In Hitchin, we have a thing call Hitchin ‘Rocks’.

This is where people find a normal rock / small stone and paint them. They are then hidden around the area for other people to find and hid them again, and again, and again. It’s like a big community treasure hunt!

I didn’t know about this until one snowy morning (yes, it was Winter), after I dropped Evelyn off to nursery, I bumped into a friendly face which I haven’t seen for ages. She used to blog on A Mum Called Lucy, but has currently stopped blogging. She tells me of this Hitchin ‘Rocks’ community on Facebook with more than 800 + people involved and told me that I should check it out.

I’ve been meaning to do this for ages, but you know life seem to get in the way of things and I only managed to get this done last week! Haha! This was prompted and inspired by a post from Family Makes with How To Join Us With 30 Days Wild’ with Wildlife Trusts.



But first, here’s Evelyn’s first encounter with Hitchin ‘Rocks’:


First, we venture out to find some on the playground for some inspirations but sadly we didn’t find any until we stumbled across one by accident, on our way to shopping. Watch how excited we were when we found a rock!


Here’s how we rocked our Hitchin ‘Rocks’:


So one evening, Evelyn and I got painting with some acrylic paint we had. We decided to only paint one side. Of course, you can paint them however you like. But Evelyn was very eager to hid them on the way to her nursery the next morning.





& Here’s the hiding part!



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What do you think about out little adventure? Do you have a ‘Rock’ community near where you live too? Do let me know in the comment below. I’d love to hear your story too.


p.s. Do check out Lucy Anne’s blog from Kids Of The Wild for more ideas on #30DaysWild with Wild Life Trusts too!

& also my new post: THE ROCKS! – The painted rocks explained and inspirations.” too!


Su x





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Su blogs at Ethan & Evelyn. Ethan (7) & Evelyn (4) are her children. Her blog was originally an online diary but quickly transformed. She blogs about their life adventures of her experiences of motherhood, lifestyle, food, crafts, and travel. Her blog was awarded the Coupon Machine Travel Blog Top100 (#37) in 2016. The #MadBlogAwards 2016 Nominated for Best Craft Blog, Best Family Travel Blog, and Best Preschool Blog. She is a now a Freelance Writer, a Photographer, Co-creator of #ExplorerKids IG community. Host of #FabFridayPost and #ExplorerKids Linkys. And a Kids Yoga Teacher too! Connect with her on Twitter & Instagram @ethannevelyn

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  1. 15/06/2018 / 2:26 pm

    Love this idea and such creative designs #fabfridaypost

    • 15/06/2018 / 2:35 pm

      Thank you very much. We both enjoyed the process of this very much. & we hope to do more. 🙂 x

  2. 15/06/2018 / 3:01 pm

    Love this idea, we found a beautiful one whilst camping in Stratford-upon-avon and since then the boys have been asking if we can paint some and hide them near where we live. It’s definitely on our summer to do list. #FabFridayPost

    • 17/06/2018 / 9:57 am

      It’s exciting when you find them isn’t it. Our kids are now asking to paint them everyday now! There so much you can paint in one day as we don’t have that much room in our tiny home.. lol! x

  3. 16/06/2018 / 12:22 am

    We love painting rocks and hiding them! It seems the only place they usually end up is at the library because I always forget to take them other places. lol #fabfridaypost

    • 17/06/2018 / 9:58 am

      lol! I think that’s a great place to hid them. Who ever finds them can make story stones. 🙂 xx

  4. Mother of 3
    16/06/2018 / 2:22 am

    Those are some really beautiful designs. #FabFridayPost

    • 17/06/2018 / 10:02 am

      Thank you very much. We didn’t think much about the design. It’s more about having fun at having a go at it. xx

  5. 21/06/2018 / 7:52 pm

    Ah I love the community rocks idea! There isn’t anything similar in Brighton although we could always start one 🙂 Painting looks fun too x #FabFridayPost

    • 22/06/2018 / 2:42 pm

      Yes do start one. It’s a lot of fun and I’m sure you’ll have many members follow suit soon! xx

  6. 25/06/2018 / 2:32 pm

    Thanks for the mention Su. Love this post on rock painting communities. We don’t have one locally to my knowledge but have found some nearby. It’s such a lovely idea.

    • 25/06/2018 / 2:40 pm

      Most welcome! I agree. It so much fun and makes the kids want to walk more than usual. lol! 🙂 x

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