Tuesday 26 March 2013

Whose eggs? Easter family forest fun #weloveforests

Your local forest is a great place to have fun this Easter and they have plenty of activities to do with your children such as this downloadable activity sheet. It is full of facts such as:

Then there is a challenge to find something related to those facts:

And a place to draw something too:

If you want even more ideas go to their Discover and Explore page.

Josephine Lavelle, Forestry Commission, says:
“Easter isn't just about chocolate, it's a time when lots of woodland animals lay their eggs. Our free downloadable activity sheets will help children learn about more about the forest and the animals that call it their home.”

For those you want to combine fun with fitness the forests can also be wonderful places to get on your bikes as a family. If you want to know which forest is best for your family's cycling abilities then they have a great search engine to help you choose.

Paddy Harrop, Forestry Commission:
“Lots of families come to the Forest of Dean to enjoy the fresh air in their lungs and have a good run around. The Family Cycle Trail is pretty popular, and visitors have rated it a 4.2/5. It’s laid over former railway lines with connecting routes to local villages and picnic sites – you can imagine how nice it is on a sunny day – and it ends with a long downhill stretch which is a hit with children and grown-ups alike!”
I know I'll be off to Whinlatter at some point over this Easter break (snow permitting!) and maybe I'll get the bikes on the car and head back over to Grizedale now my children can both cycle. 

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