You can’t help but notice the change in temperature recently – but we’re always keen to get outside and so look for ways of making a walk in the fresh air more enjoyable for our children. When Interplay sent us the Bug Safari, I knew it would be a hit with Munchkin.

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The kit is part of the Nick Baker range and the information booklet has  detailed instructions on how to use the equipment, a lot of facts about common insects and a list of further reading for the very keen! The box contains bug collecting tongs, a magnifying pot, a field lens, tweezers and a paint brush.

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Munchkin and I decided to take a walk down to the river to collect leaves for a half term project and packed the Bug Safari to take. The weather was damp but that didn’t worry us. The set was really simple to use and Munchkin was able to set about searching for mini-beasts right away.

The tongs took a little practice, but once he had the hang of it, Munchkin was able to catch bugs and transfer them into the magnifying pot to look at. We also really enjoyed looking under rocks and in the leaf litter to see what we could find.

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(Okay, there really is an ant in there, I just couldn’t get a picture of it!)

This really piqued his interest and we spent the rest of the afternoon, drawing, colouring and making up stories about our bugs, and I think that this might be my favourite set from the ‘My Living World’ range so far.

The Bug Safari is available from Interplay and costs £9.99

*DISCLAIMER – we were kindly sent this for the purpose of the review, but all words are my own*

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