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Time to get out

February 17, 2022

With February half term upon us and the Spring equinox only a few weeks away it is starting to feel like the year is picking up pace and the days are finally starting to get a little bit longer so it's the perfect time for being active outside.  Getting active outside, whatever the weather, is great for both physical and mental health so why not give these ideas a go?

The National Trust’s ‘50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾’ activity list has great ideas for getting out and about and isn’t just for children. So embrace your real or inner child and try some of the activities.  This time of year is great for seeing sunrises or sunsets as the timing is good without being too cold.  Combining a walk up a hill with a picnic (take a hot drink if it is chilly), putting on wellies to splash through puddles, or watching the sky for either clouds or stars are all things that can easily be done at this time of year.

If you want to find out more about your local area, many towns have a ‘Town Trail’ that will take you on a walk showing places of interest.  Or go hunting for blue plaques on buildings that commemorate interesting people.

Whatever you do or see, know that being out and about is nurturing the child in all of us.

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