Outdoor Activities For The Summer Holidays!

Family in Caves - Visiting How Stean Gorge, Yorkshire Dales

We know that children look forward to the summer months all year round – 6 weeks of sun, fun and freedom is exactly what they need! But even when it’s as sunny as it currently is outside, if there aren’t any fun outdoor activities for kids in the near vicinity, children can often find themselves getting bored and being drawn toward their Xbox instead of playing in the gorgeous sunshine.

Tutora have come up with their ‘Get Kids Out Learning!’ campaign which is dedicated to helping you find the best local attractions and creating memorable moments for you, your family and your friends! Tutora and How Stean Gorge both agree that learning shouldn’t stop over the holidays. Outdoor learning activities for kids are a fantastic way of keeping their mind fresh with new, immersive experiences.School child sliding down spout whilst gorge walking at How Stean Gorge, Yorkshire Dales. Outdoor activities

It has been shown that students lose around 2 months’ worth of progress over the summer months. This is because, a lot of the time, they aren’t pushing themselves with new activities or absorbing new information. We are blessed with so many wonderful places to visit up and down the UK, particularly in Yorkshire, so the solution can often lie just down the road!

Outdoor activities for kids at school age are a fantastic way of keeping them healthy and happy with exercise. They will also develop learning techniques through experimentation with new activities and playing with new friends. This can be incredibly beneficial to those with behaviour problems as sitting inside leads to a build-up of energy which can often come out in aggressive ways. Where-as playing and learning outside will keep the mind occupied and release energy efficiently.

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At How Stean Gorge we specialise in creating fun and interactive outdoor activities for kids at school. Come outside, get active and learn in our unique outdoor environment which nature has beautifully carved out over thousands of years. If you are up for a challenge then our Gorge Walking, Ghyll Scrambling and Caving sessions will get you up close with fossils that are millions of years old, your instructor will help develop your understanding of the many amazing formations in and around the gorge.

We don’t think outdoor learning should only be for summer holidays so we have set up a great choice of day trips full of outdoor education activities for kids. Or, if like us you agree that a day isn’t enough, we have full weekend residential trips available. These come with the option to stay in some of our beautiful, unique accommodation options in the heart of the picturesque Yorkshire Dales.

How Stean Gorge offers some fantastic outdoor learning packages where we promise to teach kids new and exciting things during their time with us. Don’t worry though parents, we would hate for you to miss out so we have designed our activities to be perfect for adults as well – learn to canoe, via ferrata, abseil and so much more with us!