Have you heard of The Wild Night Out? I hadn’t until the fab people over at Millets and Blacks asked if I fancied taking part. Unfortunately I can’t on the night it is taking part this year but they asked me for my opinion* on Eurohike tent and a couple of Berghaus sleeping bags to do it another night. If you are looking for tents or sleeping bags, Blacks and Millets have some fab offers on at the mo. They also have some great Berhaus accessories too.
The Wild Night Out is taking part tomorrow, Saturday 30th June. It is the National Day of Adventure. It’s aim is to get friends, families and groups together, to venture outdoors and take part in fun activities.
Natural England shows that one in nine children in England have not been to a natural environment in the past 12 months. Instead, children are spending an average of six hours a day in front of a screen. The fresh air has incredible health benefits. It can help reset your body clock to sleep better as well as provide a great source of exercise.
When I got the tent from the parcel, Lucas’ face lit up and he couldn’t wait to put it up. We put it up in the garden and we got some books and read them in the porch area of the tent. We haven’t slept in it yet but we had a little party, dancing inside the tent!
If you want to take part in The Wild Night Out, it doesn’t need to be hard work and you don’t need to camp if you don’t have time to get a tent but isn’t it a fab excuse to get rid of the TVs and tablets for a day and/or night and spend quality time as a family outside.
These are a few ideas I have thought of
- Have a BBQ
- Play games in the garden
- Make some bubbles
- Have a picnic at the park (Thimble and Twig have some fab picnic ideas)
- Go for a walk
- Go geocaching
- Go on a scavenger hunt
- Go for a bike ride
- Have a treasure hunt
- Get some solar lights in the garden and stay up late looking at stars
- Invite some friends round
- Go paddling in a paddling pool in the garden or local steam
- Do some gardening
- Visit the ducks
- Paint some rocks