Category Archives: Outdoor Play

How to Make a Fairy Tale Castle – Outdoor Summer Fun for Kids!

How to Make a Fairy Tale Castle - Outdoor Summer Fun for Kids - Our Little House int he Country #outdoorfun #summer #kids #fairytalecastle #pretendplay #artsandcrafts

I don’t know about you, but when I was a child I absolutely loved to build houses, tents, dens, castles, clubhouses etc.  My two monkeys are exactly the same and when our chickens and their coop arrived last Sunday (more about that later!) they were far more excited about the two huge cardboard boxes the flat pack chicken coop came

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Feet Painting or Printing- Outdoor Messy Summer Fun for Kids!

Messy Summer Outdoor Creative Fun - Feet Painting or Printing - Our Little House in the Country #summer #kids #kidsactivities

As the weather is gloriously sunny at the moment we have been doing nearly all of our activities outdoors.  Over the weekend we had the opportunity to do several art projects outside, you may have seen our Miniature Garden project which was really great fun.  Another little project that we had great fun with was feet painting – this also

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Miniature Gardens – Outdoor Summer Fun!

How To Create A Minaiture Garden - Outdoor Creative Summer Fun For Kids - Our Little House in the Country #summer #outdoorfun #kidsactivities

This morning while lazing in bed in true Sunday morning fashion I came across a tweet from Nicola who blogs at Multicraftingmummy.  She had tweeted a link to a recent post she had done for MumRx. (I love Nicola’s blog, we blog about similar things, have similar aged children and she lives along the east coast of Ireland too, so

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1st Trip of the Summer – Mulranny & Achill, Co. Mayo, Ireland – a short trip with young kids

A short trip with young children to Mulranny and Achiil, Co. Mayo Ireland - Our Little House in the Country #kids #travel #travellingwithkids #Ireland

We have just returned from a long weekend away, our first trip of the summer.  We had such a lovely time.  Today’s post is more of a photo record of our trip than a tips and tricks or review type post. Mulranny in Mayo in Ireland is one of our favourite places to holiday.  My mum is originally from here

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Doodles’ 100 Days of Summer Bucket List – 100 summer activities for kids

100 Days of Summer Bucket List - 100 Summer Activities for Kids - Our Little House in the Country #summer #kidsactivities #bucketlist

Update:  As we have been on holidays for over a month at this stage, I thought that this would be a good opportunity to cross of what we have done to date (full list below in a graphic)!  We have been very busy! Also, this morning the lovely Lindsey at 101thingstodowithkids mentioned me in her post about her summer list.

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Simple Outdoor Fun and Games – My Country Kids at Play!

Simple Outdoor Fun and Games - My Country Kids at Play - www.ourlittlehouseinthecountry.co #outdoorplay #kidsactivities

The Country Kids Link Up over on the fantastic Blog and Website Coombe Mill (thanks for the reminder tweet and shout out on twitter on Friday, Fiona) is one of my favourite link ups as it is specifically for sharing outdoor family fun, something I am pretty passionate about.  Usually, I link up one of my posts from during the

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Bubbles Play – Our Top 5 Tried and Tested Recipes

I don’t know about you bu I have spent a fortune on bubble mixture and bubble machines over the years.  My kids are bubble crazy, so crazy that I regularly have to hide the bubbles!!!!  Anyway, recently I said enough is enough and I am not buying bubble mixtures anymore, especially as they invariably get spilled within minutes of the

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Construction Play Outdoors – Using Garden Cuttings!

My 4 year old son Doodles is absolutely obsessed with all things building and construction related.  I f he’s quiet then I know not to worry as he is probably playing with Lego or bricks or pieces of recycled rubbish and building some sort of a contraption!!!!  I even had to ask his preschool teacher to discourage him from playing

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A Fabulous Spring Morning at Ardgillan Castle, Skerries, Co. Dublin, Ireland – A Great Place to Visit With Kids

This morning was a gloriously clear and sunny Spring morning, a little chilly at first but perfect for getting out and about.  Ardgillan Castle in Skerries Co. Dublin is only a short spin from our home and we regularly head to the playground there at the weekends.  It is a beautiful 18th Century house, stunningly beautiful gardens and parkland overlooking

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