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With an abundance of attractions and areas to walk, cycle, picnic and eat, Dartmoor has something for everyone and every type of family. Here’s our list of must-do family activities.
If you’re looking for a family fun day out in the Dartmoor National Park, then why not try out one of the most unique activities the area has to offer – letterboxing. Similar to orienteering, it’s something which you can do either on your own or with your family. It’s also a great way to explore and discover more about the local area. Here’s everything you need to know about letterboxing…
Cooking over a fire, to my mind, is one of the best parts of camping. The simple act of watching the embers glow while waiting for your food to cook is one of most mesmerising activities I know. Not surprisingly the campfire is always the heart of a camp, drawing everyone in whether young or old. With the right equipment you can cook just about anything over a campfire, but some of the best recipes are the simplest, as is the case with bread on a stick.
It can be hard work getting some children to appreciate the outdoors. The lures of television, tablets, games consoles and computers make many kids reluctant to get outside, while parents need to find safe locations and organise activities that encourage kids to try new things.
It’s easy to make the outdoors fun at the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. It is a vast open space full of plants, wildlife, forests, lochs, rivers and hills and mountains. The area covers parts of Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, Argyll and Bute and Perth and Kinross.
It can be a real struggle to get kids outside, mainly because often a child’s image of the outdoors is walking in the rain with aching feet and cold hands - but that can be changed. Here are some top tips on how to get kids planning and leading their own adventures to make family walks more fun.
Get the kids involved with some fun science experiments outside and keep them busy with our simple navigation activities.
Combining the best bits of games and geocaching, Pokémon Go is taking the world outside
Spend some time on the water and create your own raft.
This beginner's guide to fossil hunting takes a look at the best places to find fossils in the UK and explains how and when to find them. Get some advice from a professional and find out what you need to start searching for fossils near you.
Combining exploring with treasure hunting, geocaching is a great way for families to #GetOutside.