Families have been having fun in nature this half term.

The Really Wild Adventures are organised events in natural settings to encourage outdoor play.

They're free and offer a range of activities for all ages, so no one gets left out.

Groundwork Greater Manchester, the team behind the events, have hosted three sessions across the borough.

Suzanne Walton, an education and communities project officer for the organisation, helped to deliver the events.

She said: "We've been working with children's centres to try and get families out doing outdoor play and encouraging them to explore the green spaces in the area.

"We have some wellies and waterproofs that we can loan out to people if that's one of the barriers for them coming out so they're not stopped by that sort of thing.

"It's really good to get people out and about, it's really good for your physical and mental wellbeing and we should be encouraging people to get outdoors no matter the weather because they'll feel better in the long run."

Families were able to explore Darcy Lever Gravel Pits on Tuesday, trek through Seven Acres Nature Reserve on Wednesday, and have fun in Moses Gate Country Park yesterday.

The two-hour sessions include healthy refreshments, materials for the day, and a booklet of activity ideas to take home.

Groundwork Greater Manchester will usually run three weekly sessions at one location.

The session at Darcy Lever Gravel Pits was a one-off due to the difficulties in reaching the site.

Next week, a new series of Really Wild Adventures will begin next to the children's centre in Great Lever.

Families can expect scavenger hunts, natural crafts, and fun ways to learn about nature and wildlife.

For more information on the events, visit the Groundwork Greater Manchester Facebook page, or contact Suzanne on 07790 801034.