Great days out – go on a boat trip

wildlife bird boat trip

Ok, this one is unlikely to be a free day out, but it’s an enjoyable way to get some fresh sea air, or maybe just country air 😉

Often when we’re on holiday we like to do a boat trip somewhere, I love being by the sea and going on it and it’s a great way to see some nature that you might not be able to get so up close and personal with normally!

This year we were in Northumberland near the Farne Islands and it just so happened to coincide with the time that Puffins were on land.  Hmm, that was lucky huh?  So as a birthday treat for my husband we had a fantastic trip round there and saw so many sea birds from puffins to razorbills, guillemots to terns.  We even saw some seals out there too.

wildlife bird boat trip

Enjoying the sea air!

sea birds on a cliff

Puffins – one of my favourites!

 

Of course you don’t need to go to the coast for a boat trip.  You could try a canal trip, or a river cruise.  Why not have a look around nearby and see if there is anything close by so you don’t have to wait until holiday time!

Or how about slowing right down adn canoeing or kayaking?  One of our dreams is to go kayaking around the cornwall coast, how amazing would that be to take kids on?  Fresh air and exercise!  They’d definitely sleep at night!

I’d love to hear your recommendations for good trips too if you have any.  If you do, why not leave a comment or get in touch via facebook or twitter?

 

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Kirsty

Kirsty is the mum of two kids and has spent the last 16 years on a quest to get them outside more, enjoying nature and the world around them.

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