Going Wild’s books

The Going Wild books aim to inspire you to go outdoors and have fun getting immersed in wild places, whether out in the countryside, in the park or in the back garden.  Each book has a slightly different emphasis; there should be something that appeals to everyone, ranging from; wildlife, bushcraft, imaginary games and adventure activities to wild art, poetry, theatre/storytelling, foraging and cooking, and being creative on a wild scale.

All Going Wild‘s activities and adventures are inspired by nature and easy to do.  They involve minimum planning and there’s no need to go out and buy a whole load of stuff. Most activities use loose natural materials available and abundant in wild places (nature is conveniently free).  Going Wild believes in inspiring families and children everywhere to get outside and have fun.


Head outside, step into nature and bring this book along for the ride! Discover more than 60 fun, nature-themed activities and transform this book so it looks and feels wild!  Cut things out, doodle, stick in natural materials, write, scribble, paint and play.  https://linktr.ee/Goingwild1


WILD THINGS – Over 100 Magical Outdoor Adventures

Wild Things cover

Published by Lonely Planet Kids on 12th April 2019. To order follow link https://amzn.to/2MTOc0g or https://linktr.ee/Goingwild1

going wild book covers-14NATURE’S PLAYGROUND – Activities, crafts and games to encourage children to get outdoors

Our first book, offering a range of activity ideas for every season.                                                                                Age 2-8 year olds

going wild book covers-9GO WILD – 101 things todo outdoors before you grow up

For all those budding bushcrafters. Full of general fun outdoors, plus survival skills such as making your own tent, carving tools and weapons, foraging for food and cooking over a camp fire; even if it is just in the back garden!                   Age range 6 – grown up!

To buy https://amzn.to/2Snbt0z

going wild book covers-12MAKE IT WILD – 101 things to make and do outdoors

 Use natural materials to inspire your natural creativity! Have a go at wild art, make a go-cart, a twig sculpture or an ice lantern. Dig up clay and make pots to fire in a dustbin or squish berries to make a tie-dye T-shirt.                                                                                    Age range 6 – 15 years

To buy https://amzn.to/2UOiTqu

going wild book covers-18RUN WILD – Outdoor games and adventures

If you are planning a children’s party, run a forest school, a guide or scout group or teach a class and want to go outside more, then this is the book for you.  Packed with fun games and adventures for groups of children.

Age range 5-15 years

going wild book covers-3THE STICK BOOK – Loads of fun things you can do with a stick

Just what it says in the title! A stick is one of the best toys ever; it can be anything you want it to be, and just to get your imagination going here are a few suggestions….                   Age range 3 – 12 years

To buy https://amzn.to/2SDmGJI

going wild book covers-2THE WILD WEATHER BOOK – Loads of things to do outdoors in rain, wind, ice and snow

Now you don’t have to wait for the perfect sunny day to go outside.  This book is full of fun things to do outdoors on days when you might be tempted to stay indoors!                       Age range 3-12 years

To buy https://amzn.to/2Dn1ez1

going wild book covers-7THE WILD CITY BOOK – Loads of things to do outdoors in towns and cities

For all those who want to get outside and discover wild things to do in the city. This book includes activities for all urban spaces from parks to small gardens, balconies and window sills. But if you live in the country you can still do the activities in this book!                Age range 3-12 years

To buy https://amzn.to/2I1UQmi

going wild book covers-5THE BEACH BOOK – Loads to do at lakes, rivers and the seaside

This book is not just for the summer holidays, it’s packed with activities for any time of year. The ideas are full of water fun for beaches beside lakes and rivers as well as at the seaside.                                              Age range 3-12 years

To buy https://amzn.to/2tcaaCE

den book cover   THE DEN BOOK Published May 2016

This book gives loads of ideas to make fun dens, hideaways, forts and camps, in the garden, woods, or on the beach. Using everything from natural materials to junk.

To buy https://amzn.to/2DkhctK

Fantastic forts coverFANTASTIC FORTS US edition published May 2016To buy the American version of The Den Book, please click on the link below:




THE WILD YEAR BOOK, Things to do outdoors throughout the seasons



The Going Wild books are published worldwide and have been translated into many languages including German, French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Slovenian, Polish, Swedish, Norwegian and Korean. 

We believe that everyone should have opportunities to seek out wilderness whether on their doorsteps or further afield.  And why not go out regularly in all weathers, all seasons, in the dark after school?  Even if you are surrounded by buildings there is a wild world to discover out there…..

All you have to do is go out and find it!