Build a den

This needs a little more planning, but that won’t put you off if you’re a true adventurer. It’ll work really well in your local park, woods or even garden (if you’re lucky enough to have one with a nice, strong tree growing there).

  • First find a really sturdy tree growing on flat land with plenty of space around it. The tree’s trunk will be the main thing that keeps your den upright
  • Next find a big branch and wedge this against the tree trunk sideways, tying it on with rope to keep it secure (ask for help here)
  • Then support it at the other end with another large branch – tie these together too
  • Build up the walls on either side of the central spine with lots of smaller branches
  • To give your den shelter fill these out with any leaves and twigs you can find around you
  • Any wise adventurer out in the elements wants their shelter to feel cosy, so fill the den with blankets, cushions and a few snacks. And don’t forget a torch – explorers can get scared of the dark too you know…

 All that’s left now is to get outside and enjoy the wonders of playing. Ready to go? Don’t forget to share with #OutdoorClassroomDay!

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