Untouched nature allows your children freedom and development, friskiness and the desire to discover their own curiosity. Here it is a good idea to accompany the little ones on their first steps in nature and to awake their desire to hike.
With the right planning, equipment and a spark of motivation, nothing stands in the way of the perfect family hiking day up in the Harz Mountains.
A natural paradise is waiting for your children. Whether as a plant and animal explorer, climber, mini raft or dam builder, angler, hiking guide or stamp collector.
The region UP in the HARZ presents itself in a diverse, colorful and eventful way.
“Woohooo, we go hiking and we pack…
…. ummm, what exactly?”
The right equipment: solid shoes (outdoor or hiking shoes best), functional pants & jacket, backpack, spyglass, flashlight or headlamp, food for a picnic and a “first aid kit”.
Don’t forget the >hiking pass< for the stamp hunt!
►Don’t choose boring routes: As parents, who wants to hear the following sentences: “Mom and Dad, how far is it…?”, “When will we finally be there…?” or “I don’t feel like it anymore…!”, so please look for entertaining tours.
► Plan twice the time and see the world through children’s eyes: Take your time to discover all the little things that are waiting by the wayside (e.g. collecting pine cones and chestnuts, picking flowers, gazing beetles and watching ants).
► The small backpack: The little explorer want to carry all their equipment and found objects themselves after all.
► Let your children lead: Leave the task of a hiking guide and trail explorer to your children and their enthusiasm will be aroused.
► Water: Water is extremely attractive to children. Regardless of whether it is a lake, a small stream or a puddle. Build dams or mini rafts, throw stones over the surface of the water or just let them hop into a puddle…
► Offer climbing facilities: children love nothing more than climbing (e.g. climbing and balancing on fallen trees or on tree stumps. How about climbing a high seat?)
► Harzer Wandernadel: What could be more motivating than the prospect of an award? Equipped with a hiking pass, you go on a stamp hunt. With just 11 stamps, your kids will become a hiking prince or princess. You can find more information about this >HERE<.