Enjoy the sunset
Watch the sun go down
For a mini-adventure, watching the sunset is one the easiest things to do… after all, it happens every evening. Let the kids run wild while you sit, drink hot chocolate (or wine!) and watch the sun sink below the horizon.
- Check the time of the sunset (we tend to use the BBC weather app for this)
Aim to get to your chosen spot about 30 minutes in advance. Winter is particularly good for an after school mini adventure because the sun sets before the children’s bed time. (But of course, the weather is more temperamental)
- Check on an OS map or google maps to find a good vantage point. A westerly facing hill is best of course but actually, you can enjoy the sunset anywhere.
- Check the weather – a cloudy night will hide the sunset.
- Waterproofs, thermals, hats, gloves, wellies etc – the warmer the kids are, the happier they’ll be. We always take a thermos of hot chocolate and plenty of snacks.
- If your kids are anything like mine, they’ll sit and admire the sunset in peace for approximately 2 minutes before turning feral and chasing each other like maniacs – fine by me, as long as there’s plenty of space, it doesn’t matter how much noise they make, and I can enjoy the backdrop of a beautiful sunset while they wear themselves out.
Fancy coming along? Why not join us on a sunrise walk?