Given the pull of tv and computers, children have so many things to drag them into a sedentary lifestyle. I loved getting out into the country, escaping from the concrete boxes of our estate, as a kid. I worry that the younger urban generation will completely loose touch with the natural world. The health implications are alarming but also awareness of environmental issues will surely suffer. Whilst shivering under a tarpaulin on a wild camp might be a step too far to begin with, there are lots of great places that encourage kids to enjoy the outdoors. I love Greenwood Forest Park in Gwynedd. Camp on Shell Island, nice and comfy for the kids, then have a great day at Greenwood. Tons of things to do and play on. Also close to us is The Crocky Trail, in Cheshire. Absolutely brilliant rough and ready slides and rides that look like they were built by a demented farmer! Then the actual trail through the countryside. Loads of rickety bridges, rope swings over streams and mazes. Places like this are great and a brilliant way to encourage kids into the countryside. I've fully converted my two lads and they want to do their first wild camp in the summer. Struggling with my daughter though, she likes a bit of mud and stuff, but refuses to camp!