Get out with the kids this summer and explore nature

​The summer holidays are upon us! If you are looking for exciting, original and educational activities to do with the kids, look no more. OPAL has oodles of different activities that are suitable for the whole family. This summer, make the most of the outdoors and explore nature.

OPAL has a Kids Zone, dedicated to fun and simple activities for the young’uns. From I-Spy to scavenger hunts, pond quizzes to hedge searches, there is something for

everyone.  Get creative and learn how to make a bee hotel, or how to trap to catch bugs and identify them. If you want to make the mostof the birds this summer learn how to make an apple bird feeder, perfect for attracting more feathered friends to your garden or window.

If getting crafty isn’t your thing- then don’t worry. OPAL partners have lined up a series of varied and educational days out, suitable for the whole family. Take a look at the different events going on in your local area.

Finally, take a peek at our OPAL survey page for a range of nature surveys that teach new skills, give you hours of fun and help OPALscientists with valuable research. Our surveys help you and the kids explore everything from the health of our soils, trees, air, to thequality of our water and hedge habitats. Kids love the bugs’ count; how many different bugs can you find in your back garden or local park? Why not also try out our latest survey on the invasive New Zealand Flatworm, usually found under pieces of wood or stone curled up like a Swiss roll.  We provideeasy-to-follow survey instructions, straightforward ID guides and support from our community scientists across the UK.  Download the surveys and get hunting!

As you can see, there are endless opportunities for family fun this summer with OPAL.

Happy holidays!!