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Family Walks for Summer

A lot of parents dread the six-week Christmas Holidays – what to do with children!  Nowadays, children spend a lot of time on devices and miss out on the healthy benefits of being outdoors.

Why is the outdoors so important? Being outside gives your child the chance to explore the natural environment and have adventures. Your child can play games, test their physical limits, express themselves and build their self-confidence. Outdoor activities can teach them about the birds, plants and animals, a silent general knowledge lost on so many of the young ones. Vitamin D levels go up and the kids will be so much happier – healthy body, healthy mind. Adults joining in the fun will also be happier.

Here are 10 lovely, doable walks to enjoy with your children and grandchildren over summer.

And here are two family-friendly walks at Anglesea that have recently been reccied by Bushwalking Victoria volunteers:

  • The Discovery Walk – Explore heathland, forest and the estuary – Grade 2, 4.5km
  • The Perimeter Challenge – Walk beside the river, through coastal heathland and into the Great Otway NP – Grade 2, 9km

For more tips on bushwalking with children the Bushwalking Manual has some great advice HERE.