100 Family Outdoor Adventures

Kids in the Meeks family went a year without watching TV or playing computer games. Instead, Amy, 10, and Ella, 8, completed 100 outdoor challenges in the vicinity of their UK home. They went snorkeling, celebrated a birthday outside, made a rope swing, went winter camping, tried whittling, attended a music festival, spotted wildlife, enjoyed geocaching, and much more.

They recently completed their last challenge. The kids can go back to screen time. But after such an enlivening year, they now watch very little TV. Instead the sisters are making a list of new challenges for the next 12 months.

The Meeks family adventures are documented on their inspiring site, Do Try This at Home. All 100 ideas are listed, each with a photo and additional details.

Ready to make up your own set of challenges?

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Laura is the author of a poetry collection titled Tending and Free Range Learning, a handbook of natural learning. She lives on a small farm notable only for its lovestruck goose.