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Schools out for summer in Devon – Six FREE nature activities for children

  • As schools break for summer the RSPB invites families to enjoy their FREE summer Wild Challenge activities to help children connect to Devon's nature and have fun.
  • By completing the RSPB’s Wild Challenges children can achieve Bronze, Silver and Gold awards, and help give nature a home along the way, whilst having fun outdoors.

Rosalind Allen, RSPB Education...

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Children who play adventurously have better mental health, research finds

Children who spend more time playing adventurously have lower symptoms of anxiety and depression, and were happier over the first Covid-19 lockdown, according to new research.

A study led by the University of Exeter asked parents how often their children engaged in play that was “thrilling and exciting”, where they might experience some fear and uncertainty.

The study, published in...

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Top 10 free things to do with your children

The sun is finally shining and we have a week off to enjoy with our children. As restrictions lift we have much more choice of places we can visit, but the costs can add up quickly. I have put together a list of 10 things you can do with your children, which will be lots of fun and won’t cost you a penny.

  1. Find a new playpark – We have about 3 parks which we tend to visit
  2. ...