Adventure Ideas

Here are a few ideas to get you started thinking. Share your adventures as a Bare Soles Explorer with #baressolesexplorer to help us add more ideas to our list.

Take a hike with your family

Hiking is a great way to get outdoors. Have a handheld GPS? Teaching your children now to navigate using a compass and Cardinal directions are important skills especially if they are ‘really into’ hiking. Take time to teach them about waypoints and how to use the GPS to navigate back to a saved location. Such skills will be invaluable if they ever happen to become lost or need to reach out for assistance when in the woods.

Take a road trip

Head out on that family road but don’t forget your camera. Taking photos and videos is a great way to save those special moments. Teaching your children how to photograph and video are great skills they can use in school and in life. Show them how to best ‘frame the shot’. Allow them to experiment with different filters and lenses. When you get home, print their photos for display. You may even consider making an Adventure Journal so your family can look back and relive the trip.

Go geocaching!

Geocaching is a fun scavenger hunt for the whole family. For those less familiar – you begin by downloading coordinates to you hiking GPS, follow those coordinates to the real-world location, and then search until you locate the hidden object. Caches can range in size from a pill container to an ammo can. They can be hidden in a tree, in a log, in a hole, or just camouflaged on the ground. Make a game and see who can find the most caches or who finds the cache fastest. Be sure to carry a pencil so you can sign the log. For more information on Geocaching, check out

More outdoor adventure ideas

  • Animal parks, Wildlife Parks or Zoos
  • Baseball or Softball
  • Beach combing
  • Camping and RV Camping
  • Canoeing or kayaking
  • Caving
  • Climb a rock wall
  • Create your own barefoot Sensory Path
  • Dodgeball
  • Equestrian
  • Fishing, freshwater or saltwater
  • Flying kites
  • Football and Soccer
  • Gardening
  • Geocaching
  • Go Karting
  • Hiking
  • Mini Golf or Putt Putt Gulf
  • Model airplanes, helicopters or drones
  • Model Rockets
  • Mountaineering
  • Paddle boarding
  • Paintballing
  • Parasailing
  • Pickle ball
  • Road biking, mountain biking or BMX
  • Rock Climbing
  • Running, jogging or trail running
  • Skateboarding
  • Slack line
  • Snorkeling or Scuba Diving
  • Soccer
  • Stand in a cold stream
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Trampolining
  • Tree Climbing
  • Tug of War
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wade into a river, lake or ocean
  • Walking
  • Water Fights
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wildlife watching
  • Windsurfing or Kiteboarding