Top 5 wildlife spectacles for preschoolers


This year I had grand plans for my preschooler. We were going to spot otters swimming up the river, watch Read More →

Sneaking out to see the stars


At the beginning of July Little Man became a big brother (hence the lack of posting!). He is such an Read More →

The Last Outdoor Play Party

Sadly this is our last Outdoor Play Party. As a group we are all moving onto new things, from new ideas Read More →


Yum Yum

#raiseawildchild Interview with Dr Scott Sampson


I am super excited to welcome Dr Scott Sampson to the blog this week. He has been busy promoting his Read More →

Outdoor Play Party – Hatfield Forest

Dandelion clocks

We don’t have many National Trust properties near us, but I am always hearing rave reviews about them, so I Read More →

Outdoor Play Party – Chasing Shadows and Hunting Slugs

Finding hiding places

This weekend we visited Grandad’s new house and watching Little Man play took me straight back to my own childhood. Read More →

Growing mint for the chickens and ducks


Outside our back door, during spring and summer, we have a gorgeous clump of leafy green mint growing. It must Read More →

Raising a Wild Child


Not so long ago at nursery Little Man was described as ‘wild’. A statement that made me very proud of Read More →

Outdoor Play Party – Adding to our hen family

Butter and Pudding

This Easter we added a trio of ducks to our lovely hen family. Meet Bread, Butter and Pudding. Bread is Read More →

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