We've put together a fun-filled selection of activities which will keep the kids (and the big kids!) entertained on a visit to the local park and help engage them with the natural world around them.
Have some fun and see what the kids can spy at the local park with our nature spotting cards!
Here's three ways for the kids to get creative, both inside with pen and paper and outside with a little help from nature!
Once your kids have designed their dream park we'd love to see what they came up with! Tweet their designs using #LoveYourLocalPark and we'll re-share the best ones on the Fields in Trust account.
Fun can be educational too sometimes! Here's some park-related challenges to get the kids thinking and learning.
Green spaces are good and they do good. Proven to help us all stay physically fit and mentally well, they were a vital resource during the coronavirus pandemic and an important part of our recovery.
A report from the National Trust [opens PDF] found that noticing nature and can have a beneficial effect on a child's sense of wellbeing, and play and creativity can be a way for children to make sense of the changing world around them.
We hope these resources have given you and your youngsters the chance to have fun, remember what you all enjoy about your local park and get creative designing the park of their dreams!
Please help us to protect parks forever. 94% of British parks could be endangered. With your help we can change that, ensuring they will always be there for you and your family to enjoy. If your kids have enjoyed the activities on this page please consider making a donation towards our important work.
Fields in Trust is an independent charity with over 90 years’ experience protecting parks and green spaces. We work with landowners, community groups and policy makers to champion the value of our parks and green spaces to achieve better protection for their future at both local and national level.