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Looking to Limit Your Family’s Screen Time? Try Eco Adventure Tours

Looking to Limit Your Family’s Screen Time? Try Eco Adventure Tours

It’s getting harder and harder to convince your family (and probably yourself!) to disconnect from devices. How do you get them to understand some screen-free time is worth it?

Well, it’s a bit like getting them to eat their veggies: make a casserole, throw in some animal-shaped noodles, hide the carrots and broccoli with cheese on top, and don’t tell them it’s good for them.

At Haliburton Forest, fresh air, exercise, learning, and family time are all wrapped up in our available eco adventure tours, packaged with awesome wilderness trails and wild animals in their natural environment. How cool is that?

Remember: just don’t tell them it’s good for them!

3 Secret Benefits of Eco Adventure Tours at Haliburton Forest

Many of us are guilty of taking the time we spend outdoors for granted — we can forget about how beneficial being outside can be. Realizing the energizing and invigorating effects of the outdoors can almost feel like discovering an ancient secret. Experience wilderness adventure at Haliburton Forest, and even your most plugged-in family member will reap the following three rewards.

1. Fresh Air and Exercise

Breathe in the fresh forest air. Hear the rushing rapids. Canopy Tours in Haliburton Forestnull will show your family the beauty of the wilderness. A 3- to 4-hour tour includes paddling across a forest lake, and traversing the world’s longest canopy boardwalk,10-20 metres high amongst the treetops.

Spending time outside can improve memory and reduce stress, revitalizing body and mind. For kids, the great outdoors can build confidence and teach responsibility. The variety of eco adventure tours and activities Haliburton Forest has to offer will also ensure everyone gets their steps in.

2. Nature Education

Outdoor play has intellectual benefits for children, and Haliburton Forest is teeming with educational eco adventure tours and experiences.

nullLearn the history of the forest’s wolf pack, which has roamed their protected environment for more than 40 years. You can also meet Hershe the moose!

In addition to the Wolf Centre, Haliburton Forest hosts a variety of themed guided experiences across the seasons. Contact the main office to learn more about what’s available.

3. Strengthen the Family Bond

Eco adventure tours can help you reconnect with your kids, regardless of their ages or interests. Spending time together strengthens your family’s connections with one another. It improves communication between all family members — and what better way to do that than by howling at the moon?

Haliburton makes your wilderness adventure planning process easy, so you can spend your valuable getaway time focussed on family time. If you’re planning to stay overnight, there are plenty of accommodation options and amenities to suit your family’s needs.

Ready to Start Your Family Adventure? Don’t Let Packing Stress You Out

At Haliburton Forest, we even have your packing covered. Download our Essential Packing List for families and forget about the pain of packing.

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References:

https://childmind.org/article/why-kids-need-to-spend-time-in-nature/

http://www.businessinsider.com/scientific-benefits-of-nature-outdoors-2016-4/#1-improved-short-term-memory-1

https://www.livestrong.com/article/141891-the-benefits-outdoor-play-children/

http://www.lifehack.org/304756/4-benefits-spending-time-outdoors-with-family

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