Children are not playing outside as often as they used to. What’s so bad about that? A lot, actually! Researchers have long since agreed: Outdoor play is essential for a child’s brain. Nature allows their creativity to rocket. What’s more, there is no pressure to perform like on a sports field, and they also learn to wait. Wait? Yes, computer games are all about instant scores. The outdoors is different and that’s very healthy. So come one, let’s go outside. Where better and easier than on the Sallandse Heuvelrug? There are three outdoor centres with plenty of activities on offer: You will never run out of adventures, hunting for treasures and exploring. There is a small charge for some of these routes. You could also take a tour with a forest ranger. Or pick berries or wherever else your imagination takes you... Parking is free. There are plenty of picnic spots dotted around, and you are spoilt for choice if you want some lunch or even pancakes. There are even more activities to enjoy during school holidays.