Review and Giveaway: Willow and Wild Box

Willow and Wild Box ​is a personalised, monthly subscription box for 3 – 8 year olds, delivered straight through your letterbox.  Packed full of craft, gardening, cooking and outdoor activities, your creative explorers can play and learn about nature.

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With the School Summer Holidays upon us, and with plenty of free time on our hands, being invited to review the latest monthly subscription box came at the perfect time.

Jack was quick to check out the contents of the box when it arrived in the mail and I was surprised at how much there was inside.  Packed full of nature activity ideas, I could already tell this box was going to be a hit with the boys.

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Inside the latest Willow and Wild Box…

– Spinach & Sea Holly Seeds

– Laminated growing & cooking card

– 12 colour watercolour & brush set

– Nature Journal booklet, sticker & string

– Collecting ideas sheet and bag

– Lighthouse & fish colouring sheets

– Paper plate, Ribbon & Google eyes

– Fish stickers

PLUS a 28 days of nature inspired activities pull out.

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Here’s what we got up to…

On the day that the box arrived, we had friends over for a play date and so we ventured outdoors together for our first activity.  We had four very eager and excited 3-year old boys wandering around nature collecting, using the equipment from the kit.  We must have hunted for a good 40-minutes before heading back indoors to talk about what we had found.

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The following morning, we decided to make some paper plate jellyfish as suggested in the activities pull out booklet.  Included inside the Box were all the bits and pieces needed to make them and the boys sat brilliantly, doing so.

Mummy had to help with the hole punching and ribbon threading, but it was a lovely crafts activity to do as a family.

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Over the next few days we visited our local woods and lakes in order to complete and tick off some of the other tasks in the booklet.  It was lovely watching all the boys having fun whilst learning all about their natural surroundings.

We hunted for bugs and fed the ducks, we searched for painted rocks and the nearest Geocache, and gathered logs and stones, before enjoying a little picnic and finishing with some tree bark art.

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Final thoughts…

What a brilliant way to encourage children outdoors and away from the digital world of today.  The Willow and Wild Box makes a fantastic educational tool, which all the boys have genuinely enjoyed getting involved with.  What 3-year old doesn’t love to explore and get messy?

There are still so many activities and ideas within the box for the boys to complete.  Also, the nature journal which we will continue to fill over the holidays.

Not only do I think that the subscription boxes are a fab idea for all-year-round nature discoveries and fun, I also think the boxes would make great one-off gifts for children too.

With monthly subscriptions starting at £7.25 per month (and free postage), I think the box is fantastic value for money.

Lisa x

Willow and Wild Box Giveaway…

Willow and Wild have kindly offered one lucky reader the opportunity to win a Willow and Wild Box (one monthly subscription box).  You can enter the competition via Rafflecopter below.  Good Luck x

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* We were gifted with the Willow and Wild Box in exchange for our honest review.  However, all photos and opinions are my own.

** Competition is open to UK Mainland residents only.

*** Competition closes at midnight on Sunday 26th August 2018.

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