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Family Hiking and Getting Outside

Getting outside as a family is really important. Not only are there the obvious health benefits, but it’s also a chance to bond as a family as well as teach your children and broaden their horizons.

It doesn’t matter if it is a stroll down to the local park or you have sights on bagging summits, hiking and getting outside can be as gentle or strenuous as you want.

We’ve pulled together a number of tips for hiking with kids, from enthusing them to get outside, to choosing the right gear to avoid people getting cold, wet, and miserable.

Hiking with Kids

Tips on Hiking with Kids

Not sure where to start? Think your kids too young? Read this introduction guide to hiking with kids.

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18 Tips for a Woodland Walk

To help keep your family outside, have a read of these hiking tips, such as these 18 Tips for a Woodland Walk.

Exploring Nature when Hiking

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Outside for Health & Fitness

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Maps & Navigation

  • Map Symbol Bingo (free download)
    Map Symbol Bingo is a great way to teach your kids map symbols. Download our free game here. There are three levels of difficulty, so not just for kids!
  • Ordnance Survey getamap Review
    Need lots of OS maps cheaply? Want to mark routes on your maps? Want to give your kids a map but don't want it lost/wet/ruined? OS getamap is the solution.
  • How to Teach Your Kids Map Reading Skills
    Map skills are an essential outdoor skill. Here's a successful method for teaching your kids map reading skills.
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Hiking Gear Reviews

“There is no bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.” – Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Coats & Warm Clothing

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Walking Shoes & Hiking Boots

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Child Carriers

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  • How to keep your feet dry when hiking
    Ever wondered what those funny looking things are that some hikers wear around their ankles? In this post we look at what they are and how they keep your feet dry.

Latest Posts in Hiking & Getting Outdoors

Below are the most recent articles published on hiking and enjoying the outdoors.

How to make sure your kids get the most Vitamin D: Diet + Getting Outside

Vitamin D is essential for our kids' growth. Dr. Mitravinda Savanur tells us how with the balance of the right diet and getting outside.

Enjoy the countryside but take care of the animals as well as your family

In some ways, the countryside is similar to urban environments – we all have responsibilities as well as rights, writes John Traynor

A lot on your mind? Go for a walk, and talk

Get outside. Go for a walk. And Talk.

How to run yourself fit after having a baby

Just because you've had a baby doesn't mean you have to stop running and become unfit. Wendy gives us some top tips for running with your baby to help get ...

WARNING: This map may cause an uncontrollable urge to get outside!

Need some inspiration for places to get the family outside? Then check out new Great British Adventure Map.

7 Exercises you can do with your kids for easier hill walking

Ever wanted to get out for a walk without the "I'm Tired!" from the kids? This guest post from Jessica outlines 7 simple exercises you can do with your kids.

What clothes you’ll need for your own Discovery Adventures

Fancy doing your own family adventure - a mini version of what you might watch on the Discovery Channel? Now there's a range of Discovery Adventures clothes ...

Get your family to try the (local) 3 Peaks Challenge!

Doing the National 3 Peaks Challenge is out of reach for most families. However, have you thought of doing a local one? We tried the highest peaks in ...

7 Simple Tips to get Your Kids Outdoors and Active

Here are 7 top tips from Paul 'Father Fitness' on helping get your kids outside and active.

How to make clothes waterproof with the Fjällräven Greenland Wax

I try making my outdoor trousers wind and waterproof with the Fjällräven Greenland Wax and the results speak for themselves.

Can your family run 1000 miles this year?

Could your family run (or hike) 1000 miles in 2017? We're going to give it a try.

How to get help from nature to beat depression

One mum reduced depression and illness through hiking in nature with her kids. We look at the science and benefits of walking outdoors.

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