When we look back on our memories of childhood, quite often it is the time we spent outdoors that we remember most vividly and fondly. The time we climbed a tree, playing football with our friends, camping with mum and dad, building dams in streams, playing rounders and conquers, clambering around on rocks...These all add up to a lot and often help to form a real love of the great outdoors and adventures.
A family adventure holiday will be right up there on the memory bank list of great things your kids did as a child and will also be looked back on as some of your best family moments.
We've listed our top 6 reasons why you should go on a family adventure holiday this summer:
Quality Time Together
Families go on a holiday to enjoy quality time together and a family adventure holiday really delivers on this because the whole holiday is centred around having lots of fun together, doing new things and bonding as a family through many shared experiences. This type of holiday goes a step further than the standard beach holiday because it joins you together through the adrenaline-filled activities you participate in together. An activity holiday is the ideal way to escape the distractions of mobile phones and computers and be in the moment together. On an adventure holiday. it is all about the activity, the fun, the seeing Dad go down the zipwire and Mum getting in a canoe for the first time. It is about laughter, excitement, breathing in the fresh air that the great outdoors provides. There's no better way to relax and enjoy family time than on an outdoor adventure.
2. Improves your Mental Well-Being
Your mental wellbeing greatly improves when you exercise and spend time outdoors and on an adventure holiday you'll be spending lots of time doing activities in the great outdoors. After the last 12 months, our mental well-being has never more important and this is particularly true of young people who have spent many months indoors, in front of screens, away from their friends. A family holiday that gets you outdoors, active, away from screens and in a sociable environment has never been more important and a family adventure holiday is the perfect remedy to lockdown. It should definitely be on your `to do` list for summer 2021.
3. Boosts Self-Esteem
Your self-esteem increases exponentially when you spend time with friends doing different outdoor activities. This effect is particularly strong when you spend time near water, green areas, and within sounds of nature such as waterfalls.
Outdoor activities such as Climbing, Zip-wire, Archery and even caving activities are all great things to do as they give you a renewed sense of accomplishment, which is a major confidence boost.
4. Physical Benefits
It doesn’t matter what type of outdoor activity you do, it’ll entail some form of physical movement. Whether it’s walking up a hill, going on the zip-wire, canoeing in the lake, every activity will encourage physical exercise, which is good to improve one’s physical health and mental well-being. Not only will a family adventure holiday help you to up your physical game but also catch some vitamin D from the sunlight. At the end of the day on a family adventure, you'll be tired in a good way...that well earned, I deserve a sit down and a glass of wine kind of warm, refreshed tired where you feel relaxed, happy and tired for all the right reasons (as opposed to sick & tired...!) If you've ever been skiing, you'll know exactly what we mean!
5. Social Skills
You might not think about this but the outdoors is a great place to develop your social skills as well as improve the way you communicate and interact as a family. Becoming involved in a variety of outdoor activities will allow you to meet new people and interact with them, which post-lockdown will be ever more important, especially for children who have missed out so much on socialisation. You should do stress-relieving activities with your family to break away from your busy life and this will help to improve the way you interact together and communicate . You’ll be allowed to bond with them and develop a strong sense of family spirit.
A family adventure holiday is actually very relaxing! We’re living in a fast-paced world and it can wear everyone down. Exploring the outdoors and enjoying outdoor activities on the other hand, will allow you to free your mind from the stresses and demands of your busy life. The best way to relax and de-stress is to be active in the great outdoors and by doing this altogether as a family, you're creating the best setting for your quality time together as a family. Everyone is entertained, active and having fun, just what you want on your precious holiday.
A family adventure holiday really is the best choice for active families seeking quality time together and will leave a lasting impression...
Make memories this summer.
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