Ditch the iPad and get back to nature. A few days off the grid is an ideal escape for screen-obsessed kids and parents. Whether you’re bat hunting in Borneo, learning survival skills from Bear Grylls or spotting rare birds in Devon, each experience is brilliant for building con dence and inspiring a love of nature. In a world where playing outdoors is an endangered activity, pack your wellies and go wild. By Sarah Heron
Grin and Bear it!
Young explorers from 9+ and their families can now join the Bear Grylls Survival Academy on 24-hour survival courses across challenging terrain in Dartmoor, the Brecon Beacons or their new course on the South Downs.
The Exploration Society: Sweden
Join a family adventure in Sweden, canoe down Lake Stora Le in Sweden stopping off to learn survival skills and bushcraft.
Bears, Bats and Boating in Borneo
Based around Kota Kinabalu, this action-packed, 11-night adventure with Activities Abroad includes zip wiring, white water rafting, scuba diving, boat trips and treks through the tropical rainforest.
Wild and Woolly Scotland
Find the ultimate antidote to city life at Scotland’s untamed, beautiful countryside coast, home to otters, puffins, seals, ospreys and many other rare species including the reclusive, tabby-like Scottish wildcat.
Go Wilder: UK and Abroad Adventure Specialists
Websites, travel companies and specialists for cycling, hiking, sailing, camping and more!
Back to Nature in Devon
Try a ‘Nature Connection’ day with wildlife photographer turned eco-warrior, Fergus Beeley at the Hotel Endsleigh in the Tamar Valley tracking animals, spotting birds and examining wildlife.