Outdoor Ideas for Dads

This Father's Day, we encourage you to connect with your little one in nature, because it's the gift that keeps on giving! When children spend time outside, they learn new skills, it boosts their self-esteem and they sleep better.


Pack your fairechild essentials and escape into the wilderness with your child. Make memories that will last a lifetime, under a canopy of stars.

We suggest you prepare a natural treasure hunt! Make a list of items your child has to find, such as trees, plants and mushrooms that are indigenous to the area. You'll have a great time exploring the landscape together and they'll learn something new! 


Quiet moments spent together can be the most memorable. Ask your children to help prepare a healthy lunch, roll up your favourite blanket and set out to find a patch of sunshine.

Let your children pick the destination, bring some of their favourite books to read together and enjoy a little time journaling.


It's important for children to take come risks, because it allows them to grow and understand the world around them better.

Take you children out for a hike and encourage them to get off the path: walk through the undergrowth, clim a tree or throw rocks in the nearby stream. "Whoever can hit the log over there, wins!"


Exercise is an important part of a child’s development and it can help improve cardiovascular health. Gardening is a fun way to increase your heart rate!

Encourage your little one to get dirty and explain why you're doing each step. "Why did we pick these plants?  What's the difference between perennials and annuals? How long will it take for our vegetables to grow?"


Hit the road for a change of scenery, breathing new life into your daily routine. Pick a nearby destination and take the scenic route.

If your child is old enough, give them a paper map, so they can follow along as your drive! Leave time for a local fruit stand and whatever else might pop up, because there's joy in the journey.

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