Apr 17

The Great Easter Bank Holiday Getaway

It’s that time of year again – that glorious four day weekend and the travel madness starts for some tonight! It occurred to me that I’ve posted quite a lot on travelling with kids over the year or two I’ve been writing this blog so here is a round-up of some of the more useful …

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Apr 17

Easter Bluebell Walks

Spring has sprung in time for Easter! All the glorious sunshine this week has made the gardens and countryside leap into action – our fruit trees are in full bloom, there are huge bumble bees careering past my nose like party whizzers every time I step outside and even the oak trees are flinging on …

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Mar 29

Channel Island Paradise: Jersey ‘s perfect beach retreat for active families

I caught myself in daydream this morning: a child was running with gleeful abandon across a vast expanse of fine golden sand. A blue sky arched over wind-whipped waves, who flashed their white smiles at the sun before collapsing into the warm embrace of the beach. As I turned, fresh breeze catching at my hair, …

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Mar 25

Baby Carriers: Help needed!

My name is Kate and I’m not a shopaholic (except in garden centres…) but even I recognise that tiny babies take impulse buying to a whole new level. There is something about the tiredness, the desperation when you will try anything (or buy anything) to try to stop a baby screaming, the boredom when alone …

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Mar 24

Active Parents, Active Kids

As I sat behind my computer this morning, munching on a heavily iced biscuit and not quite working up sufficient motivation to start work yet, I came across a BBC online news article – ‘Active mums “have active children“‘. It turns out unsurprisingly yet again that getting out and active is a good thing for …

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Feb 22

A brand new pair of tiny feet!

If you are wondering why things have gone a bit quiet again this week on Baby Routes it is I assure you for a very good reason! I’m pleased to announce the addition of a new and very tiny pair of feet to our family and future Baby Routes walking expeditions. Our little girl arrived …

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Feb 12

Fine weather for ducks at Henley-in-Thames…

With the UK on flood alert and hurricane force winds forecast for west Wales and parts of Northern England today, now is perhaps not the best time for a family walk and particularly not if you enjoy a riverside stroll or woodland wander. We are lucky here – despite living close to a very flooded …

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Oct 09

Wildlife Wednesday: Mingling with monkeys at Durrell Wildlife Park, Jersey

When talking about our upcoming trip to Jersey, a colleague of my husband’s told him that we must go to Jersey Zoo.  Eager to visit some of the island’s main tourist attractions yet keen to remain out in the fresh air of a sunny September Saturday afternoon, we headed towards Trinity in Jersey’s north-east to …

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Oct 08

Accommodation Review: The West View Hotel, Jersey

When we recently packed our bags, hopped on a ferry boat and headed for the not-so-distant shores of Jersey, our long weekend took us first to the rural north of this lovely island. The West View Hotel in the parish of St. Mary made a super family-friendly base in the heart of some of Jersey’s …

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Oct 07

Better by Boat: Condor Ferries Review

Still dark outside  and a little bleary eyed, my husband and I found ourselves sitting in the warmth of our car at Poole Harbour waiting for the early morning Condor Ferries service to Jersey. Our wide-eyed toddler, still snug in her fleecy pajamas, chanted from her back seat ‘going on a ferry boat’ over and …

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