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The Living Rainforest has launched the ‘Great Green Day Out’ campaign, which calls for families to opt for more environmentally friendly, locally orientated days out.

With the summer holidays here, families are finding it hard to know how to keep the children occupied. The campaign encourages parents to look at alternatives to large expensive theme parks that produce thousands of tonnes of waste, along with high carbon emissions.

The Living Rainforest’s aim is to encourage children to explore the environment in fun ways by putting together the ‘Top five fun, green days out’. They hope to encourage parents and children to try out activities that are low-cost, educational, environmentally friendly and fun.

Top five fun, green days out

  1. Go on a nature trail walk
  2. Go for a bike ride in the countryside
  3. Hire a rowing boat on the river
  4. Visit a ‘pick your own’ farm
  5. Visit an eco-friendly centre in your local area

“Children need the opportunity to exercise their imagination and learn in a stimulating environment. The ‘Great Green Day Out’ campaign aims to get families to create their own fun by connecting more with their local environment,” said Karl Hansen, director of The Living Rainforest. “It’s often hard for parents to come up with ways to entertain the children during the summer months. Our suggestions show there are many simple activities which can occupy the kids for hours.”

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