The first ever British Mud Week will be held from June 23-29, coinciding with the biggest mudfest of them all, Glastonbury. But while tens of thousands of music lovers will be braving the conditions at the much-loved music festival in Somerset, others are being encouraged to grab a buddy and get muddy themselves.
Here’s a list of 10 mad and muddy ideas to help you get involved in British Mud Week and show your children that playing outside can be just as much fun as being indoors on the computer.
1. Mud Run
If you’re a particularly tough mud enthusiast you could take part in a gruelling obstacle course near you.
2. Wellies to Work
Get the office involved with ‘Wellies to work’. Have everyone come into work wearing their Wellington boots and collect donations for a charity of your choice.
3. The Great British Mud Bake-Off
Spend a day baking Mississippi mud pie inspired treats and then host your own mud tuck shop.
4. Charity Car Wash
Everybody’s car gets muddy and not everyone has time to clean them. But a car wash can actually be a lot of fun, so get a group together and get scrubbing.
5. Mud Make-Up
Treat yourself to a mud facial mask. Mud masks detox the skin, help clean out pours and make skin look healthier.
6. Mud Walk
Go by yourself, with a friend, with your children or with your pets and take a walk through your local park, woods or fields.
7. Mud Treasure Hunt
Take some treasure and bury it in the ground. Draw a treasure map, give it to your children or a friend and get them to dig in the dirt until they find it.
8. Mud Sculptures
With the right amount of water mud can be moulded into shape and used to create mud sculptures. With a little imagination who knows what you could end up making.
9. Mud Painting
Mud has many uses, but one thing you might not have known it be used for is painting. Find out how to make mud paint here, http://bit.ly/1hrOE2H.
10. Dig for Worms
Digging for worms might sound a little strange but you’ll be surprised at how fascinated children can be by the wriggly little creatures. Get digging and see who can collect the most.