These days, parent and kids both need to break away from technology to seek fresh air and wide open green space, and it may be easier than you think to find such fun filled adventures.
Helping kids have active fun can be as easy as planning a family hike on a nearby trail. If you are not sure where to find trails, visit www.nps.gov to find a national park near you. They are located all across the United States, and may just be a short drive from your home. You will find that some trails are for walking, hiking uphill or even bike riding. Visit the web site to see what’s happening in your neck of the woods. Consider the ages of your children, and then plan your adventure accordingly. The best part about embarking on a nature trail is the beautiful scenery and fresh air artfully disguising that this is truly a calorie burning session.
This summer plan to stay fit and active while spending quality time with the whole family by preparing a few outdoor family adventures in your very own state. These trips don’t typically cost a lot of money and are hassle-free and fun!
4 Tips for Safe & Fun Adventures with Kids:
- BACK PACK
Depending on the size of your family, you will need one or two back packs to carry a few hiking essentials. You don’t need fancy gear, a durable old school bag will do the trick.
- HEALTHY SNACKS AND WATER
Pack healthy snacks and enough water for everyone trekking along with you. Some snacks could include trail mix, breakfast bars, bananas, and fresh sliced and dried fruit.
- APPROPRIATE FOOTWEAR AND CLOTHING
Depending on the particular trail you choose, you will need the right footwear and clothing. You should consider the terrain and weather when choosing your apparel. Will there be an uphill climb or water and mud? Will the weather be cool or hot? Once you know the climate and trek, you can choose the appropriate foot wear and clothing to make your adventure a comfortable experience for everyone, especially the kids.
- FIRST AID KIT
It is always wise to have a first aid kit on any outdoor adventure. Your kit should include a few essentials like assorted band aids, insect repellant, aloe vera gel, gauze, scissors, tweezers, and athletic tape. For a more complete kit, check out www.adventuremedicalkits.com.