Tips for an eventful vacation season in the forest and nature.
Many families spend the summer vacations largely at home. This is no reason for boredom! You can also experience a lot of adventure at home. In this article you will find many suggestions for a beautiful and varied time in the forest and in nature, which do not cost much and can bring fun to all family members..
The forest is a valuable habitat. It offers a variety of employment opportunities for young and old. Children in particular love to explore and discover new things. For this purpose, sporting and creative activities can be combined with relaxed recreational breaks in the forest. There is something for everyone. Try it out!
On hot days, actions in and around the water are an absolute hit. It is important to pay attention to head and adequate sun protection. Here are some ideas for the water:
Children love animals and are often very enthusiastic about learning more about them. Therefore, observing and exploring the animal inhabitants of the forest or a trip to a nearby zoo is worthwhile.
As a suitable preparation for trips to the forest or zoo, you can find a lot of interesting information about wildlife on the website of the German Wildlife Foundation. Often, the Naturschutzbund, for example, also offers excursions for families and children on site.
Hiking in a different way: During the vacations it can be quietly later, all children like that. How about an evening or night hike? Pack the evening meal and eat in the forest or in the park. Then head out with a flashlight to observe stars and identify constellations. What does the forest sound like at night? Which animals can be heard?
Sleep outdoors: Whether in the garden, on the balcony or at the lake - grab sleeping bags, flashlight and a sleeping pad and spend a balmy summer night outdoors together with your children.
For families who like it a little more sporty, a bike tour is ideal. There are endless possibilities for tours with a wide range of difficulty levels for all ages. With the help of Google Maps, you can easily have suitable routes suggested. Or you can get inspired on the Internet portal of NRW-Tourismus.
Under the keyword "Family-friendly cycling with children" you will find route suggestions. Be sure to choose a suitable length and age-appropriate elevation changes. You should also plan for sufficient breaks. How about a leisurely picnic along the way?
...only inappropriate clothing. For children, this "island wisdom" from the north is usually true. And so it can go even in precipitation with waterproof clothing out into nature. Here are some ideas for rain actions: