Welcome to this week’s Country Kids, the place to link your outdoor family adventures, and read other people’s outdoor inspiration.

Country Kids was started by Coombe Mill Farm’s fabulous Fiona and is now co-hosted by Louise from Little Hearts Big Love, Helena from Queen of Collage and me at Kids of the Wild.

We’re maintaining this lovely community of outdoor family bloggers to share activities and inspiration and help get you and the kids outdoors more.

Click the ‘frog’ button at the bottom of the page to add your blog post and find great reads by other bloggers.

This Week at Kids of the Wild

We’ve had a busy last week of term up here in Northumberland with a wet and windy day at Beach School today!

There’s a new book review, Forest School Adventure, on the blog, well worth a read and to add to your Christmas list! Look out for more fab new book reviews coming up. Check out recent reviews of kids boots and a kids winter jacket if you haven’t seen them yet, both great for the school run.

All your Halloween needs are here too: –

Pumpkin picking, pumpkin carving, and Caroline’s brilliant pumpkin guts trick or treat idea. Lots of bedtime reading!

Did you see the giant pumpkin Caroline picked last weekend? If you’re in Northumberland there are still a few left.

Image of laughing girl in red and green top struggling to hold giant orange warty pumpkin
Pick your own farm-grown pumpkin for Halloween – they don’t sell them like this in the shops!

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About Country Kids

#CountryKids aims to encourage outdoor family fun, in an age where technology and screens are such a draw to a sedentary indoor life.

Country Kids is a supportive blogging community to share outdoor posts and discover fresh inspiration for your family’s future outdoor adventures in the wild, whether in your garden or an African savanah.

Guidelines for Joining #CountryKids:

  • Link up every Saturday to Thursday, midnight to midnight
  • Post must be ‘outdoorsy’ – in the garden, park, woods, beach, country & urban (barns & tents count as outdoors!) with outdoor craft, learning, exploring and playing all welcome
  • Please comment on all the host posts and a minimum of 2 others of your choice
  • Please use #CountryKids when commenting
  • Please add the badge so others know where to link up
  • Posts must be made live within the last 2 months. Catch-up posts about old adventures are fine but the publish date should be within 2 months
  • If you have more than 3 posts please consider linking over a few weeks.

Grab The Badge

Highlight and copy the html code and drop it into your blog. If you have any problems give one of us a yell.

Country Kids badge - Little Hearts, Big Love, Queen of Collage, Kids of the Wild

Top Commenters & Favourite Posts

Favourite posts this week:

My favourite post was Over 40 and a Mum to One’s visit to the Bluebell Railway line.

Louise chose Dirt, Diggers and Dinosaurs’ post sharing the various activities her boys have enjoyed at Little Acorns Children’s Gardening Club.

Helena’s favourite was Typical Mummy’s visit to an eco-friendly theme park.

Top commenters this week are: –

  • Keitha from Keitha’s Chaos with 7 comments
  • Fiona from Coombe Mill and Mrs J from Typical Mummy with 6 comments

Everyone else commented on 5 posts – thank you all.

Link Your Post to #CountryKids

Click the button to read lots more outdoor inspiration from other bloggers, and to add your blog post too.

Can’t wait to read all about your outdoor fun this week!

Join Us on Instagram

Check out these fab Hallowe’en pics over on Instagram. Use the hashtag #countrykidsfun to link up your photos. See you over there.

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#countrykidsfun featured images week 108 with thanks to @theloveofacaptain @bubbablueandme @littleheartsbiglove and @emmyandthebears Thank you for all the lovely tags this week. We have now passed 11,600 in the collection. That's a lot of outdoor fun! Remember #CountryKids is live from midnight for all your blog adventures with @littleheartsbiglove @kidsofthewild_ and Queen of Collage. Have a lovely weekend. 🎄🌞🍄🌿🌼 #outdoorfun  #kidsoutdoors #outdoorsandhappy #CountryKids #fridayoutdoorfun  #capturedmoments #lovelifeoutdoors #countrylife #autumn #happiness #countryside #outdoorclassroom #countryliving #woodland #adventureisouthere #autunncolours #pumpkinpatch #halloween #spooky #pumpkin

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Wild wishes for a Happy Halloween and Day of the Dead x