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Outdoor and environmental activities

The outdoors is packed with opportunities for adventure so why not try out some of our family-friendly recommendations.

You can also search the directory for outdoor and environmental activities taking place across Buckinghamshire from outdoor activity centres to conservation and the environment.

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Orienteering, where you find your way between points on a map, can make for a great family activity and encourage older kids to get out and about.

Search our directory for local clubs or try out these orienteering courses in Buckinghamshire:


Join the largest treasure hunt and discover the world of geocaching.

Geocaching is an exciting outdoor adventure for the whole family, where you can enjoy the freedom of being outside and discovering new places. It’s completely free to start the adventure, and all you need is a handheld GPS.

Visit the National Trust for tips on how to get started and the best places for geocaching near you.

Exploring nature

Exploring nature is the perfect way to get outside with your family, and there are lots of different ways to take in the sights and sounds.

The Woodland Trust

The Woodland Trust have a full guide on identifying wildlife, from birds to mammals and even plants.

National Trust

National Trust have lots of activities for families which includes plenty of spotter sheets and a guide to using your senses to connect with nature.

Wildlife Watch

Use the Wildlife Watch activity sheets and guides to create your own binoculars, learn how to grow your own vegetables and start growing a wild garden.