EXPLORING TIME: William Corney, 7, (left) and Lachlan Grove, 8, explore the great outdoors at Damper Kids.
EXPLORING TIME: William Corney, 7, (left) and Lachlan Grove, 8, explore the great outdoors at Damper Kids. Contributed

Holidays are finished but the adventures can continue

JUST because the school holidays are over doesn't mean the adventures have to stop.

Setting off on an expedition in the great outdoors helps kids stretch their imagination and when the day is through they can keep the adventures flowing by jumping into the pages of a book.

Damper Kids owner Angela Grove said making up their own games and creating their own fun was a way for children to express themselves.

With Leslie Dam, the Condamine River walk and ample parks to run around in, Warwick is the perfect place to explore.

"It's putting them out in the world and building their character, building their resilience and creativity,” she said.

"Kids are meant to be moving and using their hands and experiencing different senses and I think that's what being outside does for kids.”

Mrs Grove said something as simple as a dead tree log could be transformed into a fun game for children.

"It doesn't matter what your personality is, everyone can find something outdoors that suits them,” she said.

"Whether it's sitting on a park bench watching the ducks on the river.”

When they come inside, continue the exploration with an Enid Blyton book, which will thrust them into a story where colourful characters live in trees and children solve crime.

Pick up a token with the Daily News or Courier-Mail between February 4-18 to receive a book for just $3.

Collect all 15 books:

- Sunday, February 4: The Famous Five on a Treasure Island and collector's case (Sunday Mail)

- Monday, February 5: The Enchanted Wood (Courier-Mail)

- Tuesday, February 6: The Twins at St Clare's (Daily News)

- Wednesday February 7: The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage (Courier-Mail)

- Thursday, February 8: Naughty Amelia Jane (Daily News)

- Friday, February 9: The Children on the Cherry Tree Farm (Daily News)

- Saturday, February 10: The Secret Seven (Daily News)

- Sunday, February 11: Five Go Adventuring Again (Sunday Mail)

- Monday, February 12: Holiday Adventures (Courier-Mail)

- Tuesday, February 13: Brer Rabbit Short Stories (Daily News)

- Wednesday, February 14: Malory Towers - First Term (Courier-Mail)

- Thursday, February 15: The O'Sullivan Twins at St Clare's (Daily News)

- Friday, February 16: Secret Seven Adventure (Daily News)

- Saturday, February 17: The Naughtiest Girl in the School (Daily News)

- Sunday, February 18: The Adventure of the Wishing Chair (Sunday Mail)



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