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Sensory Walk

Natural objects that you'll find

Skinny Woods, Hawkhill Wood, Craigmillar Castle Park and any of the hedgerows

When we go for walks outdoors, our minds are often on other things and we overlook the delights of our surroundings. A sensory walk encourages us to use all of our senses to ensure that nothing goes unnoticed!

Encourage children to look at what’s around them. Compare the shapes of leaves, or the colours of flowers. Be silent for ten steps to find out what you can hear. Listen to the noises around you. Smell flowers and leaves. Feel objects along the way. Taste (optional) blackberries and wood-sorrel. Use the activities on this site along the way, to encourage children to explore what’s around them.

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