Essential items to pack for kids

Kids love going on adventures, but keeping them warm and entertained can make all the difference to their - and your - experience. Here's some essential items to take on outdoor trips.

Published: June 29th, 2016 at 9:25 am


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1. Waterproof/windproof shell - Obvious but essential. Bring waterproof over-trousers as well.

2. Warm hat/gloves - Little bodies will feel the cold fast if the weather turns chilly and blustery on the hills.

3. Leggings and long-sleeved tops - There are ticks present in the forests around Aviemore.

4. Torch - You’ll obviously need a headtorch or similar, so unless you want it commandeered by a five-year-old, make sure they have a small torch, too.

5. Monocular or small pair of binoculars - These will be hugely popular and instantly appropriated. Field guide For wildlife, birds, butterflies.

6. Favourite teddy or doll - Ideally with an agreed limit to how bulky this can be (guess who’ll end up carrying it?).

Main image credit: © Rudolf Abraham

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Kit image: Steve Sayers

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