#30dayswild 2020 – Ideas and activities

Last year we did #30dayswild which is a free campaign by The Wildlife Trusts to get everyone to perform one random act of wildness everyday in June. Here’s what we got up to last year. I’ve put together some ideas of things you can try this year and we’ll be tracking our progress through the month on this page. I’m hoping that it will be easier than last year because we won’t be juggling school, work and #30dayswild. Who knew lockdown could be a positive!!

It’s free to sign up to the challenge. Because of Covid-19 there are no printed packs this year, it’s all downloads so it doesn’t really matter when you start! You can sign up here. In fact, why not extend it beyond the 30 days?

If you’re feeling crafty have a look at the nature crafts page. There are lots of wonderful outdoors places to visit in Bucks, Beds, Oxon and Herts where you can connect with nature. Click here to check out the reviews.

Have a look at the National Trust’s noticing nature campaign which is all about taking the time to notice the nature that’s all around us. Other useful websites for #30dayswild ideas and activities including Forestry England, the National Trust’s 50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4

Our #30dayswild 2020 diary

#30dayswild ideas | Day 1 | Free Time with the Kids
A walk up Wendover Woods gave us loads of wild activities
Bird Watching with the kids | Free Time with the Kids
Biggest Child spotted a bird in the garden and I had no idea what it was. Bit of research later and it was a song thrush
Tree identification | Free Time with the Kids
Most trees are going to see now. A trip to Waddesdon Manor allowed us to investigate the different types of seed trees use.
#30dayswild activity ideas | Free Time with the Kids
#30dayswild ideas | Free Time with the Kids
30 days wild ideas

Some 30 days wild suggestions for you

  • Walk barefoot through the grass
  • Identify a new bug or insect
  • Watch the clouds
  • Do some star gazing and identify some constellations
  • Eat a meal outdoors
  • Eat something you’ve grown
  • Grow something
  • Watch a wild webcam
  • Go pond dipping
  • Roll down a big hill
  • Visit a nature reserve
  • Make a nature crown
  • Go for a walk in the woods
  • Go for a walk at dusk – what different animals can you find?
  • Watch any of the videos on Steve Backshall’s YouTube channel – or even his weekly live Q&A. It’s each Wednesday at 09:30 on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
  • Go on a scavenger hunt
  • Set up a moth trap
  • Visit a river, lake or reservoir
  • Go to the beach

I’ll be updating this post throughout out #30dayswild 2020 journey. Keep checking back to see what we’re up to.

#30dayswild | The Wildlife Trusts | Free time with the kids

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Hi, I’m Vicky. My husband and I live in Aylesbury with our three children; a 10 year old son, an 8 year old son and a 3 year old daughter. I (mostly) love spending time together as a family. We visit all kinds of places and we’re quite happy to drive a fair distance for a decent day out. A few years ago I decided to set up Free Time with the Kids as a way to share our experiences of these family days out. You know, the essential information you need to know before your visit that can be surprisingly hard to find out. Where do I park? How much will it cost me to get in? Are there any discounts available? Are there loos? Can I take a picnic or get food? My aim is to be your go-to guide for all your free and cheap family days out across Bucks, Beds, Oxon, Herts & slightly beyond. I really hope you find the reviews helpful. If there’s anywhere that you’d recommend please get in touch contact@freetimewiththekids.com or get in touch via Facebook