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Children in a woodland den

Build A Wild Den

Den building is lots of fun, plus it's great to have a place where adults aren't allowed!

  1. Before you get to how to build a den, you'll need to find somewhere in a wood or forest where there are lots of fallen tree branches and sticks or twigs.
  2. Now, take a couple of old blankets with you to make your den even more homely.
  3. Start building against a tree trunk or a tree stump as this will support your den.
  4. Once you've built your structure you can put your blankets over the top.

How many people can you fit in your den?


Thanks to the National Trust’s 50 things to do before you’re 11¾.

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