Tag: Walking with kids

How hiking builds resilience in kids

What does it mean to be resilient? Resilience is the capacity to adapt well in the face of adversity, trauma or stressful situations, it is basically the ability to “bounce back” from difficult experiences. Strength/Toughness ๐Ÿ’ชย (both physically and mentally). I’ve always believed that bush…

5 Waikato kid-friendly adventures

Need a nature fix? Below are 5 short bush adventures from around the Waikato that the kids and I have enjoyed over the years, maybe you have or will too ๐Ÿ™Œ ๐ŸŒฟ ๐Ÿฅพ๐ŸŒณ Waterworks Walk – Hakarimata Scenic Reserve, Ngaruawahia – take in a bit of history…

Top 5 tips for bush ๐ŸŒณ walking with kids aged 5+ ๐Ÿ˜œ

How to get the little darlings moving and enjoying the great outdoors??? Our Top 5 tips: Intrigue:ย Peak their interest! Maybe you are walking to see MASSIVE kauri trees, or a waterfall? Take your togs for a river swim! Or are you walking to a…

Top 5 Tips for bush ๐ŸŒณwalking with under 5’s

“My kids can’t even walk down the road without moaning” …. this is something we hear a lot! Guess whatย our’sย were like that too when we started out! ย Here are our top 5 tips for bush walking with under fives: Expectations: If you are just…

Lindemann Loop Track, Katikati

Last winter I took my two boys out to walk the Lindemann track, near Katikati with some friends and their children. Between us there were 6 kids, then aged between 4-7 yrs old. I wrote this story over a year ago, but had to…

Attempting to summit Mt Karioi, Raglan๐ŸŒŠโ˜€ with my 7 year old

Enjoy this adventure written by my friend Stacey about her and her’s son attempt to summit (I know that sounds so hardcore๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿคฃ) Mt Karioi – a 2.4 million year old extinct volcano๐Ÿ—ป. In all the times Iโ€™ve been to Raglan Iโ€™d never considered attempting…

Walking at kids pace

I find that kids have two paces, the slow, almost painful, one for when they are walking with just their family and the fast, fun run, one for when they are “walking” with their friends. Most of the time when I’m out bush walking,…

Bush Ambience …& Cracking Thunder ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Summer walk wish list – Whataroa Falls – Check โœ… It was meant to be a beautiful summers day, so a friend and I organised to take the kids on the bush walk to Whataroa falls, located just 40 minutes out of Tauranga. The…

River swimming at Aongatete, Bay of Plenty

Here’s how we spent the last day of 2018. Just a short 35 minute bush walk and you can be swimming in this pristine river and doing bombs off the rocks! A great adventure for the whole family. Click hereย for the forest family nutshell…

Exploring a new track ๐Ÿž – let go of your expectations ๐Ÿง˜

So I had a great ideaย to check out a track close by home (<30minute drive) that I hadn’t been on yet. I don’t know about you but sometimes this can make me nervous especially with the kiddies ๐Ÿ‘งย ๐Ÿ‘ฆย along – all those “what if’s” that…

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