The boys and I seem to have a conflict of interest these days. I want to go out for a walk but they want to stay in playing on their iPods. Now of course they get plenty of exercise at school, but I really need these walks. So I thought a great way to get them interested in a walk would be to go on an Easter Egg Hunt.
I found that all our local National Trust venues were organising Easter Egg Hunts, so we decided that we would go to one on Easter Sunday. Unfortunately the weather was not very favourable, so we kitted up in wellies and coats.
The format was to find the Easter eggs, decipher the clues and also keep an eye out for fairy doors en-route before getting your chocolate treat at the end.
Once outside, son1 decided that he did like a good mud squelch walk and has said he is willing to go mud squelching again in a couple of weeks. Result! However son2 remained glum throughout, even though he was the best at spotting fairy doors. He found 2 but I’m not sure how many we missed. He declared it the worst day of the holidays apart from the chocolate.
So please help me with some more ideas for fun kid-friendly walks?