Last year we embarked on a journey into being outdoors.
Not just for the hour at the park each week or a walk to the shops as a family we decided that being in the fresh air not only was good for our bodies but also our minds too.
Ollie works shifts and so doesn’t always have weekends off so when he does it was imperative for us to make the most of them by getting outdoors.
By the middle of the summer we had taken things to a whole new level by deciding to camp as a family.
I had previously camped but we had not camped as a family so I was excited to share this relaxing pastime with my husband and kids. And for a first attempt we all loved it and vowed to do more of it this year.
Being in the fresh air for us it’s something we crave. I work online and constant am attached to some electronically device or other and the kids really are the kids of kids that need to be outdoors and active for a minimum of an hour each day come rain or shine so being able to spend time as a family outdoors is our thing.
This year we have decided to already start planning our family tips and adventures. The first trip we need to get booked in is our 2 week family holiday in August and this year we are relying on the UK weather to have our backs as we head to North Wales camping!
Personally this trip is the one I am most looking forward to so far. It’s the one that will calm my head from all its chaotic lists, thoughts and noise. It will be the trip that tops up my mental reserves ready for the busyness of the school holidays.
Winfields have launched a ‘Walk & Talk’ campaign to show how getting outdoors is a great for wellbeing. Whether it’s a fun family trip, walking to work or a more adventurous hike, venturing out is an amazing way to get rid of stress and declutter your mind and this is why we are supporting their campaign. Being outside and away from screens is therapeutic for us and it’s been a well proven fact that being outdoors is good for your mental health and well-being and so we have several more trips away in the early planning stages but in the Peak District, Blackpool and Whitby to name just a few.
I can’t wait to share with your adventures as we undertake them this year.
Do you find outdoor family time therapeutic?