50 things to do before you’re 11¾
The National Trust has launched a campaign to encourage children to get outdoors more, 50 things to do before you’re 11¾. It follows their report earlier this year which identifies that many of our children show signs of ‘nature deficit disorder’ and don’t interact enough with nature between the ages of seven and twelve.
The campaign lists 50 activities for children to tick off their list, from climbing trees to camping and playing conkers. It hopes to motivate both children and parents to do more out of doors and benefits include being more active and learning more about the world around.
FSC agree with both the report and the 50 things to do campaign. It is an organisation dedicated to helping people to discover, explore and be inspired by the natural world and a lot of the charity’s work involves children and young people.
FSC Family Holiday courses actually encompass a great deal of the list of 50 things to do before you’re 11¾. With wildlife and adventurous short breaks on offer they include courses like Family Bushcraft where children can build shelters, have campfires and learn about plants and animals around. Or head for the coast and look in rock pools and hunt for fossils with a Family Fossil Hunt in Pembrokeshire.
These breaks are an ideal chance for families to enjoy new activities in the outdoors together. Courses range from two days to a week and take place at a network of 10 FSC Centres in beautiful locations across the UK.
Prices include full board accommodation and all of the activities so they also offer a cost-effective holiday for the family to enjoy.
Find out more about the 50 things to do before you’re 11¾ campaign
More information and booking on FSC Family Holiday Courses
Friday, April 13, 2012