In today’s gadget-rich and time-pressured lifestyles, it is sometimes hard to make the effort to ensure our children have an upbringing that gets them outdoors and active. Similarly, parenting is increasingly becoming risk averse and challenge-free – we spend too much time making it ‘easy’ for our children. Children also spend too long indoors and in front screens (of one sort or another).
Children need ‘managed’ exposure to age-appropriate challenges and risks… in the outdoors.
Try to balance your children’s SCREEN time with GREEN time!
We seek to achieve this through family adventures and experiences designed, on the whole, to get us outside, adventuring and having fun… as a family. If we can do it, anyone can.
We hope that some of what we are sharing is of interest to like-minded parents.
Here are 100 family-friendly adventure ideas for parents with young children to try.
So, if you are looking for family adventure ideas, whatever the weather, then take a look at our 100 Adventure Ideas page.
Book us to speak about Family Adventuring
We have spoken at a range of adventure festivals, alongside well-known adventurers like Dave Cornthwaite and Alastair Humphreys.
Send us a message through our Contact page. We look forward to hearing from you!
16th February 2014 – The Telegraph Outdoor Show, London
15th – 18th May 2014 – The Keswick Mountain Festival, Keswick
18th – 25th May 2014 – The Wooler Outdoor, Wooler
B.R.A.V.E parenting is an approach we use to try and encourage, support and consolidate our children’s development is several key areas. Each letter of B.R.A.V.E is associated with a quality or competence we value as parents; we feel mastery of these competences will result in secure, robust and confident children, able to not just cope with life, but thrive in it.
These five competences of the B.R.A.V.E approach to parenting are:
B is for Bold
R is for Robust
A is for Adventurous
V is for Virtuous
E is for entraPLAYneurial’
Recent Adventures / 100 Adventure Ideas
Adventure is out there; you’ve just got to go and look for it! – Amy, aged 9