January 25, 2022

5 Unique Hobbies for Children

Hobbies are great stress relievers and encourage children to take on new challenges and gain new experiences. Many of them involve practising a skill, whether that be a specific ability or a transferable skill, aiding school and career development. We have teamed up with a prep school in Hampshire to explore 5 unique hobbies for children.

child wearing a hat sitting on the floor holding a camera to their eyes


Fishing is a nice hobby that’s great for family bonding with dads and granddads. It exercises patience and encourages children to spend time in the outdoors as opposed to being on a device. Strength is also needed to reel in a catch and at the end, there is a great sense of accomplishment.



There’s nothing like the feeling that you get when you make something by hand that you’re proud of. Origami is an ancient method of paper folding that requires nimble fingers, a keen eye and an ability to follow careful instructions. This can help your child to improve on their attention to detail, creativity and thinking skills.


Bird Watching

Bird watching is a hobby that few have heard of but is enjoyed by many. It can help children to develop a deeper appreciation for nature and animal habitats as well as a love for animals. With so many species to exist, this hobby involves learning and knowing the differences between each of them which can help with a child’s attention to detail.



This is a hobby that can lead to serious career prospects and help your child to explore their imagination and creativity. Thanks to technology, it’s no longer one that is limited to expense as most smartphones and tablets in today’s day and age have cameras.



Chess is a game of strategy that is appreciated by all ages. Learning how to play and practising it can help your child to become proficient at problem-solving and become a more analytical thinker.


Thanks for reading xxx




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Hi and welcome to The Willow Tree. I’m Michelle, also known as Shel and I am a mama to three beautiful crazy kids – I have two handsome boys and a wild and wonderful girl.

I really wanted a concrete place to share my love for travel, in particular Disney and offer my readers a chance to gain some knowledge around what we love to do as a family of 5.

I share our family adventures which include days out, travel advice and tips, holiday reviews, restaurant visits and of course, our love for Disney, including Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney World.

Life is about creating memories, and here we are sharing them with you




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