Parents, what makes it harder to enjoy awesome, winter family, mini-adventures outdoors?
Some common themes cropped up in answer to this question... one of the biggest was time, in relation to homework, school, dark nights and getting to adventures. Another was money – spending on gear and kit, activities, transport and accommodation.
Safety, confidence and skills loomed large too – not being sure enough of our own experience to keep youngsters safe, perhaps being a lone parent, or being worried about controlling little ones. Tech was another biggy, (those mobile phones!) as were wet weather, dark nights and the plaintive cry “I want to go home!”
Winter Family Adventure podcast
But the good news is our podcast GetOutside - the Winter Family Adventure edition tackles all these issues. In it Jen and Sim Benson, and seven year-old daughter Eva detail tips and tricks that can really, really help. They outline ways to enjoy time-savvy, low-cost, close-to-home family winter adventures that harness creativity, imagination, dark nights and great tech.
They also reassure parents that in even being concerned about spending enough time outside as a family, you’re already doing great things. And it may be that a few simple changes mean you can do even more. To find out how listen now or download the podcast below.