The October half-term break is almost upon us and with it comes the age-old question: how best to keep the kids occupied?
Heading into the great outdoors may hold the solution, allowing youngsters to experience the changing season and enjoy nature while having fun with a range of adventure pursuits. Of course, if it rains, heading indoors to continue the fun is preferable.
Here’s our rundown of some top adventure activities to keep the kids entertained during a week or two away from school, come rain or shine.
Enduringly popular thanks to relatively recent developments such as the clip and climb style, climbing can be a fun activity for all the family. Scaling hills and mountains can burn off some energy, build coordination and provide amazing views over the landscape. If it’s wet outside, there are plenty of indoor climbing opportunities, too.
Canoeing and kayaking
Water sports like canoeing and kayaking can be fun even for children with no previous experience, enabling youngsters to explore new environments and spot wildlife they may otherwise rarely see. In the colder months, many canoeing and kayaking activities transfer from outdoors to an indoor swimming pool for a warmer but equally as fun experience.
Nothing makes history as interesting as getting hands on and experiencing life as our ancestors would have. Bush craft involves elements of survival skills – finding food, water and shelter and making fires are the focus of surviving out in the bush. Learning these skills can help boost self-confidence and encourage confidence.