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Walks with kids

Finish breakfast, grab your rucksack and set off!

There are lots of farm holidays where the start of your walk is on the doorstep.

No more long car journeys, no more time wasted finding the way. Doesn’t that sound enticing for children?

Tips for walks with children:

  • Make sure you have good boots. They should be sturdy, ankle-high and have a non-slip sole with grip. Before your first mountain walk you should break in your boots at home.
  • Wear thick socks with reinforced ankles, soles and toes in order to prevent blisters. However, don’t forget to put some plasters in your rucksack.
  • Choose varied walks. Hours of walking along wide forest paths doesn’t go down well with children. Steps and lots of ups and downs are ideal.
  • Walking time. The times given are meant for adults and will be exceeded when accompanying younger children. A basic rule: don’t rush, but give yourself plenty of time!
  • Take lots of breaks. Children will recover from their exertions while playing around during the breaks. Announce stops early so that they stay motivated.
  • If the path is safe, children should go on ahead when going uphill. This will allow them to set the pace and is motivating for them. Going downhill an adult should go on ahead so that the kids don’t go too fast and fall over or trip up.
  • Take enough fluids with you, preferably water, unsweetened tea or diluted fruit juice.
    Pack enough provisions. Movement in the fresh air works up an appetite. Don’t forget fruit and muesli bars, chocolate or such like to motivate or reward the children.