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You just can’t beat a brisk walk on a beautiful cold winter’s day, with frosty cobwebs and shiny berries adorning trees and bushes. As well as our suggested activities, you can also find loads of spotting sheets to download, information, and ideas for yet more things to do outdoors on the Wildlife Watch website.

Download your winter checklist

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Your 10 Fab 40 winter adventures start here……

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1. Break the ice on a puddle

Get your wellies on and have a cracking good time! Read all about how ice is formed on the National Geographic Society website.

an icy puddle on a cold winter's day

2. Hunt for treasure on the shore

Head for the coast after a storm and it’s amazing what you’ll find washed up on the beach! Find lots of information about where to go and what you might find at Beach Bonkers.

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3. Take a night time walk

Grab a torch. Wrap up warm. The natural world after dark is a fascinatingly different sort of place. There’s lots of information about what you might see if you look up at the night sky on the Britannica Kids website.

A huge old tree shrouded in fog on a snowy morning

4. Find the biggest tree in the park or wood

Track down the tallest or the one with the widest spread of branches, or perhaps find the tree with the largest trunk. Which one will you crown ‘King of the Wood’? There is lots of information about trees and all sorts of other plants on the DK Find Out website.

5. Be the first footsteps in the snow

Make your mark by enjoying an early morning walk in the snow. Learn more about snow on the Britannica Kids website.

footprints in the snow on Walberswick Beach

6. Photograph a frosty morning to share with the world

Whatever chilly picture captures your imagination and pop it online for all to see. Rachel Wilkins from Jessops has some tips on getting the perfect picture in her post on the Wildlife Watch website.

Close up image of reeds on a frosty morning
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7. Build a nest box and put it up in your garden

Get ready for spring with February’s National Nest Box Week. Construct a new nesting place from off-cuts of wood. Give it a good garden location and wait to see who moves in. Find more information on the National Nest Box Week website.

Close up image of a small clump of delicate white snowdrops

8. Spot snowdrops in the woods

These tiny flowers are white and wonderful and can be found in small clusters or forming complete carpets. Learn more about winter plants and flowers on the Wildlife Watch website.

9. Take part in the world’s biggest bird survey

Over 500,000 people get involved in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch. Sign up and help by counting Suffolk’s birds in your garden. Find more information on the RSPB website

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10. Watch a robin in your garden and dig them up some dinner

Why not dig over some soil to help these friendly birds find a tasty treat? You can find out lots of fascinating facts about winter birds on the RSPB website.

A robin sitting on a branch with a berry in its beak

Download your winter certificate

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Well done for completing all your winter adventures!

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