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Make your visit a little bit wilder!

Our ethos is to promote the outdoor lifestyle and connect children with nature.

Whatever time of year, whether it’s basking in warm sunshine or throwing it down with rain there are plenty of outdoor activities for you and your family to enjoy.

Here at Yurtshire we have a collection of fun things to do with your children, while getting closer to nature, developing their early years skills and giving them plenty of opportunities to try new things.

Scavenger hunts are an exciting way to get children exploring the natural world and they are a great way to add fun to family walks. We’ve put together lots of different activities to help inspire your family to explore the great outdoors.

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Every child should make mud pies! Nearly all kids are drawn to mud and messy play, which is why we’ve created our own Mud Kitchen at Yurtshire, allowing them to discover nature, whilst having fun! What will your children whip up in our mud kitchen?

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Each yurt has it’s own selection of high quality, wooden games, which can be used inside or out. From needing a steady hand and nerves of steel for a game of Tumble Tower to xxxx for a game of xxxx, there’s something to keep everyone entertained.

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If the children fancy something a little less strenuous then why not spend some time chilling out, gazing up at the clouds? Discussing what you can see encourages verbal literacy, creative and descriptive skills.
Why not enjoy the time with your children to soak up the atmosphere and create stories, linking the different things you see in the clouds?

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There’s nothing more nostalgic than delicious foods enjoyed around a crackling campfire and let’s be honest, everything tastes better roasted over open flames!
Campfire cooking is an activity kids will remember throughout their life, so to help you enjoy the experience we’ve put together some campfire recipes and tips!

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The night sky is like a giant puzzle, hidden among the thousands of stars you can find dozens of constellations. Star gazing is a great activity for all ages. It’s fantastic for developing young children’s curiosity about the solar system and being outside in the dark is exciting for children and develops their sense of wonder, inquiry and imagination.

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With smart phones being in most back pockets these days, it’s never been easier to complete a photographic scavenger hunt. It’s a great way for kids to appreciate what’s around them in the great outdoors whilst having fun documenting memories.

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Forest bathing is an activity with no activities! The simple method of being calm and quiet amongst the trees, observing nature around you whilst breathing deeply can help both adults and children de-stress and boost health and wellbeing in a natural way.

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