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Hare and Hounds
Colour Chart Walks
Matchbox Miniatures
Poppy People
Duck Races
Leaf Boats
One-Metre Safari
Fairy, Elf and Sylvanian Houses
Tinder and Logs
Whittle a Walking Stick
Going A-Maying
Bubble Walk

Going A-Maying

The traditional name for collecting flowers and branches of hawthorn and blackthorn blossom to decorate the maypole. In the olden days, people used to go out the night before to collect huge piles of blossom before sunrise.

If you're in the country, take a morning walk down the lanes with secateurs in pocket to collect some decorative branches. Or in town, visit your flower shop or even pick some pick wild cow parsley and purple comfrey from common land instead. Put in big vases to bring the summer into the house.