Family Activity Holidays – The Perfect Way to Bond and Reconnect
Does quality time get any better than when you’re stuck together on a kayak? Or maybe you’d prefer to egg a family member on before they jump into a cavernous gorge with only an elastic string between the two of you. Alternatively, you could always pack in some great conversations whilst on a day hike with your kids.
The point is, activity holidays are a great way to share unforgettable experiences, strengthen family bonds and connect through uninterrupted time in nature. If that wasn’t enough to convince you, here are a few reasons why you should choose an adventure holiday for you and your nearest and dearest…
Apart from the occasional snorkel session or cannonball into the pool, a beach holiday will do little to push you out of your comfort zone. On the other hand, activity holidays offer everyone an individual challenge and reward with a shared sense of accomplishment at the end of the day.
Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone creates opportunities to encourage and support in ways that everyday routines rarely offers. Maybe your little one is afraid of standing up on a paddleboard, but with your help and support, they will have the confidence to have a go. It’s not about being the best, it’s about trying in the first place and encouraging each other in the process.
Keep fit and have fun
Prove to the whole family that keeping fit doesn’t have to be boring, with high energy activities like rollerblading, diving, skiing, surfing and hiking. Activity holidays are the best opportunities to try out things that are not usually available in everyday life. Keep it varied and fun and you never know you might come home with a new favourite hobby..
Strengthen family bonds
Leave the mobile phones and tablets at home and head to the great outdoors. Because of the immersive nature of the holiday, you will find that you and your family are more present, taking in the surroundings and paying attention to each other through conversation and shared experiences. Studies have shown that these shared experiences encourage open communication and familial solidarity, creating treasured memories.
Get smarter together
Did you know that regular exercise can also make you smarter? Regular exercise is shown to reverse the effects of memory loss in older people and strengthen physical and mental well-being. By instilling this active lifestyle into your family routines, your children are more likely to take these healthy habits into adult life. It’s never too late to embrace an active lifestyle and live your life to the full so get out there, get planning and explore the world together!