What are your plans for the summer months? I hope you’re planning lots of time outdoors, enjoying what the world beyond your front door has to offer. Lots of walking, cycling, exploring, nature watching, micro adventures, open water swimming… what else?
If you’ve not already made plans (or even if you have), it’s not too late. There’s always time to get outdoors! Wild Things Publishing want to encourage us to make the most of the great outdoors this summer, so they created the Wild Summer Handbook, a free downloadable guide to help inspire you for all kinds of outdoor based adventures over the summer months, and also has a checklist of fun wild challenges to try out.
It’s a neat little guide that should definitely get you started on a little adventure (or a big one) this summer – whether you have kids to entertain or not. I’d added a couple of things to my bucket list as a result; I can’t believe I didn’t have river walking on my list already; I’ve also added go barefoot for a day and swim under a sea arch or into a sea cave. Come on – who’s going to join me to roll down a hill like we all used to as kids? There’s a really big hill close to my house, although I think I might get a bit out of control down there!
Chilterns Ridge by Daniel Start
To help get us all in the mood, the Wild Things Publishing team are running a couple of competitions alongside their Wild Summer campaign. The first is a giveaway with some really cool outdoors related prizes (I’ve got my eye on the Glamping break so please leave that one for me), and the second is a photo competition that involves you ticking something off the list in the guide and sharing your images using #wildsummer.
For all the information about the campaign – to download the handbook and enter the competitions, head over to the Wild Things Publishing website.
Great Ouse by Daniel Start
If you’re in need of a little extra inspiration to get wild this summer, stay tuned to Splodz Blogz as I’ve got a special photo contest of my own coming up in a couple of days with a really cool book from Wild Things Publishing to give away. If you’re not already subscribed now would be a good time… You can keep updated by email or in a reader (I recommend Bloglovin if you haven’t already chosen one). You can also connect with Splodz Blogz on facebook, twitter and instagram – I’d love it if you did!
Halnaker Windmill by Richard Patterson
Note that the link to the Wild Summer page above an affiliate link, which means if you enter from there I get an entry too. There’s a non-affiliate link here. The images on this page provided by Wild Things Publishing.