Had been meaning to try geocaching for a while and having been stuck in due to the storm we were ready for an adventure! We could not resist an invite to go geocaching in South East London.
It was incredibly easy, downloaded the geocache app from itunes and there were 4 within a few miles of us. Sandwiches and kit kats packed we joined the rest of our expedition set off on a treasure hunt. We were with experiences geocachers and they took us through the basics, but the app made it incredibly simple. We had two iphones so the kids formed teams to hunt down the cache in the woods and some of the hints were lovely e.g. 'look for the tree under the with 9 branches'. Aside form the hints its very visual, so much so that the youngest members of the group lead the way map reading with the phones. The accuracy of the GPS was almost freeky and you can pinpoint within a few meters.
What a lovely positive game and what great potential for children to work on their map reading skills.