“I love making a map full of bad dad drawings of trolls and witches! And coming up with clues - it's wonderful to see kids picking up on different cues and elements, and their map reading skills are quickly developed. If you get the chance, walk the route in advance and hide the clues - otherwise, you can plant them when you get there, whilst they're distracted. Make the clues scary, silly, gross and solvable. It's a great way to turn the tired kid trailing at the back into a pathfinder 500 metres ahead! You can theme the clues to their favourite books or toys, and you can also make a virtue of clearing up the clues as you go - to preserve the scenery for everyone, and avoid polluting nature."