Can you fill out your bingo card? Make your own bingo game with things from the beach.
The aim is for families to find peace in nature, focus on the senses, getting new experiences and impressions of what is already known - get a mindful experience and find peace by just being, and enjoy the experience totally naturally.
The sensory hike for families is based on a short walk from the parking lot at the beach landing site, around Strandkærvej, past the church and out along the coastal rescue road towards the outer parking lot, where you can walk over the dunes, down onto the beach, and back towards the beach landing site.
This walk can be done in approx. 40 min, depending on how many stops you take and how many stones you stop to collect. There are benches on the way by the church, by the car park, and at the beach landing site. If you want a longer walk, you can easily find another route, or extend your walk out along the coastal rescue road towards Glæde, or take the trip to Bulbjerg and return along the beach (approx. a 2 hr hike).
To get the full sensory hiking experience, it is recommended that you take the time to stop and pause along the way, and therefore the trip may well take longer.
Bring a bucket or a bag for collecting stones and things in, and feel free to take a packed lunch and refreshments with you, that can make even a short walk into something more special.
If you are at Lildstrand for several days, we can recommend that you go on the same walk several times, and preferably at different times of the day - each hike is completely unique and presents different experiences. Try it at sunrise, at dusk, in the midday heat, in the dark, in wind, and rain. The sounds and scents are completely different.
It is a great experience for children to go for walks in the dark, their senses are sharpened, it is exciting to listen to the sounds of the night, spot shooting stars, and maybe even see some of the animals of the night. Several times during the year there are meteor showers where there is a great chance of seeing a lot of shooting stars. There is also a chance to see the Northern Lights at Lildstrand and Bulbjerg. Search for information about it online.
At the beach landing site, you can fill your water bottle in the packed lunch house, and use the toilets by the Spilhuset.
Lildstrand Røgeri (smokery) sells freshly smoked fish and hot dishes and the many galleries in the area have coffee and cake.
Sensory Hiking by Dorte Krøyer, August 2020, in conjunction with a development project with funding from the Ministry of Rural Business Fund. In collaboration with Thy Tourist Association and Support Fund Hannæs and Østerild, the residents and tourist attractions from the area have contributed to the project through many workshops. The result represents carefully selected locations and recommendations where your visit contributes with a positive effect.
We call it sustainable tourism.