The UK’s hugely changeable weather means that being able to forecast becomes a valuable skill. Setting up a natural weather station is enormous fun, and, if the kids get it right, hugely useful too. Read up on prescient pine cones here (open and it’s going to be dry, closed and it’ll rain), and learn how to read clouds here. If you’re going to the seaside (or know someone who is), bring back some seaweed to help you figure out tomorrow’s temperatures. Find out more about folklore weather forecasting here and about more scientific methods here.