As parents and in order to establish and maintain this Love for Nature relationship we need to keep exposing our little ones to green spaces as much as possible... Even-though we don't having many in Lebanon, thus we cherish the ones we do!
This weekend's "FEM Outdoor Family gathering" destination was Baabda Forest!
About Baabda Forest...
The forest overall area is 100,000m2... and it is situated at an altitude between 100m and 200m!!!
The management keep it as clean as possible...there's a kids playground, few benches and tables scattered here and there, some close to the playground so parents can keep an eye while enjoying an outdoor picnic (please note fire of all sorts is totally forbidden in the forest..) and other seating are located on the other side for a secluded quite nature engagement experience!
There's a private Dog trail, hiking trail, picnic area, playing area, seating area... you name it! All this for a very low entrance fees of 3,000 LL / Adults and 2,000 LL / kids (donation for preserving and maintaining this lovely forest!)
About our FEM gathering...
This time, we decided to make things a bit different than our last weekend gathering, so we added:
- small semi-healthy snack for our little ones
- coffee and biscuits for the mums
- new activity on the list
Last but not least, our program also included stimulating those tiny little minds with different sorts of FUN activities!!
Each kid was engaged in 1 of the following activities:
- Nature Scavenger Hunt customized for items to find in Baabda Forest
- Free coloring time
- Origami Bird