The Fujifilm XP90 tough compact camera isn’t just a waterproof camera; it’s also a dust-proof, freeze-proof and shock-proof compact.
Made for the outdoors, it’s sturdy enough that you won’t fear dropping it, but small and lightweight enough to carry around. It takes a good picture too – you can take underwater shots up to 15 metres deep, as large as 16mp, and shoot video in full HD 1080p. £149, from currys.co.uk
Natural History Museum pocket microscope: Great for children, this pocket microscope is a perfect accessory for when you’re outdoors. You could look at a leaf close up or perhaps you’ll get lucky and a little creepy-crawly will make its way onto one of the two specimen slides, so you can look at it in greater detail before it toddles off. Whatever you choose to use the microscope for, it could turn an hour in the garden into an adventure. It’s powered by three button cell batteries (provided). £12.99, from argos.co.uk