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DISCOVER SOME OF EUROPE’S best outdoor physical education HIGHLIGHTS…..

Roadschooling our children each week has allowed us to seek out new travel/education or adventure opportunities across Europe. So if you’re considering planning your own road trip or just adding something educational to an extended family holiday, we hope it gives offers ideas for educational family fun across Europe.

  • Education
  • Geography
  • Family Adventures
  • Water
  • Land
  • Air
  • Adrenalin

SO WHY DO WE BELIEVE IT IS IMPORTANT?

​Being active and developing our girl's physical literacy is of crucial importance to us.... as an outdoor, active family we love to undertake challenges and adventures as a family. Keeping a variety of experiences ensures both girls relish each opportunity to improve their cardio-vascular fitness whilst improving their coordination, flexibility and agility

​Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity. John F. Kennedy

WHAT ARE WE HOPING TO ACHIEVE?

​Allow our children to find a sport or form of physical exercise that both tests and motivates them to become life-long active people who enjoy life outdoors rather than fixed to a 'screen' indoors.
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TOPIC ​COVERED
ACTIVITY ​(click for blog/video)
TYPES OF EXERCISE
LOCATION
CYCLING - DISTANCE
  • Opportunity for our girls to test themselves with over 30km per day on their bikes
Canal  du Midi, France
SEA SWIMMING
  • Chance for both girls to complete a 1km sea swim off Spanish Coast
Tarragona, Spain
OUTDOOR GYM
Pinner,UK & Estepona, Spain
MEETING A WORLD RECORD HOLDER
  • Grabbing the chance to be inspired by a cross atlantic rower!
Malaga, Spain
BOULDERING / CLIMBING
  • Enjoying a chance to do some real outdoor climbing #thisgirlcan
Eidfjord, Norway
LEARNING ARCHERY
  • Developing fine motor skills with a view to die for...
San Sebastian, Spain
WHITE WATER RAFTING
  • Providing both girls with the chance to develop their rafting skills with a variety of experiences across different rivers in Europe
Norway, Slovenia ​Croatia
SNORKELLING
  • Learn how to really test yourself with a hunt for octopus
  • Develop  'leg kick'  technique for snorkelling
  • Investigate cave snorkelling
Nerja, Spain ​Cote d'Azur, France
INDOOR SKY DIVING
  • Taking opportunity to see Greek and Italian heritage combined (Agrigento), describe how they differ to Roman temples
  •  Walk around the best kept ruins of Greek temples outside of Athens, describe how Greeks used their temples
  • Research why the Greeks chose Sicily for their temples
Voss, Norway
MULTI SPORT / ACTIVITY CENTRE
  • Multiple opportunities to take a variety of activities/sports including :- archery, laser call shooting, pistol shooting, air rifles, adventure golf, swimming lessons, motorised climbing walls
Devon, UK
DOWNHILL MOUNTAIN BIKING
  • Opportunity to test ourselves on a 900m descent over 27 hairpins before a 20km trip back to base
Flam, Norway
ROLLER BLADING
  • Finishing a day of outdoor adventure on the Stubai Glacier including outdoor gyms, climbing walls and zip wires... before returning back to our motorhome & a chance to learn to blade
Stubai, Austria
BOBSLEIGH ADVENTURE
  • Once in a lifetime experience on the 1984 Lillehammer Track
Lillehammer,Norway
HIKING/ CLIMBING INTO A VOLCANO
  • Chance to test ourselves in extreme conditions as we hiked/climbed into the summit of a live volcano
Mt Etna, Sicily
HORSE RIDING / HACKS
  • Perhaps the girls favourite across the whole journey, an opportunity spend full days preparing horses and then taking ranch style 'hacks' on mountain up hills / downhill paths in snow
Loch Ness, Scotland Kvistli, Norway
SEA KAYAKING
Dubrovnik (video) Eidfjord ​(video)
  • Almost certainly the families favourite joint activity, a chance to be immersed in nature whilst enjoying working as teams and being physically active.
Dubrovnik, Croatia Eidfjord, Norway
INSPIRED BY PROFESSIONAL SPORT
  • Always good to grab any chance to see professional sport in action... both girls are fortunate to have seen so many different sports from a young age... these were new experiences though!
Pisa, Italy, Lords, UK
HIGH ROPES ADVENTURES
  • Testing our inner monkeys on Voss High Ropes Course...
Voss, Norway
CITY CYCLING
  • Both girls enjoyed the chance to fully explore a city on a  bike... safely on the cycle paths for the full 30+kms (Copenhagen) & precipitous climbs in Ronda, Andalusia
Copenhagen, Denmark ​Ronda, Spain
FOREST TRAIL CYCLING
  • Fantastic opportunity to see amazing natural beauty whilst grabbing the chance to get back onto the bikes...
  • Waterfalls, Mountains, Coasts.....
Cairngorms, Scotland Krka, Croatia ​Bahira, Sicily
PADDLE BOARDING (SUP)
  • Seize an opportunity to develop core strength, balance and agility on a SUP paddle
  • Develop into ability to use SUP paddle in windy, sea conditions in Ile de Re whilst on a guided nature paddle through salt marshes
Nene Outdoors, UK ​Ile de Re, France
​HIKING A GORGE
  • Making a rainy day, a fun day! Grab the waterproofs and head up the Gorge to find that special viewpoint
Gorge ud Verdon, France
RIVER KAYAKING
  • A growing series of opportunities to tackle an amazing river to kayak in France - completing over 150km of kayaking from the source to near Bordeaux.. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 
  • Completed with kids and grandparents too...
Dordogne, France

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