Persil Wild Explorers App Review

Persil Wild Explorers App

I love seeing kids outside playing and getting dirty whilst learning at the same time. We are often at the park, going on bike rides and exploring the woods, but things can get a little same’y’ after a while. The Persil Wild Explorers App is great for giving you new ideas for activities outside with the kids.

Persil Wild Explorers App

Persil Wild Explorers App

The app is free to download and the first screen you arrive to gives you three options of where you want to be outdoors: On our doorstep, in a park or woodland, or by a river or coast. The next step is to choose how long you want to spend on the activity: 10 mins, 20-30 mins, 1 hour, or 2-4 hours. The final step is to choose how old the child is: 2-5, 6-11, or 12+, then click see the list to find out what activities would suit you.

Persil Wild Explorers App

I love the wide variety of activities available on the app and there’s always something that would be a perfect fit for wherever you are.

Some of my favourite activities include stone art, where you can collect pebbles to create pictures out of the stones. Or worm charming where you need to stamp and bang the ground to bring them to the surface. Or making a snail farm out of a plastic bottle and natural materials.  We already tested out the mud volcano option here and had a fantastic time!

persil mud volcano

We have tried out several activities from the Wild Explorers app, but a recent favourite has to be sprouting socks, which simply involves walking around a tall grassy area with old socks over your shoes and get them covered in dirt. Then pop them in a bag with a squirt of water and place somewhere sunny to see what grows!

Persil Wild Explorers App

Persil Wild Explorers App

It’s a fun and unusual activity which helps kids to understand the basic biology of plants and how they grow. So perfect for a learning activity with young children and the topic can easily be extended to incorporate further learning through crafts and books.

This is a great app and we’ll be using it throughout the year to find more fun activities to try out with the boys. I highly recommend downloading it to find new fun activities for the kids to try out.

J x

* This is a collaborative post with Persil UK.


  1. October 11, 2016 / 3:11 pm

    Oh that sock trick is such a good idea! We might have to try that one, I’m amazed anything grows from being stomped on!

  2. October 12, 2016 / 10:06 am

    Wow, what a cool app. I’ll be downloading this. My kids do a far amount of outdoor activities but I’m always looking for new ideas. Thanks Jenny. Sarah #WhateverTheWeather

  3. October 13, 2016 / 10:07 am

    Sprouting socks, what a fab idea! We’ve got this app (in fact my Journey sticks nature craft is one of the activities) and I love how there are lots of simple ideas that give you new ways to explore outdoors. I think we may be giving that mud volcano a go soon… #whatevertheweather

  4. October 13, 2016 / 4:33 pm

    This looks a lot of fun. I love the idea of sprouting socks. Must download and check out the app x

  5. October 13, 2016 / 7:44 pm

    I love this idea, am off to download it! We tend to go to the same places over and over again, this will be great for giving me some ideas!

  6. October 15, 2016 / 3:33 pm

    Looks a brilliant app. There’ll be no calling out ‘mum I’m bored’. #Whatevertheweather

  7. October 17, 2016 / 2:31 pm

    This sounds like a great app. Quite similar the the National Trust one with great ideas to get kids outdoors. I love the sprouting sock idea. I’ll try that with my toddler.
    David – Potty Adventures

  8. October 20, 2016 / 1:44 pm

    That is a fab app! I am off to download it and try out some of the activities!

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