Reblogged: Every child needs to find their wild side #30DaysWild — Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

Have you been going wild this June?

We’ve been making an effort each day to share a wild view, video, idea or activity on our twitter feed. It’s all part of the Wildlife Trusts ’30 Days Wild’ Campaign. It fits so nicely with our own ideas of getting outdoors, enjoying and conserving nature. Like Katie explains in her blog (below) it is incredibly important for our children to experience the outdoors.


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I feel very lucky that as a child I was encouraged to play outside by my parents, no matter what the weather. I’ve had those times where I got so engrossed in trying to catch a stickleback fish, I got my brand new shoes so wet and muddy they were unsalvageable. I can’t say my parents were happy for the messy shoes but they definitely saw the value in the outdoors. […]

Read the rest of Katie T’s blog and find out why Every child needs to find their wild side #30DaysWild —on  Warwickshire Wildlife Trust Blog


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#BigDayOut is back

What are your plans for the weekend? Are you planning a Big Day Out?

Warwickshire Country Council, along with other councils and partners, are promoting the benefits of getting out in the fresh air and encouraging us all to have a Big Day Out 21 & 22 May. We love this idea and fully subscribe to the idea that being outdoor with nature is good for you.

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Here’s a little more information…

Whether it’s kicking the leaves, cycling, throwing a frisbee, or just taking in some fresh air, Big Day Out is back this May offering a range of activities and incentives to discover the great outdoors.

BIG-DAY-logo-blue-300x222‘It is estimated in Warwickshire that only one in five people are physically active, in some parts of the county it is as few as one in ten, and Big Day Out hopes to change this by showcasing the benefits of the outdoors.

Cllr Les Caborn, Warwickshire County Council’s Portfolio Holder for Health, said: “Big Day Out is an opportunity for people to enjoy some activities in the great outdoors, improve fitness and general well-being.”


Quite often we can all take for granted the fabulous open spaces around us, so we’ve decided to have a day where we all get out and enjoy what’s around us.

It might be something strenuous like a run, or game of frisbee in the park, or perhaps just a leisurely wander along the canal. It doesn’t really matter.

All we ask is that you get out and enjoy the fresh air, and take a moment to explore these great outdoor spaces.

The Big Day out aims to get everyone to realise the benefits of the outdoors and with it the health benefits that come with getting out and about more often.

Did you know that the recommended amount of exercise for adults is 150 minutes a week?! One way to do this is to do 30 minutes on 5 days a week.

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A plea to parents, school teachers, nurseries and families…

Couldn’t put it much better ourselves…

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

Copyright Emma Richmond (WWT) Copyright Emma Richmond (WWT)

Walking through the park after running one of Warwickshire Wildlife Trust’s children’s activities, a little girl of about 8 or 9 came down the path on her scooter making every effort to ride through the puddles, which were so large after recent rainfall that they consumed half of the pathway! Muddy water splashed all over her cream tights and I paused in anticipation of an angry parent shouting. All I heard instead was the girl’s screams of joy and a male blackbird practising his tuneful song, almost as if congratulating her. As the girl reached my view I saw that she was head to toe in mud with tribal mud face paint.

Mudbath anyone? Copyright Vicky Page (WWT) Mudbath anyone? Copyright Vicky Page (WWT)

With muddy hands, you can take on the world... Copyright Vicky Page (WWT) With muddy hands, you can take on the world… Copyright Vicky Page (WWT)

I reminisced to my childhood, growing up in the suburbs. As a child I knew all…

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We love trees. We have some pretty special ones here at Charlecote. But what would you say if you were to write to a tree?

This news article was shared by the Woodland Trust on their facebook page.

The city of Melbourne assigned trees email addresses so citizens could report problems. Instead, people wrote thousands of love letters to their favorite trees.


It got us thinking. Which of our trees would we write to and what would we say?