Make it a late one; take a star walk
Pick a clear night, let the younger ones have a decent nap (to facilitate a meeting if you’re lucky!) and head out once it’s dark. I’d pack a torch and be prepared to make a hot drink once home.
Round the block circuit
We’ve mentioned how much we love mini-runs in our house. If you’ve got a competitive child, they’re likely to be missing that element of their peer-to-peer contact. You could introduce a stop watch to their round-the-block circuit and encourage them to beat their personal best.
Bambini Travel created a great scavenger hunt for her children to get to know the neighbourhood every time they moved house. I’ve made this version more UK friendly and suitable for local neighbourhood areas.
If this doesn’t represent your local area very well, there’s a few more ideas available on our Pinterest board “One walk a day - #makeitcount”, or you could create your own alongside your children.
Probably best to save this one for a day when everything is moving a bit slower. Running with a camera certainly makes me nervous, but my children just love taking photos of anything and everything.
This list has pictures of things to spot, and boxes to tick. Great for children who aren’t yet confident readers.
If your children love fancy dress, get them all suited and booted for the walk. This one might put a smile on neighbours faces too. Is it raining? Awesome. Puddles add a bit of new to the neighbourhood.
However you take your family walk each day, let’s make it a little different for our children. Remember to stay safe, keep your distance and #makeitcount.