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Family Wellbeing

Spending time outdoors as a family has a lot to offer - from reducing stress, anxiety and depression, to improving attention and learning. Try Yakult's outdoor activities for family and friends, there are six fun areas to choose from.

Sunshine and Shadows
Have you ever noticed how your shadow changes during a long sunny day? The sun's angle in the sky varies on the time of day and year, and explore the changes.
Download Fun With Shadows

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Cloud Collecting
Clouds constantly change size and shape. Made up of tiny droplets of water vapour, their formation and shape are affected by weather conditions, air temperature, humidity, and wind speed. 
Download Cloud Activities 

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Magical Mud 
Mud, or soil, is vital for all life on Earth. It is a living thing, and just like us, it needs nutrients and water to stay alive. 
Download Mud Activities

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How to get the kids involved

Here's our top tips by Family Psychologist Dr Sam Wass on how to get the whole family involved and enjoying time outdoors:

  • Timing is key
  • Think what's in it for them
  • Follow their interests
  • Make outdoors feel like indoors 
  • There's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing

Enjoy Time Outdoors

Pollinator Cafe and Butterfly Feeders
Attract butterflies and other pollinators to your garden or balcony by providing nectar-rich flowers and homemade butterfly feeders.
Download Pollinator Activities 

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Ready Steady Bioblitz
A bioblitz is a great way to discover as many wild plants and animals as possible in a defined area over one day. You could do a Bioblitz in your garden, among the pots on a patio, or in a ten-metre square at the park.
Download Bioblitz Activities 

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Rainy Day Activities 
You don't have to stay indoors when it's raining; just put on the right clothes and get outside for some rainy-day fun!
Download Rainy Day Activities 

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Created by Jo Schofield and Fiona Danks, environmental education practitioners and authors in conjuction with Yakult

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