You know the problem when your children want to come with you when you go metal detecting. You know what’s going to happen next: within an hour you hear the words “I’m bored” and “Can we go home now?”. Here’s a solution: buy the kids their own metal detector and let them find some treasures of their own.
Prices on ebay start at about £20 and you get a working metal detector. Maybe not as good as a top-of-the-range adult model but it works and more important it’s shorter, lighter and easier to work so that even young kids can have fun. They may even find something valuable!
You can buy a kids metal detector on its own or as a kit complete with shovel and headphones. Some have all the wires hidden away for safety and most have a waterproof Search Coil so they can be pretty robust. Some of the more expensive models look very much like an adult metal detector and can be used as a beginner or introductory detector.
It’s a great idea for a Christmas or Birthday gift.
WARNING: It can be REALLY embarrassing if the kids find better stuff then you do. I recommend you carry a few Roman coins in your back pocket and if all goes bad you can pretend you just found them.
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