Get out and Explore the area

The summer holidays provide the perfect time to get out and about in your local area. You and your friends and family will be amazed by what you can find just a few steps from home. The British countryside is a working landscape of grazing livestock, growing crops and fruiting trees – it is where our food is produced.  Filled with expansive green spaces, extensive woodland, water streams and rolling hills, the great outdoors is a giant adventure playground waiting to be explored.

To be in with a chance of winning £100 from Joules, download your free ‘Countryside Safari’ activity sheet and find out more about how British farmers protect wildlife and habitats on their farms, care for their animals and produce the food on our plates. Don’t forget to stay safe though, and follow the countryside code. > Activity sheet here

Remember to stay safe and follow the countryside code. Farms may look like a fun place to play, but farm machinery can be very dangerous, and farm animals can sometime be unpredictable.

  • Remember to leave gates as you found them
  • Keep to the footpath
  • Keep your distance from farm animals
  • Take your litter home – litter not only spoils the beautiful countryside but can be harmful to animals too
  • Keep your dog on a lead and pick up after them


The blackcurrant season is here and harvesting has begun. While all fruits are good for you, blackcurrants are particularly high in vitamin C and antioxidants. Currently, the most popular way we get our blackcurrant fix is by drinking Ribena, but there are lots of ways you can get your fix.

Summer Berry Smoothie Serves: 4 Preparation time: 10 mins


  • 150g fresh or thawed from frozen blackcurrants
  • 200g fresh or thawed from frozen strawberries, sliced in half
  • 150g fresh or thawed from frozen raspberries
  • 1 large banana
  • 300ml almond milk
  • 1 tbsp runny honey
  • a few ice-cubes


  1. Place all the ingredients into a blender, and whizz until smooth.
  2. Serve in a large glass with a few blackcurrants or berries on top

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Did you know!!??

95% of British blackcurrants are made into Ribena.

Over 14 billion berries will be harvested this season.

Blackcurrants have four times more vitamin C in them than oranges.