The words "Out and about" with an illustration of a map and a wellington boot

Out and About:

During times like these, or times like that, or times in general for that matter, it’s good to get out and about! Blow those cobwebs off (or in our case, spin those webs to make magical yarn!) and venture out into nature!

Below is a range of free creative writing activities that can be viewed in any order you like.

Each activity contains video and written instructions to help you explore your local and other-worldly surroundings whilst also writing about them! Remember, we’re Grimm & Co so these workshops do not contain your ordinary exercises!

We will build this programme of activities as we experience the different months of the year and encounter the four seasons (as well as those extra hidden ones that we’re desperately trying to catch!). Be prepared to feel amazed by your own weird and wacky imagination as you reimagine the places you thought you were familiar with!

We would love to read your fantastic work.  If you’re happy to share, send your writing to so we can celebrate you as a Grimm & Co author!

Our digital writing activities are all free for mortals young and not-as-young-as-some to enjoy!  Have a go – you might just find that you love it!

Between Winter and Spring:

It’s a funny time of year. It can feel like winter is going to last forever, but if you get outside and look closely, you’ll see that the signs of spring are everywhere. We’re thinking about seasons here at Grimm & Co and we need your help…  

Watch the video or click here to read the written instructions.

Pixie Palaces:

While you’re out and about this month, why not keep your eyes open and see if you can spot any evidence of the pixies that are currently away from Grimm & Co right now. Pixies are quite naughty so even when Graham Grimm tries to keep them inside, they don’t always listen.

Watch the video, or click here to read the full instructions.

In Touch with Nature:

It is so important to get out and about into nature whenever you get the chance. Trees are a huge part of our world and sometimes they get overlooked. We want to celebrate trees and explore what they can tell us about our surroundings.

Watch the video or click here to read the instructions.

Jungledrop – World Book night 2021:

Our World Book Day activity has been inspired by Jungledrop by Abi Elphinstone, the fantastic second book in The Unmapped Chronicles. It follows Fox and Fibber as they discover the Unmapped Kingdom, which bizarrely controls the weather in our world!   Watch the video or read the written instructions here, and have a go at the activity!

To find out more about our other writing activities, click on the sections below.  You can also see what’s happening with our out-of-school workshops here.

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