The summer holidays are here, and for many people, keeping the kids entertained over the long six week break can be a challenge! Although many kids like to spend time gaming, or watching television, with childhood obesity and mental health problems on the rise, getting them out and about in the great outdoors is something that can benefit their health, both now and in the future.
Here are some of the ways to get children to enjoy spending time outdoors…
Outdoor Swimming – Whether you head to a local lido or take part in the growing trend of wild swimming, of course making sure that your child is safe, swimming in the outdoors is a great way to get active and healthy. There are many places where you can go to swim outdoors but do make sure that your child is supervised at all times.
Playing in the Garden – The garden is a safe place for kids to play, and whether hunting for minibeasts, planting their own seeds and watching them grow, setting up a paddling pool, or even getting a play area from somewhere like this playgrounds Gloucester based company greenfieldsltd.co.uk/services/playgrounds-and-parks/ there are many exciting things that your kids can do in the garden.
Going Camping – Most kids love camping and it is an opportunity to get away from all the trappings of modern life and get closer to nature. Have a look for some campsites and pack up for a few nights sleeping under the stars!