It’s been one of the more welcome side effects of lockdown, that we’ve gravitated much more towards nature for family and leisure time, than might ever have done before.
Off the back of this trend, den building is enjoying a renewed surge in popularity that is extending many benefits in terms of learning, development and wellbeing.
For those families fancying their chances at the challenge, the perfect place to head is, of course, the woods.
With building materials a’plenty, it’s the perfect setting for creative and imaginative den building, providing the opportunity to interact with a variety of natural elements, to bring ideas and visions to fruition.
From here, children can learn many important skills, including team work, and how to cooperate with others. The process also encourages visualisation, planning and problem solving skills, as well as proving a healthful dose of fresh air and vitamin D.