtime. Creating your own outdoor Olympics could be lots of fun for the whole family. Who can win the 100m sprint to the beach? Get your children to come up with ideas for races or events and celebrate the winners of each event. You can get medals from most pound stores or the party section in the Supermarket.

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We’d love to know how you encourage your little ones to get outdoors during the Summer Holidays, leave us a comment below.”


  1. Hayley Goleniowska

    Wonderful ideas My Two Mums. We haven’t tried Geocaching yet, I wonder if the mobile signal would hold out here in Cornwall!

  2. karen - would like to be

    We are huge fans of collages. We are always collecting treasures and the girls love sticking them on card afterwards 🙂

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