More I Can Than IPad Urged For Wild Adventures At Bluestone

Are gadgets and gizmos taking over your family holidays, preventing you from having a wild and fun time?

Here at Bluestone we think games, apps and social media on tablet PCs and iPads are preventing children from experiencing real life, wild fun and adventure in the great outdoors.

With more than 42 per cent* of 5 to 15-year-olds in the UK owning a tablet PC or iPad, many are growing up sitting glued to mini screens hooked to the internet instead of getting out climbing trees, exploring the countryside or learning about nature as their parents and grandparents have done in the past.

We have more of an iPad than an ‘I Can’ generation. Technology is great and can be educational, but getting out together as children and as a family can be far more fun and educational and it’s time the technology took a back seat, allowing families to spend more quality time together.

There’s clear evidence that children gain far more by getting out and exploring the countryside, having adventures and learning new things with family and friends and half-term is a perfect time to escape and enjoy such time together.

This is particularly so when most families spend less time together due to the pressures of work and modern life.

We believe activities such as climbing trees, going on beast hunts in the woods and having “muddy play” together help bond families as well as educating children with new “real life” experiences.

And while we provide WiFi access throughout our luxury lodges, cottages and studio apartments, we believe occasional access to social media, games and emails while on holiday isn’t a bad thing. It just needs to be done in moderation so families have more quality time together.

*Figures published by communications watchdog Ofcom in the “Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes Report”.

Categories:Activities, Children

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