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How to Make Fun Hiking Summer Trips with Kids

Travelers Today       By    Staff Reporter

Updated: Apr 17, 2020 08:19 PM EDT

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How to Make Fun Hiking Summer Trips with Kids

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There is a simple joy in going outside for a walk. It's a time to take in nature, and appreciate the world we live in. However, the thought of taking your kids might stress you out. Will they enjoy it? Will they misbehave or complain the whole time? A family walk should be fun for everyone. By following a few simple steps, you'll find yourself wanting to go on hikes with your kids all the time.

Destination

You need to make sure to pick a good place for your walk. You want to pick a route that's suitable for all ages. Try to find a track that's relatively flat and not too difficult for children. There are plenty of family-friendly walking destinations in the UK. Planning a day trip is a great opportunity for you all to discover different parts of the country, so get exploring. Trains to Welwyn Garden City offer a great family day out.

Play Games

Although you may take simple pleasure in admiring the scenery around you, chances are your kids are going to need more entertainment. There are plenty of games you can play on the walk. From the timeless eye-spy to making up challenges as you go. Such as: who can find the smallest leaf or spot a particularly coloured flower. You want to get them exploring and enjoying their surroundings. Make sure they're considerate and leave no trace.

Patience

Just like any day in the life of being a parent, you'll need to have plenty of patience when you go on a walk with your kids. They're going to get tired and want to take a lot of breaks. Not to mention they might get bored and throw the dreaded 'I want to go home now' tantrum right in the middle of the route. Let them rest when they need to. Deep breaths, and remain calm.

Be Prepared

It can help you to remain calm if you've got everything you need on your walk. Think ahead for your packing list. Britain's weather can be temperamental so sunscreen, layers, and waterproofs could be a good idea. Plus drinks and snacks for the kids. Looking for some healthy snack tips? Look no further than right here.

Hiking with your kids can be a great experience for the family, it gets you all off screens and enjoying nature. Do you have any tips for taking the little ones on a big walk?

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