Bushwalking with kids
The key to an enjoyable bushwalk with kids is to find a walk that provides points of interest for the kids, whilst being short enough so the youngest (or least fit) member of the family doesn't end up exhausted.
It can also be a good idea to add "something special" after the bushwalk: something sweet in a nice cafe maybe; picking juicy strawberries at a nearby farm; or watching massive jumbos take off at the airport. That way bushwalking becomes something everyone looks forward to, and will want to do again and again!
Bush Babies - read an article by Daniela about the magic of being out and about in nature with young kids (published by Web Child)
Bushwalking for Kids - Melbourne
Do you have young kids, and would love to get out and about in nature? This guidebook makes it easy!It contains 30 short and easy bushwalks within day trip distance of the Melbourne CBD, plus child-friendly cafes or special places for after the walk. Find a walk for kids as young as two, safely bring your baby and enjoy a day out together!
Tips for Bushwalking with Kids
> Babies and Toddlers
> Kids from two to eight
> How to select a bushwalk
> How to prepare for a bushwalk
> Potential dangers
Wilson Reserve, Ivanhoe
Today we visited Wilson Reserve in Ivanhoe, which is situated along the Yarra. Short tracks make it easy to wander along and explore even for 2+ kids. Just mind the mountain bikes on the weekends - some were going a little too fast for my taste. Park near the playground (Mel 31 F10 off The Boulevard), and let the kids enjoy one of Melbourne's longest slides as a reward!
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