50 Outdoor Activities for Kids this Summer

Here are 50 ways to get active, have fun, & explore the beautiful Summer season outdoors.

1. Enjoy some shade on a nature walk through local woodland.

2. Create your own land art in your garden or local park with sticks collected on a woodland walk.
3. Design & build your own Water Wall.
4. Create a magical world at the bottom of your garden.
5. Get creative at the beach & create your own sand art. Can you make a monster, mermaid, or pirate using seaweed, driftwood, & pebbles?

6. Have a tide fight. Build sandcastles with friends near the sea & wait to see which sandcastle will survive the longest.

7. Go crabbing by the sea, or fishing in a local lake.

8. Explore rock pools.

9. Collect shells from the beach & make a beautiful wind chime.
10. Explore the flowers in your garden with these 10 activities.
11. Make mud pies

12. Discover & play in a mud bath!
13. Create your own Flower Sprinkler from a milk carton.
14. Make your own play dough ice-cream stand
15. Take a picnic & go an adventure to a local park, woodland or beach.
16. Create a coffee shop or tea room in your own backyard.
17. Roll down a hill!

18. Hold a seaweed swinging competition at the beach. How far can you throw the seaweed into the sea.

19. Cool off in the summer sun with some ice play.
20. Create your own ocean.
21. Explore a little science & make a rainbow using a garden hose/sprinkler & sunshine.
22. Create a nature wand using summer flowers & leaves.
23. Paint outside using a space hopper & patio toys!
24. Have fun with homemade spray paint.
25. Host your own Olympic Games for your toys.
26. Stay up a little later & go on a sunset walk.

27. Go camping some place new, or in your back garden.

28. Stay up late & watch a night sky & stars appear.

29. Make an outdoor Zip Wire for toys
30. Build a den

31. Explore the life of a pond & how it changes over the Summer.

32. Play with the clouds on sticks.
33. Go on a bug hunt with these bug spotter sticks.
34. Create new worlds with these magical mini doors.
35. Explore & play in the rain with these 20 Activities.

36. Wash toys outside in the paddling pool.

37. Play Poohsticks with your family at a nearby bridge
38. Create a butterfly garden, or a simple space for wildlife.
39. Build a boat or raft & set sail on a new adventure.
40. Make your own traffic signs for outdoor play. Learn about road safety & what signs mean.
41. Create simple lanterns to decorate summer evenings.
42. Go on a butterfly hunt. How many caterpillars, moths or butterflies can you find, & where did you find them?

43. Grow a bean tepee tent! Great for producing homegrown veggies & great as a natural tent to play in!

44. Make a collection of crazy play dough bugs.
45. Create a garden mosaic.
46. Climb & explore trees.

47. Make your own drumsticks from sunflowers!
48. Make your own desert island.
49. Upcycle & create garden snails
50. Decorate your garden throughout the season with these hovering dragonflies.

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