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Children love to play and outdoor play is really important. They need natural sunlight and fresh air. If they can run around outside and find new things, they can grow and develop.

Children love to pick flowers, splash through puddles, run through leaves and search for mini-beasts. They can use their imagination and learn to problem solve.

Playing outdoors doesn’t need to be expensive or in large gardens or parks. The smallest green spaces can be fun as long as these are safe places to play.

Find lots of ideas for outdoor activities and places to experience play in the open air.

EcoPark Birmingham and Black Country

Benefits of outdoor play

5 Benefits of outdoor play

Early Years development through outdoor learning

Benefits of outdoor play

NCT benefits of outdoor play for babies and toddlers

Outdoor play

Tiney blog on why outdoor play is the best kind of learning

Outdoor Play Activities

Parks and Green Spaces in Sandwell

Lots of free activities and plenty of outdoor play opportunities

Sandwell Museums

Free outdoor events at the museums

Play by Age

Activities and play ideas for different age groups

Good Play Guide 

Play ideas for indoors and outdoors by age

Forest Schools

Find your nearest forest school

Wild Activities

Wild activities you can do at home

RSPB Activities

Nature activities for kids

Wildlife Watch Activities

Wildlife Trust activities for kids

children collecting tadpoles