Last weekend we went geocaching for the first time. For those of you who haven’t heard of it…
GEOCACHING is a free real-world outdoor treasure hunt. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using a smartphone or GPS and can then share their experiences online.
Hubby had checked out the locations of geocaches near us, there are loads, and had chosen a couple that were rated as being fairly easy and were also a reasonable size (don’t think we’re quite ready for micro-caches yet!).
Off we set, the boys were very excited!
The first one we went to was very easy – and in fact we could practically see it from the car! But we set off in the wrong direction so that the boys could have a go at following the GPS directions.
After going round in a big circle (!), we found our very first geocache! The boys were thrilled, and got to work investigating what was in the box! To be honest, it was a very random collection of tatt but the boys had brought little things with them to do a swap and that is exactly what they did :)
The boys had enjoyed it so much that we were hit with a chorus of ‘can we do another one, can we do another one…’!
This may not have been our most sensible moment as we did go rather off course at one point! But after doubling back we headed off trail to find the box… This one was definitely a bit trickier to find, but again – the boys were so pleased when we did!
Another great day of outdoor fun. The boys enjoyed the treasure hunt immensely and have already been asking when we can go again. It is the 6yo’s birthday on Monday and he will be getting everything he needs to be able to make his own geocaches :)
I am linking up with the wonderful Coombe Mill’s Country Kids again this week. Another week of being encouraged to get outside with the kids! Click on the badge to see what everyone else has been up to!