Engaging Scavenger Hunts for Kids and Big Kids

A scavenger hunt is a great way to add a little excitement to a walk, and it’s not just for kids. It can add focus to exploring outside, increase mindfulness of your surrounding and ease boredom – what more could you ask for?!

Printables for kids


We’ve rounded up some great printable resources for the kids. All are easy to download and print and most importantly, free. 

Nature Scavenger hunt from Doing Good Together with ideas on how to take the concept further with plant identification using the iNaturalist app. 

A range of printable wildlife and activity guides from Cumbria Wildlife Trust which all include a season specific scavenger hunt and other activities.

Buggy and Buddy offer a slightly different and more creative hunt with space to draw the found objects.  

Eden Rivers Trust have a range of activity sheets available including a river scavenger hunt.

Treasure hunt for those a little older…

For adults and teens, why not try geocaching? Using a smartphone, hide and seek containers placed all around the world, a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game.

Check out the UK Geocaching website for more information. 

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