We had a lovely morning and by the end of our guided tour the rain had stopped and the kids were ready to go back and explore the playground again. We had definitely walked off our cakes!
Free Fun: You don’t have to spend a fortune to get outside and active. Walk to your nearest park and get the kids running around the playground. Our favourite park is a drive away but we park further away to make a walk of our adventure to the park.
Also check out your local council websites as sometimes they have a list of short walks in your local area.
Make it exciting: You don’t have to do a massive hike or marathon to feel the benefits of getting outside and you can make it fun for the kids. Why not print off a nature spotter sheet from the internet and go hunting for nature and animals on your outing. In the summer we had great fun Butterfly spotting and in our backpack we have some crayons to do bark rubbings on the back of maps.
Conker hunting this time of year is great fun, or why not collect some of the fallen leaves and acorns to make some Autumnal Art. Fallen leaves are great fun to run through and even the biggest of kids can’t resist stamping on the crunchy ones! Lots of places do themed activity trails so at this time of year look out for Pumpkin, spooky or Autumnal themed walks. Kids engaged in an exciting activity won’t realise how far they’ve walked if they’re having fun.
We also play lots of silly games on our adventures making up stories, singing songs and playing I spy.
Let the kids choose the path! On a recent walk we let our Son choose the path we took and he loved being in charge of our adventure.
We were invited by Fenetic Wellbeing, to RHS Harlow Carr and Betty’s for a Walk for Well being event, however all views are my own.