THE NATURE OF PLAY by Fanny and Alexander


A handbook of nature-based activities for all seasons

Suggesting an antidote to our era of ever-present screens and passive play, our new book, The Nature of Play, offers simple, seasonal activities encouraging children (and the adults who love them) to play with among nature - whether they live among skyscrapers or fields.

Days spent wandering and wondering are what childhoods are made of - and The Nature of Play is packed with plentiful ideas for simple, fascinating and fun ways to do just that - rain or shine.

In these 44 seasonal activities, banish boredom by:

  • Learning how to find your way using natures signs
  • Cooking delicious food over a fire you've carefully built
  • Weaving a timeless basket
  • Hosting a special summertime party
  • Tuning up your bike
We've got all the inspiration you need to explore, discover, learn and make incredible new things, wherever you live and whatever you experience, using only a few materials and your own imagination and ingenuity - all year long.


Soft cover - 17.5cm x 23cm