{Exploring Our New Garden: Outdoor Play Party}

Unfortunately, we didn't get in much outdoor play lately as we've been stuck inside with the flu for the past week, but we did manage to squeeze in a little time exploring our new garden and making our mark on the garden rocks before the worst of it started.

Looking for spiders in the sand pile
In the last Outdoor Play Party, this Gruffalo Outdoor Play Trail from Sunhats and Wellie Boots really caught my eye! We are BIG fans of the Gruffalo at our house (you can see our Gruffalo puppet theatre here), and I love how they combined one of our favourite books with outdoor play - and even face painting to boot! (And who doesn't love face painting?)

So for this edition, here are just a few guidelines for sharing:

- Any kind of children's outdoor play-related posts are welcome!
- If you'd like us to further share your post (e.g., on Facebook/ Twitter/ Pinterest), please just include a link back to this post (either in your post or sidebar) to help us spread the word about the importance (and fun!) of outdoor play!
- Please feel free to grab the Outdoor Play Party button from the sidebar and/or include a text link back.
- Each time we will feature an activity from the previous party. 
- By contributing you are giving permission for an image and link to your post to be republished. (If you have been featured, please feel free to grab the 'featured' button from the sidebar.)

Share your ideas for outdoor play activities with us every other week! The linky goes live every second Friday at 12:01 GMT+1.