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5 Outdoor Activities That You and Your Children Can Enjoy

5 Outdoor Activities That You and Your Children Can Enjoy

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Summer is fast approaching and before we know it the school holidays will be underway. After living life in the midst of a global pandemic, it is without doubt that a lot of children around the world have been stuck indoors and as a result have spent too much time on tablets and PC’s.

Outdoor activities can be a great way to encourage your children to get out and explore the great outdoors. They also help to promote exercise. Here are five outdoor activities that you can enjoy together as a family.

Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger hunts are a fun way to interact with your children and it also helps encourage them to make their own discoveries. The beauty of a scavenger hunt is you can hold them in your garden, a local park or around the area you live in. There is some fantastic scavenger hunt inspiration at the click of a button and you can tailor them to your children’s interests to make it even more exciting.

Local Parks

The summer holidays can often make you feel pressured to spend money on activities to keep your children entertained. However, there are so many local parks that you can take your children to, and the facilities are often totally free. It can be a cost-effective day out for you and your family, and you can even take your own picnic and set up camp for the day in your chosen spot. The great thing about local parks is you can take your own activities with you like a football or a scooter.

Bike Rides

Cycling is a popular way to improve fitness levels but is also a great opportunity for you to spend some quality family time together. It can teach your children valuable lessons on sustainability and allow you to teach them how cycling can help reduce their carbon footprint. There are different variations of cycling like BMX which can offer your children the opportunity to partake in a challenging sport. BMX tracks are often free facilities, and you may be able to find one in your local area. You can find some of the best bmx bikes online that will keep you and your children entertained for hours.

Look For Wildlife

Searching for insects and animals in your garden or at a local nature reserve can be a hugely rewarding activity. It can help open your children’s eyes to nature and get them excited about local wildlife. Not only will this activity keep you all active, but it will also allow you to teach your children the lesson of respecting wildlife and why they should do so.

Build A Fort

Encouraging your children to build an outdoor fort can help spark their imagination and allow them to get creative. Building a fort will be beneficial for your children’s social and cognitive skills as it encourages them to plan and work together as a team to build the fort. Check out these examples of some fantastic DIY outdoor forts.

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