3 reasons for an outdoor summer family holiday

A family out enjoying one of New Zealand's fabulous coastal walks | Fraser Clements
A family out enjoying one of New Zealand's fabulous coastal walks | Fraser Clements
For many of us, some of our fondest recollections of our childhood come from the memories we formed when on a family holiday.  The sheer excitement of knowing we would be travelling and leaving our home for somewhere more ‘exotic’, always had its appeal.  
 
Discovering new lands, meeting new people and exploring something new was always a fun thing to do. But equally fun was arguing with your siblings, asking ‘are we there yet’ and playing games together along the way.
 
Sometimes the thought is that taking the kids away can be too hard, but the benefits far outweigh the planning process.  This summer, why not escape the typical family holiday and have a family adventure walk instead? A family escape is the perfect way to excite, educate and entertain all the family. Explore some of the most stunning, rugged and remote areas of New Zealand on a multi-day walking adventure, spending evenings sharing stories and making memories.
 
Check out some of the benefits of embarking on a family adventure.
 

The family that plays together, stay together

Most families have busy schedules, full of work, school, extra-curricular activities, friends parties, the list goes on... So how can you spend time as a family and really get to know each other during the holidays? Simple! Make use of your holidays and have a family adventure instead! Travelling together allows you to spend time as a family, reconnect and get to know each other – without the daily distractions and whilst exploring some of the most stunning landscapes that New Zealand has to offer.
 
Enjoying some family adventures in Nelson Tasman.

 

An education like no other

School may teach your children about maths, science and English, but when it comes to gaining a real-world appreciation of nature and the environment, some things are better experienced than taught. Walking gives your children the opportunity to learn first hand about things they may have learnt in school, creating an interactive learning experience that will teach children about geography, climate, the environment, history and so much more. The cherry on the top? Learning through experience is way more fun for them than learning it through homework.
 

An adventure is just around the corner…..literally.

One of the best things about a family adventure is that you don’t even need to leave the country to have one! New Zealand’s safe, remote and rugged wilderness is perfectly explorable, and teaching your children from a young range how diverse, stunning and beautiful their own back yard will give them a newfound appreciation for their home land and champion for its conservation in later years!
 
Give your kids the gift of travel and take them out to explore a great walk in New Zealand.
 
Kids enjoying playing along the shoreline at Lake Pukaki |  <i>Chanelle O'Sullivan</i>
 

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