Beehive’s Guide to Keeping Your Little Adventurers Entertained on Family Walks

Mar 15, 2024Activities

Trying to keep young children entertained during family walks can often feel like an uphill battle. Tiny legs can get tired quickly, and for parents, the scenery (however stunning) can start to lose its charm when your children are constantly asking “when are we turning around” or “are we there yet.” But not to worry! In this blog, we share with you some of the best ways to keep your little adventurers occupied.

I Spy

Remember playing I Spy in the car as a child? Well, it’s not just for car rides anymore! Whilst out in the throes of nature, why not take advantage of your surroundings, focusing on the colours, shapes and textures all around you and adapt the game to suit your activity. For the older kids, you could even add a time limit or points system to encourage some friendly competition! This classic game never fails to entertain, however old you are, and is a fantastic way to get the whole family involved in playing and interacting with each other.


Explorer Kids Travelling and Hiking

A-Z Game

The A-Z game is a great way of exploring the outdoors with little adventurers. You can keep them interested for hours whilst spending some quality time together. You play this game by packing a notepad and pen and using them to jot down an A-Z list of what you find during your walk; For example, A – Acorn, B – Bark etc. With this interactive game, you can also take it one step further and collect each item from A-Z and create your own museum at home!


Geocaching and geocache container in forest


Geocaching is a great way to keep your little ones engaged whilst out on family walks. What is Geocaching you may ask? Geocaching is a community-focused high-tech treasure hunt designed for everyone, no matter your age! In this game, you use a smartphone app or GPS device to navigate hidden containers called “geocaches.” In these containers are logbooks that you sign, and sometimes small trinkets that you can trade. These containers can be found all over the world and are a great way of exploring the area most local to you. They can be found in all different shapes and sizes, in trees, attached to lamp posts, or even letterboxes; and with thousands to be found your little adventures can continue this activity for years to come.


Old book, papers

Flower Pressing

Pack a flower press, or make your own with some wood, cardboard and parchment paper, and turn your walk into a floral adventure. Pressing these beautiful blooms will create lasting keepsakes for your children and will help to teach them about different flower varieties and colours – they also make a great scrapbook decoration! By preserving the natural colour and beauty of the flower, you will be able to recall the experience for years to come and look back fondly on the memories made. It’s a great activity that the whole family can get involved in!


Childrens leaf rubbing with crayons and decorated with fall leaves

Leaf Rubbings

Unleash your little artist’s inner explorer and grab the paper and crayons for a leaf-rubbing adventure. Imagine their wonder as they discover secret patterns on leaves, tree trunks, and even pavements. With a gentle rub of the crayon, each art piece will appear, capturing nature’s hidden details. It’s a fun, creative way to connect with the outdoors and create unique artwork that will hold their interest and allow their inner artist to escape. So, pack your supplies and get ready for a great outdoor adventure! Remember, family walks don’t have to be boring treks. With a little creative thinking and planning, you can transform them into exciting adventures that will leave your little ones buzzing with joy. Let your children lead the way, embrace the unexpected, and most importantly explore together.

However, if the weather puts a stop to your outdoor adventures and you need something to pass the time, take a look at our website for a range of toys to entertain your little ones at home.