Driven by a desire to explore the great outdoors with their children, authors, Becky Jones and Clare Lewis, dipped into their own childhoods to weave family friendly walks into enthralling adventures. With a hint of nostalgia, the adventures revive the simple pleasures of climbing trees, building shelters, scavenger hunts, tracking and trail-finding and identifying wild flowers. Whether it’s an urban or a countryside adventure it is guaranteed to be packed with diverting activities and tantalising facts designed to fire the imagination of every child. Unique to the market, these charmingly illustrated, pocket-sized maps and books are crammed with everything you need to know to plan and enjoy a magical day out with the family.

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  • Start the ‘adventure’ before you leave the house: ask the kids to mix up a bag of dried fruit, nuts, seeds and chocolate (Smarties and Chocolate Buttons are good) to keep them going along the way.
  • Assign one of the grown-ups to walk at the pace of the slowest child.
  • Take turns in being leader of the expedition, and play Follow the Leader as you go.
  • Make up stories: put your child in as the hero/heroine and take it in turns to add a sentence to the story.
  • Sings songs, send the kids on a scavenger hunt or go on a bear hunt!
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Clare and Becky
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Every child should be able to go out walking, whether it is a rural or urban walk, come rain or sunshine. It is a great way to bond as a family and get the kids away from the screens, but more often than not it needs parents and older family members ..