Welcome to February’s first Country Kids, where you can find out what we’ve been up to at Kids of the Wild this week as well as joining in the outdoor linky co-hosted by Louise from Little Hearts Big Love, Helena from Queen of Collage and me here at Kids of the Wild.

NOTE FOR REGULAR READERS – #CountryKids is a bloggers community post, aimed mainly at fellow outdoor bloggers. A linky is where bloggers can promote their work – a collection of different bloggers’ writing in one place.

Outdoor family bloggers please click here or on ‘Inlinkz Link Party’ further down the page (see guidelines below) to add your blog post and find great reads by other bloggers

At Kids of the Wild This Week

My post this week is about our new year’s day walk to an iron age hill fort, Brough Law in Northumberland. You can also get lots of snow day ideas in today’s post inspired by much of the country being off school due to snow. We had more hail than snow and Caroline’s class attended their usual beach school all day today.

We did the #BigGardenBirdwatch on Sunday with a disappointing turnout from the bird world, though they turned up in droves as soon as our hour was up!

Today, February 1st, is the Celtic festival of Imbolc, symbolising the quickening of the year and the stirrings of new life as Mother Nature begins to awaken to Spring. Read about the lovely Imbolc art and nature crafts we did the year Caroline’s cancer was diagnosed. Are you doing anything to celebrate Spring in nature this weekend? 

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On Monday Caroline is helping launch the promotion of the North of England Children’s Cancer Research charity fun run (taking place May 19th) so she’ll be having some fun at the hospital on Monday morning.

About #Country Kids

Country Kids is a supportive blogging community, set up by Coombe Mill’s Fiona, 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 savannah.

Guidelines for Joining #CountryKids

Here’s a reminder of the rules:-

  • 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

Thanks to all the lovely bloggers who join in and share their writing with us. There’s some great talent out there!

Favourite posts this week: 

Top commenters this week are: –

  • Fiona from Coombe Mill, Annette from Four Acorns and Mrs J from Typical Mummy with 6 comments each.
We had one person not sharing the blog love this week, and apologies that my comments came so late.

Link Your Post to #CountryKids

Click Inlinkz Link Party to join in and share posts.

Here are this weeks pics over on Instagram; kids enjoying some happy moments. Join us over there with the hashtag #countrykidsfun to link up your photos.

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#countrykidsfun featured images week 122 with thanks to @joatnumber26 @lucyathomeblog @flip_flops_or_wellies and @thimbleandtwig. Thank you for all the lovely tags. We have now passed 12,500 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 #winter #happiness #countryside #outdoorclassroom #countryliving #woodland #adventureisouthere #wintercolours #cutekids #sunlight #happytimes #explorerkids #adventurecalling #adventureisouthere #adventuretime #woodland #winterwalks

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WILD WISHES on your outdoor adventures this snowy weekend!