Playing outdoors makes children smarter, healthier and happier! Active play in nature and outdoors – with its risks – is essential for healthy child development. Best of all, the outdoors is all around us, and it’s free. And the best way to get your kids outside is to go with them.
Here are some family fun activity ideas that you can do in the woods at no cost!
If going into the woods alone intimidates you, there is a nature-based program in London for parents and their children called Wild Child, and it’s free too! Families meet at 10 a.m. every Thursday at Art on a Limb Studio in Westminster Ponds and every Saturday at the Museum of Ontario Archeology in Medway Forest. Every day is an adventure where we head out into the woods to explore and enjoy the fresh air. Dress for the weather, and remember your water bottles and snacks. No registration required. All ages welcome. For more information, please visit www.childreach.on.ca/wild-child.