Book review: 100 Family Adventures
Monday, 11 May 2015 11:53

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If the Meek family have a dictionary in their house, the page with 'bored' on it has probably been torn out. They have thrown themselves into seeking Adventures; adventures big and small, adventures that connect them to the natural environment, adventures where they learn new skills and adventures that contribute to the community. There is simply no time to be bored.

The publication of 100 Family Adventures offers other families (as well as individuals and groups) to follow their example, tearing boredom out of their lives and replacing it with adventure. The suggested activities are organised into useful categories such as 'Woodland', 'Water' and 'Exploring' but the most impressive thing about this book is the range of difficulty the adventures cover. Something like Number 27: Try Sailing might be daunting for a beginner, but there are plenty of simpler tasks like Number 17: Dam a Stream, which means that there is something for everyone and opportunities to build your confidence as you try more and more of the activities.

My favourite adventure is Number 31: Clean up a local park, where the Meek's encourage families to work together to clean up a public space. Kids and adults alike will benefit from engaging in physical activity outdoors, with the added benefit of caring for the environment and helping to keep community spaces safe and pleasant.

100 Family Adventures is a fun and practical tool to ban boredom from your family, class or youth group. What are you waiting for?

100 Family Adventures is published by Frances Lincoln (www.franceslincoln.com). To order at the discounted price of £12 including p&p* (RRP: £14.99), telephone 01903 828503 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and quote the offer code APG286.
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