Backyard Tiger Safari Outdoor Activity

Hosting a tiger safari adventure in your own backyard is a great way to get little ones outdoors and excited about animals. This activity can be adapted to the size of your garden and include a wide range of arts and crafts. So, if you’re looking to spend quality time with your children, check out these top tips for setting up your safari. 


1. Create a Safari Trail 

If you have a big garden with lots of trees and hiding spots, this is ideal. But if your space is smaller, there’s still a lot you can do. Firstly, plan a safari route. This should include plenty of twists and turns as well as lots of obstacles such as stepping stones, challenges or puzzles to ‘unlock’ the next part of the safari. To add to the adventure, think about setting up string to duck under like a branch in the jungle, or sheets to climb under as you keep an eye out for magnificent striped beasts. You could even decorate the sheets to look like leaves. Kids will enjoy making leaf prints with paint onto a white background.


2. Create Jungle-Themed Decorations 

Make as many jungle-themed props as you can before starting the safari. This will potentially keep the kids busy for hours and get them more excited about their safari adventure. Arts and crafts could include papier mache rocks and boulders, cutout trees and big cardboard leaves that can be painted all different shades of green. You can even use chalk or washable paints to create tiger footprints. These could lead you to tiger figures, soft toys or even homemade drawings of tigers that you must find along the way.


3. Include Educational Elements 

Traditional safaris include plenty of stops. These give guests a chance to admire their surroundings and learn more about the animals in the area. Replicate this by including educational props at each rest point. This could be a tiger storybook, tiger fact cards or even a guidebook to a country that has tigers, such as Bangladesh. You could also plan various educational games and activities such as a scavenger hunt where children look for things that tigers like to eat and tick them off the list. Do this using plastic animals.

If you really want to surprise the children, finish the safari with tickets to theatre family shows such as The Tiger Who Came To Tea. This is based on the storybook of the same name and will give your children the chance to see a tiger on the big stage.


4. Dress Up 

Children love fancy dress. So why not wear costumes for your backyard safari? You could explore as a tiger yourself or embrace the camouflaged look complete with green clothes and face paint. The choice is yours, but it’ll add another element of fun to your adventure.

If you love tigers, don’t miss The Tiger Who Came To Tea. Theatre shows for families like this are fun, interactive and packed with clumsy chaos. Book your tickets today and introduce your little ones to theatre shows for family adventures.