alice-holt-forestOur usual nature treasure hunts are a little ad hoc and based on what we can find along the route. This weekend we were invited by a friend to a forest park along with his boys for run around and as we found out, a more organised treasure hunt.

treasure-listWhilst the kestrels and falcons were some of the more optimistic items on the list (which we did not manage to see on this occasion), it was great to run around the forest searching for various trees, pine cones, wooden forts and obstacle courses.

My friend Paul had been to the forest before and so guided our way around the park. He made his treasure hunt list with a little extra research on the Internet and printed out photographs of the treasure items to make sure we all knew what we were searching for.

The huge wooden structures in the park were stunning and added a little extra colour to the walk around the park.

We took boys varying in ages from two to seven, and so spending time at the pirate park and the obstacle course, ensured that everyone was kept engaged.

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