Hiking with kids should be a fun experience for all involved. We’re all about getting kids outdoors, and hiking is a fun way for everyone to explore nature. We’ve come up with a few hiking hacks to make your outdoor adventure with the small fries a top notch experience for all involved.
Get the Kids Excited to Hike
Kids aren’t so different to adults. If you can hype up the special hiking expedition, they will be more likely to approach the trip with enthusiasm. Here are a few ways we have found to help this process.
- When planning the hike, involve your kids. Ask them to help you choose the destination and hiking trail you will all embark on. Discuss options with them and the pros and cons of each. You could look at photos of the hike online and/or pull out a map to study together. If they feel like the hike is their choice, they may be more invested in the day.
- Plan the hike with other outdoor family friends that also have kids. You’ll all be in it together, and the kids will look forward to hanging out with their buddies.
- Get the kids involved with packing their kit – from snacks, accessories and what to wear.