Building dens and climbing trees

On Wednesday we went for a walk in the woods with our Home Education group.  We hadn’t gone far when the children discovered two dens which had been partly built and started to add to them.

Woods 1

Monkey and Rabbit were especially keen on this and carried on for some time while the others were exploring the woods and collecting bugs.  We also spotted some interesting fungi.

Woods 2

After a while we moved on a little further, to a tree which the children love to climb because someone has helpfully built a platform with a den underneath.  This kept them busy for so long that, after a quick snack, it was time to leave.  It made for a rather short walk but they had a great time playing with their friends.  I think we will have to find some creative ways to get them wanting to explore further next time, or we will never get past the tree house again!

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9 thoughts on “Building dens and climbing trees

  1. Jo Clarke

    We really didn’t get very far did we! But they all had such a great time in the treehouse!

    We will need to think of something very creative to get them exploring anywhere else in future 😉

  2. Coombemill

    Kids and a tree house. It only takes something a little started to spark their imagination and make them want to carry on. Sounds like a great day with tree house building and finding fungi too. I can see you will be back to explore further. Thank you for linking with Country Kids.

  3. Aly

    There’s nothing like den building is there? I how kids and adults come together when it comes to constructing them.The best bit getting to sit in them afterwards.Popping over from Country Kids.


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