We hate the phrase ‘grow up’. Why? Because let’s be frank, growing up is rubbish, and personally, we don’t plan to do it any time soon…
Life is boring when you grow up, and after over a decade of throwing parties, and the thousands and thousands of children smiling from ear to ear after a couple of hours of S&G activities, we’ve seen first-hand that it’s the art of adventure that set’s children free and unravels their creative senses.
We’re not sure about you, but the places we visited as young children are still the ones we love the most as adults, and thinking about the house we grew up in only triggers bright memories of freedom and mega fun! We’re pretty sure this is because of the epic adventures that commenced on a daily basis.
Whether you were pretending you were floating down the Amazon river in your living room trying to avoid fictitious carpet alligators, or making dens in the local park, camouflaged to avoid the enemy! The ability for children to transform their minds to another place and create fun out of a few sticks or pillows is rather admirable in a constant online world. But due to the constant bombardment of digital screens we fear these adventurous days are under threat.
So why is it especially important to become a young adventurer at the ages of 6–12 years old?
We’re not recommending a family trip to the Alps to stay in a wooden hut, doing Bear Grylls activities and living off the fruits of the earth (although that would be awesome!!), but we’re massive fans of putting the Ipads down, packing a waterproof and some sandwiches and just heading out and about in the city or countryside for the day.
The first time you try an activity is always unique, no matter how big or small.
Whether it’s firing a rocket at a Sharky & George party or seeing a Llama for the first time at a Llama Farm, the impact might not be too impressive for an adult, but for a child, especially between the ages of 6–12 years old, it will most likely transform them to become an astronaut for the hour or learn about the Inca trails in Peru later in the day. All of which may inspire and shape them in the future.
Every great adventurer needs a wingman.
Now, we’re not sure there’s a better thing to do as an adult than to hone your inner-child and join the little ones in their adventurous pursuits. We love it so much we do it every day!