Persil Wild Explorers App and #DirtIsGood Campaign

Jack’s curiosity knows no limits and he is at the age when he is interested in everything.  He is on the go all the time and although he keeps me on my toes, I love to watch him learning and having fun whilst he runs wild.

We was recently introduced to the #DirtIsGood campaign by Persil UK and have been using their Wild Explorers app to give us some new outdoor activities to try.

We love being outdoors as a family and thankfully, we are surrounded by plenty of greenery at home, so this app is great for us.


Finding the perfect activity for your children (and family) is quick and simple.  There are over 100 activities on offer by selecting from just a few options (as above).


We decided to start with two activities that we could all enjoy; Tree Hugs and Create Wild Art.

So, off we headed to our local common and braved the crisp air for a little family adventure.  We enjoyed a lovely long walk whilst introducing Jack to all the different wildlife on offer.


Jack enjoyed exploring and hunting for leaves, twigs, feathers and conkers.  Jack was more than happy to explore the different trees and shrubs as we wandered through the woodland.

We talked about the different colours, got hands-on by feeling the different textures and tried to find any creepy crawlies.  Who knew that getting dirty in the great outdoors could be so much fun?


The following day, Jack accompanied his Nanny outside our home and went on a hunt for fallen autumn leaves in preparation for some afternoon fun.


I created a tree using some cardboard which Jack coloured with some crayons.  We talked about the different colours again before Jack took to gluing the leaves to his tree and creating his masterpiece.

It was a really lovely afternoon and Jack enjoyed some quality time getting messy and crafty with Nanny.  I think he’s a natural 😉

crafts autumn tree

The app has some fantastic ideas for all the family to enjoy and certainly gets the thumbs up from us.

The app is available to download for free in both the Apple and Google Play stores.

Lisa x


*This post is in partnership with the Persil UK #DirtIsGood campaign.  However, all thoughts and photos are my own.

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  • Reply
    William Gould
    November 20, 2016 at 8:16 am

    What a really good app! Kids should be eating dirt and worms when they are little, not wrapped in cotton wool in a sterile environment.
    It looks very educational also, so fresh air, exercise, exploring and learning all in one go! Fantastic!

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      Lisa Hudson
      November 23, 2016 at 8:55 am

      Definitely, we’ve been using it loads. Suits all weathers too 🙂

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    November 18, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Lovely post, thank you, I love the photos and that artwork!

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    Margaret Gallagher
    November 5, 2016 at 10:44 am

    Looks loads of fun ill look at this app after

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      Lisa Hudson
      November 10, 2016 at 10:22 pm

      Hope you found some fun ideas, we did the rainbow search at the weekend and Jack loved it x

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    Kerry Norris
    November 2, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    Looks like a great app. Will have to see if I can get it. Love the pictures x

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    November 1, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    What a great idea! I always encouraged my kids to get out and about and dirty when they were little!

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      Lisa Hudson
      November 10, 2016 at 10:28 pm

      I was always out when I was young. I definitely want the boys to do the same , so much more fun x

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    Rachel George
    November 1, 2016 at 10:57 am

    Sounds like a great app to give ideas to parents like me who don’t know enough about nature! Thanks for sharing.

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    Fashion and Style Police
    November 1, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Mess and dirt can be good but most times I dread them, lol. Fab post.

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    Jordanne | Thelifeofaglasgowgirl
    October 31, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    I’ve read about this before and I just love it. Little ones love to explore and get dirty for sure and we really do need a wash for the clothes that’s going to work! It’s great that it’s a free app as well full of ideas.

    Jordanne ||

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    October 31, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Aww it looks like you all had a fun day out!

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    October 31, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    Awww what a lovely treat, sharing this wtih my sister in law for my nephew as he’s always on the go and enjoys being outside

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    October 31, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    We love exploring and getting at one with nature like this – great that the app has so many fab suggestions like this!

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    Lyndsey O'Halloran
    October 31, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    Looks like a lot of fun was had. I love the tree at the end of the post.

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    October 31, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    This looks like a useful source of ideas to entertain and educate little ones. Next week we will be looking after our little granddaughter from Thursday to Monday while our daughter and SIL get some much needed R&R, so it’ll be handy to know of another place to turn to for inspiration when we run out of entertainment ideas.

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    Samantha O'D
    October 31, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Looks fun, the tree looks great, might have a go at this

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