Consider bringing one of these award-winning child carriers along on your next outdoor adventure.

Going out for a hike or a walk through the woods is a great way for a family to spend time together (and stay fit in the process!), but sometimes the little ones just can't quite keep up with Mum and Dad. So what do you do when the sun is still shining but the kids are fading? Consider carrying them along in an award-winning child carrier.

LITTLE LIFE

Little Life's Voyager S2 model is one of the best sellers, thanks to its comfortable and adjustable back support, pivoting hip belt and top grab handles for additional loading support. Your toddler will be safe and comfortable with its anatomically shaped seal, insulated bottle pocket for his or her drink, a toy loop to attach a favourite friend and a face pad for impromptu naps. Mums will love the storage room at the base of the pack as well as the removable daysack that zips onto the main backpack.

Little Life's All Terrain Child Carrier has new features such as a Vibram base to keep the carrier dry and durable and a hydration system compatability so that a drink is always on hand during longer treks.

Buy: blackleaf.comLittle Life Voyager S2, £164.99 and Little Life All Terrain, £185.99

DEUTER

For families who are serious about full days in the mountains or long hikes through valleys, child carriers from Deuterare sure to be a success. Deuter are renowned for combining the technical brilliance of their backpacks with child-friendly features, and the result is a choice of child carriers that are designed for a more rugged day out.

The Deuter Kid Comfort 1 & 2 are cornerstones of the collection and are regarded as the first-class travel choice for parents and toddlers. They offer comfortable and ergonomic seating and back straps, a hip belt and a hood for kids. The Deuter child carriers are wrapped with a tough yet breathable ripstop fabric of ballistic nylon blend so they'll last you and your child a long time.

Buy: blackleaf.com, £178.16