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Outdoor activities for families

With the October break coming up, it’s a great time to get outside and explore the magical season of Autumn. Whether its celebrating the harvest, or being amazed by the beautiful colours the trees have turned, the October break gives us the chance to get outdoors and refresh and recharge. Being outdoors with your children is a highly rewarding experience and has many benefits for a child’s development and for all our physical and mental health. We don’t need a garden to enable us to get outside, there are many options that we can access when we step out the door. Our towns and cities have lots of green space that we can walk or cycle to, to take part in physical activity, or to relax and enjoy the sun. Nature is found throughout Scotland, and is not just in our beautiful countryside, so look and listen with your children about what we see all around us. We have collated suggestions for activities for you to do with your family here.