Family Fun – Outdoor Adventures with Babe


If you love all things nature-inspired, Summer is the best time to get your family involved in your downtime activities – from hikes, to cycling adventures and running trails.

When planning your next outdoor activity with the family, the most important thing is to be organised and prepared, plus have the right gear to make things efficient and easy on the day. It won’t be long before you realise that bringing your kids along is one of the best ways to enjoy quality time together and explore the beauty of the outdoors.
Thule has a range of premium products that allow you and your family to fully immerse yourselves in your favourite outdoor activity.
Here’s a roundup of must-have gear for your next adventure:

For the hikers…
If you prefer hiking, an innovative child carrier backpack that at once gives your little one a great view and a comfortable and secure ride is a must.
The adjustable Thule Sapling Child Carrier features an ergonomic seat distributes the child’s weight, while the back panel and hip belt are quick and easy to adjust and effortlessly transitions between parents – a lifesaver on longer hikes.
Top Tip: For added peace of mind, you might want to consider a child carrier that comes with a mirror and allows you to keep an eye on your precious cargo, as well as a rain cover to ensure that your little one stays dry.


For the trail runners…
Running with your kids can be rewarding and challenging all in one. From adjusting to the new routine of changing your stride to figuring out how to hold the handlebar efficiently, to adding some weight as you push the pace uphill, there are lots of things to consider when beginning to jog with your child.
Thule’s Urban Glide is high performance all-terrain jogging stroller with a sleek, lightweight design that is all about comfort for you and your little one. The front wheel swivels for easy manoeuverability, plus locks into place for jogging for increased stability, when moving at a fast pace.
Top Tips: When it comes to buying your jogging stroller, safety is first. Don’t settle for anything less than the highest standards when it comes to design, flexibility, safety and quality. Look for features such as a 5-point safety harness and an integrated hand brake.
Pack lots of water and snacks! A water bottle is a must for any bike ride. Even if riding in a bike trailer isn’t physically active, kids still need plenty of fluids to stay cool and to replace the water they lose through sweating.


For the cyclists…
Exploring the great outdoors on two wheels is fast becoming a popular choice among families, and whether you’re planning on taking in a coastline or cycling along the Garden Route, bike trailers and bike seats open up the possibilities for pedal powered adventures with the family.
The smart, intuitive and award-winning designs of the Thule rear child bike seats and front-mounted baby bike seats include features like quick and secure mounting and dismounting – and will give you and your precious passenger a safe, easy, and enjoyable ride. As your child grows, you can also conveniently adjust the foot straps and foot rests.
Thule bike trailers are perfect for family commutes or fun weekend bike trips, the Thule Courier even switches from a child bike trailer to a bike cargo trailer, or a dog bike trailer with an optional kit.
Top Tip: Before you start cycling with your little one in a bike seat or trailer practise without them. Make sure you are confident on your bike, and get some miles under your belt.