About ‘Get Out With The Kids’

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Welcome to Get Out With The Kids!



Are you a parent that likes getting out with your family?
Do you want to create #microadventures for your kids?
Perhaps you used to do those things but stopped when you had kids?


Welcome, you’ve come to the right place.


GOWTK is your resource for creating family outdoor adventures – from one parent to another.
On here you’ll find how-to guides, tips and advice, suggestions on places to visit (including campsites), as well as product reviews so that you don’t waste your hard earned cash.

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Camping ? Hiking ? Cycling ? Canoeing ? Water Fun ? Travel ? Adventure ? Activities ? Winter Fun

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About the people behind Get Out With The Kids

GOWTK is run by busy parents, juggling kids, jobs, schools, and all the normal stuff that goes with family life.

Shell and Gav founded GOWTK in 2011 after their frustration that there wasn’t any decent information out there for families to get out and enjoy outdoor activities with their kids.

Regular Writers

Mum to three kids and loves getting out and about with them. Co-founded Get Out With The Kids to help other parents enjoy getting out and about with their kids. You can often find Shell on Twitter @GetOutKids.
Gav Grayston
Father to 3 kids, who loves getting out and about (hiking, running, camping, cycling, canoeing...) ....but unfortunately spends too much time behind a computer keyboard than he would like! Co-founded Get Out With The Kids to help other parents enjoy the outdoors with their family.

Other Contributors

Here’s a selection of other people that have written for Get Out With The Kids. (Thanks!)

Jen Benson

Jen Benson

Adventurer, Mum, and Author at A Wild Year
Andy Grigg

Andy Grigg

Author & Teacher
Currently living and teaching Geography in Devon, Andy Grigg first visited the Lake District over twenty five ago. His first visit marked the beginning of a lifelong romance. Passions apart from the Lakes include; walking, reading, music and his family. He has been married to Tania for nearly twenty years, and they have two teenage sons – William and Tom.
Charles R Scott

Charles R Scott

Author and Family Adventurer at Family Adventure Guy
National Geographic-featured adventurer and United Nations “Climate Hero” Charles Scott left a 14-year career at Intel Corporation to become a writer and family adventurer. Author of the book, Rising Son: A Father and Son’s Bike Adventure across Japan, he takes his kids on endurance challenges linked to charitable causes and writes about the experiences. His family adventures have been covered by media around the world, and his essays have been published by National Geographic’s Intelligent Travel, CNBC, The Huffington Post, MSN, and more. He blogs at http://familyadventureguy.blogspot.com and is currently running a Kickstarter campaign: http://kck.st/14EqSIn. Rewards include a one-on-one consultation to help you plan your own adventure.
Karl Wait
Karl Wait lives in Wooler, Northumberland, England and is a Mountain Marathon/ Ultra runner as well as a scout leader and is training to become a qualified Mountain Leader. He is also a father Evie 16 and Daisy 7 and is married to Cindy. His daughter has a blog at http://daisywaitsblog.blogspot.com
Libby Chivers

Libby Chivers

Co-Founder & Director Board Games Surfing Ltd. at Board Games Surfing
Libby is a unique lady who may have been a mermaid in a previous life! She has a love of everything outside and a passion for adventuring in the sea! If you can’t find her outside she might be baking cakes or trying to work a computer!?With 12 years working in the outdoor pursuits industry, leading groups of children & adults on various multi adventure activities including; surfing, climbing, sailing, coasteering, high-ropes courses, kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddle boarding, mountain biking, team building and foraging she has a few bits of knowledge ;)
Shane Swannick

Shane Swannick

Mountain Leader and Outdoorsman
Shane is a married Dad of two and proud native of the Shropshire Hills. He has spent several years living in the Lake District and served all over the world in the British Army, where he was a Mountain Expedition Leader. A keen outdoorsman and hillwalker/mountaineer, these days he works in education and is a Gold Duke of Edinburgh Assessor. Proud of the hills he grew up in, he can usually be found with his camera in hand, trying to convince his kids (sometimes successfully) that being outdoors is more fun than the TV!
Stephen Ashworth
Steve is a Climber, Runner, Photographer and film maker based in Ambleside. Rowan and Tom (6 and 4) keep him busy dreaming up exciting adventures, how far can a 4 year run over the fells ? how long will a 6 year old be able to swim in the lake when it’s below 10 degrees? will my wife allow us to do an open sea crossing in the canoe? How long will it take us to run to Grandma’s House. Only one way to find out..
Trish MacCurrach
You can catch up with Trish and find more about Kotlich Cooking, as well as some great campfire recipes, over at The Outdoor Kitchen

Some of the gang behind Get Out With The Kids