Easter is just around the corner, which means many children around the country are looking forward to a two-week break from school. But that also means parents need to find plenty of things to do to keep their youngsters busy.
Here are some great suggestions on how you can get them into adventure activities during the holiday.
- Become Tarzan or Jane for a day
Since treetop adventures were launched a few years ago, they have captured children’s interests all over the country. Kids love climbing up high into the trees, zip-lining through the forests, and mastering rope challenges.
There are many benefits to this type of day out. Not only is it great to get your children outdoors in the fresh air, but they learn how to tackle problems, take risks, build their self confidence, address their fear of heights, and enjoy an adrenaline rush. They also build on their teamwork and communication skills, so it’s ideal for teenagers who typically like to keep to themselves!
- Woodland skills
Many parents will remember their days as a Scout and going on survival expeditions in the woods. This was an activity many children loved, and still love, as it enables them to get back to nature and put their creative skills to the test, as well as call upon their survival instinct.
However, you don’t have to be a Scout to enjoy an adventure day like this, and there are many woodland camps that enable your youngster to experience the same challenges. They are not only sure to love their shelter-building, fire-making, whistle-blowing fun, but it’s a great opportunity for them to hang out with other kids during the break.
- Adventure taster sessions
Of course, if you don’t know what your child may be into, why not pop along to an open day where they can enjoy taster sessions in several events?
Astbury Water Sports Centre is hosting a day of outdoor activities in Cheshire, allowing visitors to try bushcraft, climbing walls, canoeing, archery, orienteering and zorbing to name a few.
This will give you a great idea as to what your youngsters enjoy, so you can start booking activities they love for the summer holidays!