Tag: Walking with kids

Four huts in the Kaimai Ranges doable with the kids 👩🏻‍🤝‍👨🏼

We are so lucky here in NZ, to have all these awesome walks and huts on our back doorsteps. I love getting the kids outdoors and while it can be challenging at times (kids dragging their feet 😩) it is always well worth it… Continue Reading “Four huts in the Kaimai Ranges doable with the kids 👩🏻‍🤝‍👨🏼”

School Holiday ideas!

Hi all, did you know we have a website full of awesome walks in the Bay of Plenty region and beyond, just waiting for you to take a look at http://www.forestfamilynz.com! Check it out for awesome inspiration over the school holidays. We detail the… Continue Reading “School Holiday ideas!”

How to fail at short walks with kids!

  🤦‍♀️Failure to remember our child’s raincoat, so we fashioned one out of a rubbish bag!😂 🤦‍♀️Failure to circumnavigate Lake Rotopounamu track an easy grade, 5 km track around the lake. The kids were not having it this day! Another time!?? 🤦‍♀️My failure to let… Continue Reading “How to fail at short walks 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 💪 (both physically and mentally). I’ve always believed that bush… Continue Reading “How hiking builds resilience in kids”

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 🙌 🌿 🥾🌳 Waterworks Walk – Hakarimata Scenic Reserve, Ngaruawahia – take in a bit of history… Continue Reading “5 Waikato kid-friendly adventures”

Top 5 tips for bush 🌳 walking with kids aged 5+ 😜

How to get the little darlings moving and enjoying the great outdoors??? Our Top 5 tips: Intrigue: 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… Continue Reading “Top 5 tips for bush 🌳 walking with kids aged 5+ 😜”

Top 5 Tips for bush 🌳walking with under 5’s

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

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… Continue Reading “Lindemann Loop Track, Katikati”

Attempting to summit Mt Karioi, Raglan🌊☀ 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 hardcore👊💪🤣) Mt Karioi – a 2.4 million year old extinct volcano🗻. In all the times I’ve been to Raglan I’d never considered attempting… Continue Reading “Attempting to summit Mt Karioi, Raglan🌊☀ with my 7 year old”

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,… Continue Reading “Walking at kids pace”

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