Before you set out on your debut outdoor experience with the kids – however short or local it maybe – make sure they’re well prepared for the adventures that lay ahead. For instance, having the right footwear or layers will make a huge difference to the kids’ enjoyment factor.
If you have little ones – still in a carrier – make sure you do a test run with it beforehand. It’s different to just carrying a backpack – so there will be adjustment time for both you and your child.
Finally, help your little ones get more familiar with the gear. While we’re in lockdown, for example, this may mean embracing backyard camping – it’s a great way to test the gear and “outdoor” experiences in a safe environment.