How to fill your family’s life with adventure

November 4, 2018


Shell and I have always loved getting outside and exploring new places, so when we had children, this is, of course, something we wanted to share with them.

Friends and family always asked where we go or how they could take their kids camping, and so eventually, Get Out With The Kids was born to help other families create their outdoor adventures.

What is an adventure anyway?

We all think of adventure as crossing deserts, glaciers, or cutting a trail through a jungle. And yes, we would like to do that.

However, adventures can be had much closer to home.

This is a big reason why we love camping so much, and finding those little remote campsites, where we can spend Saturday night around the campfire looking up at the stars.

Your kids don’t need a lot to have an adventure

It’s important to remember that for your children, especially young kids, life is one continual discovery of new things. You don’t need to do anything extraordinary for them to have an adventure.

But, even if you are a cynical adult who has seen it all before, you can find adventure if you look hard enough.

Adventurer Alastair Humphreys sums it up well with his concept of Microadventures.

What is a Microadventure?

“A short condensed burst of adventure”, Alastair Humphreys

Although Alastair does do the kinds of adventure we all dream about, he decided to walk a lap of the M25 motorway as his first Microadvenutre, and loved it.

As Alastair says, “You don’t need to go to the Yukon to have an adventure”.

“You don’t need to go to the Yukon to have an adventure” @Al_Humphreys

You don't need to go to the Yukon

‘Britain is a wild and beautiful country. You just have to seek it out.’, @Al_Humphreys

You can easily create your own microadventures at the weekend.

You don’t need to travel far.

Britain is a Wild and Beautiful Place

Watch his video and get inspired for creating your own family Microadventures.

You don’t need a lot of gear

MicroAdventure Kit List

You don’t need a lot of gear to start having microadventures.

Click here to see our kit list for one of our microadventures.

Need more adventure inspiration?

A family's double micro adventure

This family did a double microadventure one weekend. Read more >

Autumn MicroAdventure

A personal favourite this one. I took our little lad to spend a night on a Welsh hillside. It was awesome. Read more >

A winter's night picnic

You don’t always have to stay overnight to have a micro adventure. Here we stayed up on the hill in winter and warmed mince pies in the dark. Read more >

‘Life is now or never. Fill it with adventure.’, @Al_Humphreys

View a collection of Microadventures on Alastair’s website.

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Father to 3 kids, who loves getting out and about (hiking, running, camping, cycling, canoeing...) Co-founded Get Out With The Kids to help other parents enjoy the outdoors with their family.

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