As part of our family membership of the The Woodland Trust, the Podlings each receive a 'Nature Detectives' pack each quarter filled with ideas for seasonal crafts and activities. Inspired by their Spring pack, the girls, particularly Emma, wanted to head to the woods to build a giant bird's nest. Fair enough! We duly hopped in the car and drove to Alderley Edge. The children had a little play and then we had some tea and biscuits before starting on the nest. Emma and I did most of the groundwork and then Lily came and helped to finish it off. Alex was fascinated, but I wouldn't say he was particularly helpful! It was a fun way to pass a Sunday afternoon..