Building stronger bonds between your family, giving everyone a few lungs-full of fresh air, and topping everyone up on excitement and activity – outdoor adventures are one of the most rewarding aspects of family life. The effort of getting everyone dressed in appropriate gear and out of the door into the car can be a little exhausting, but once you’ve got everyone out on an adventure, you’re able to spend the epitome of ‘quality time’ with your nearest and dearest. Here are just some ideas to inspire you and your family out of the house and into a world of adventure.
A camping expedition differs from a camping trip in that it is altogether more adventurous, involving walks along cliffs, through forests, over mountains or down rivers to reach the perfect campsite to relax in. Pack light and fit everyone with a rucksack and follow an OS map to your dream night stop. Traditional camping trips – parking up, unloading a full car, and then sitting in a tent for a few days – differ from the sorts of adventures you can have out in the wilderness, where you can make fires and live a little like cavemen with your family – kids will absolutely love the ‘return to nature’ feeling.
Perhaps it’s time to make a family announcement: no beach holiday this year. They’re expensive and involve far too much time laying on your back in the sun. Create more lasting memories and a wealth of new experiences – not least those that teach your children new and important life skills – but taking holidays more on the thrilling side. Whether it be skiing in the Alps, hiking up Snowdon or taking an epic road trip or trek, there’s what feels like an infinite list of family adventures to be had to replace boring sun-soaked holidays.
Exciting Centres of Fun
If you’re limited to a day trip – maybe even just an afternoon – take your family out to a theme park, adventure playground, or outdoor activity centre for swathes of family fun designed for those with a spirit for adventure. A relatively new phenomenon that’s proving hugely popular are places like the Greenville Escape Room offer fun for the family in clues, puzzles, and mysteries that require teamwork and guile to solve before the time runs out. Whatever you decide to do, it is spending time together which means the most.
If you live nearby an expansive area of natural wilderness, why not design a treasure hunt with your partner, laying clues out in the countryside for your children to follow with glee and excitement. For a relatively small amount of effort, you’ll allow your kids to channel their inner swashbuckling pirates or deerstalker-wearing Sherlock Holmes, through a nicely-designed treasure hunt that drags the family through nature on something more thrilling than a mere family walk in the park.
Family adventures live long in the memory; take these tips and apply them to your lifestyle so that you’re having unforgettable and enjoyable times with your family week in, week out.