'this book would provide me with everything I needed to keep them happy and purposefully engaged for hours! ... With such a clear and attractive layout and high-quality photographs that depict both beauty and spontaneity in equal measure, I would be inspired to get out there and have a go ...'
(The School Librarian
'use it to inspire rainy day adventures'
'Enjoy the unpredictability of our weather and embrace the outdoor world in all its seasons'
“this book is proof that even if the rain pours, the wind howls or the snow settles, you can still get outside and have fun.”
“Armed with this book you’ll have so much fun in the spring showers you’ll wonder why you ever stayed indoors!”
(Welsh Coastal Life
'an essential read for parents, teachers and anyone involved in the outdoor education of children and young people'
(It’s Great Outdoors blog
“I love the simplicity of all these accessible ideas - all hugely enjoyable and not a sun beam in sight!”
(Families (South East London)
'A celebration of the outdoors and all the fun things you can do in it in all kinds of unpropitious weather! Armed with this, families may feel less dread when faced with a really wet holiday.'
(Julia Eccleshare lovereading.co.uk
'packed with imaginative suggestions - it will put paid to those dreaded words, 'I'm bored.'
(Country Homes & Interiors
'A companion to The Stick Book this is imaginative and simple.'
'every family home should have a copy'
(Parents in Touch
"No more huddling by the fire with these 72 surprisingly appealing suggestions for wild things to do in wild weather"
'There are endless project ideas for fun in the fresh air: I wish I had made ice toffee sculptures during the cold snap; instead I am embracing mud castles and water runs'
(Daisy Bridgewater Daily Telegraph
About the Author
FIONA DANKS did a degree in Ecology at Edinburgh University followed by a PGCE in Rural and Environmental Science at Bath College of Higher Education. She currently runs the Trust for Oxfordshire’s Environment, a non-profit making company providing grants for a wide range of community and environmental projects across Oxfordshire. Fiona lives in Watlington in Oxfordshire.
JO SCHOFIELD gained a degree in psychology from Exeter University and began her career working for an educational psychologist in London. After getting involved in the production of a film, she went on to work in the creative department of a TV advertising agency where she began taking still photographs. This led on to her becoming a commercial photographer in Australia and then London.More recently she has been focusing on writing and photographing for a series of books with co-author Fiona Danks. Jo lives near Watlington in Oxfordshire.
Through their website www.goingwild.net, Jo and Fiona provide more ideas for outdoor activities and an opportunity for debate on the importance of real world adventures for all young people. Their other titles for Frances Lincoln are Go Wild (9780711229396), Make it Wild (9780711228856), Nature's Playground (9780711224919), Run Wild! (9780711231726) and The Stick Book.