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Do you worry that your children spend too much time online? We've rounded up four ways that technology can help young people to make the most of their outdoor adventures.


Geocaching is the world’s largest treasure hunt, as you and countless others use your phone's GPS to locate the latest treasure cache. Simply download it and begin thousands of great treasure hunts across the South Africa. Once you find the geocache, sign and date the logbook, place the geocache back where you found it and log your experience online for others to read. 

Download on iOS and Android


Ever wonder what constellations the stars create at night? Curious how the ancient Greeks decided there was a person beaming back from a couple of bright dots? Stargazing can be a relaxing and fun activity — but it can be difficult to read the sky unless you're an astronomy expert. With Skyview you can point your device at the sky, and this great outdoor app will help to identify stars, satellites, constellations and more.

Download on iOS and Android


BigMagnify is a useful magnification app that lets you get up close to nature! Though not an exclusive outdoor app, it can be used anywhere. Use it to look more closely at bugs, leaves, and well anything else you want to get really close to. 

Download on iOS

Zombies, Run! 

Games that use Augmented Reality (AR) are still a thing - yes, people still play Pokemon Go - and can be a really fun way to get kids moving. Zombies, Run! encourages gamers to complete missions and help save humankind from the zombie apocalypse. You need to run fast to get away from zombies, and the faster you run, the better you do. 

Download on iOS and Android

Jump, Jump Froggy

This game is aimed at getting younger kids moving. It's also AR-enabled, and kids must jump around to help a virtual frog catch flies for dinner. It's a great full-body workout that can be done outdoors, or indoors on a rainy day. 

Download on iOS, Android or Windows

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