This week's theme was "Explore Nature". We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world here in Abergavenny where our kids have mountains and castles and meadows to explore and yet statistics still say that our children spend more time inside than ever before. This week I recommended outdoor places to visit and shared ideas that will hopefully inspire our children to get outside and really find the joy in nature.
Thanks to Dais Like These - Family Travel Blog for these fantastic recommendations for adventures around the Gower Peninsula which is the perfect day trip or weekend getaway from Abergavenny!
So far my toddler has been fine with wellies or trainers on our adventures, but he's definitely ready for his first pair of hiking boots. I had no idea where to start looking and found this article really helpful. I hope you do too!
Today I'm sharing fun outdoor adventures around Abergavenny. Hopefully you'll discover some new places to explore. 🌿
"A child’s neurological system is naturally designed to seek out the sensory input it needs in order to develop into a strong and capable individual. For instance, if a child starts jumping off small rocks, that is because their brain is ready for this type of activity. If a child is spinning in circles just for fun, it is because he or she needs that sensory input. If they climb a tree effortlessly, it means they are capable of doing so."
Wild Tots run throughout the seasons, so that you and your child can be inspired and in tune with an ever changing classroom. Wild Tots freeplay camps will ignite a child’s natural curiosity about the world outdoors and allows them to explore and create with freedom.
The Brecon Beacons has some great nature reserves and woodlands which at this time of year produce a fantastic array of bluebells and other wild flowers. Here’s our top bluebell walks for you to enjoy, with your family, loved one, even your dog!
Hiking games that motivate kids and keep them happy and moving are great tools to be able to call on when you’re outdoors. Let’s face it, we’ve all been there: ‘No. I’m not moving’. There’s just no getting away from the fact that kids are difficult sometimes. It literally happened to me in the supermarket last night.
If you like exploring, you'll love geocaching, the global treasure hunt for the whole family. To take things up a level, you could join an orienteering adventure or improve your navigation and wilderness skills on a bushcraft and survival course
Have you seen this beautiful video of Abergavenny? How can we not be inspired to explore nature when we live in such a beautiful place? Like and share if you agree! 🌿