There is a lot of chat again this time of year about not spoiling children by over-indulging them in presents at Christmas. This particularly applies to the giving of too much plastic-fantastic or battery-flashing smart-tech stuff. The proffered alternative seems to be extreme minimalism with many echoing the Guardian’s idea from last year …
Walk Distance: 1 km
Walk Duration: 35 minutes at toddler speed, including view admiring time!
Ordnance Survey: OS Landranger 101 Scarborough; OS Explorer 301 Scarborough, Bridlington & Flamborough Head (although the walk is very short and on paved paths so an OS should not be necessary).
Suitable for: babies in slings, good little walkers (a …View full post
Walk Distance: 2.3 km
Walk Duration: 1 hr at toddler speed (it took us 1hr 30 with plenty of time for watching the seal pups & visit to info centre included).
Ordnance Survey: OS Landranger 157 St. David’s & Haverford West; OS Explorer OL36 South Pembrokeshire
Suitable for: Babies in carriers, older children, good …View full post
Walk Distance: 3.7 km
Walk Duration: 1 hour 15 at toddler speed, half a day if stopping off to visit tourist attractions.
Ordnance Survey: Whilst OS maps of London to exist, any good city street map of London will suffice.
Suitable for: Pushchairs, babies in carriers, good little walkers, older children.
Walk Features: Many …View full post
Walk Distance: 2.5km
Walk Duration: 1hr 15 (with little walkers. Longer if stopping to explore the cave and views!)
Ordnance Survey: OS Landranger 150 Worcester & The Malverns; OS Explorer 190 Malvern Hills & Bredon Hill
Suitable for: Babies in carriers, good little walkers, older children.
Walk Features: Fantastic views, Britsh Camp Iron Age Hill …View full post
Walk Distance: 1.3km
Walk Duration: 1 hour (at toddler pace & with long picnic / photo stops). Could be walked in half the time easily!
Ordnance Survey: Ireland OS Discover 70
Suitable for: little legs (but watch them near cliff edges); babies in carriers, anyone able to climb. n.b. the Coumeenole Headland Walk has one high …View full post
Walk Distance: 2.17 km
Walk Duration: 40 minutes (at toddler speed)
Ordnance Survey: OS Ireland Discovery Series 60
Suitable for: Babies in carriers, sturdy pushchairs (though plans to make a fully wheelchair accessible route), all the family.
Walk Features: Flat lakeside walking on level mainly earthen paths (though some paved), possibility of seeing Pine Martens, …View full post
Walk Distance: 3.5km
Walk Duration: 1hr 30 at toddler pace
Map: OS Ireland Discovery Series 78 (1:50000)
Suitable for: babies in carriers, little legs, sturdy buggies and off-road pushchairs, bikes, all the family.
Walk features: Beautiful lakeside views, lovely woodland walking, castle, cafe, toilets, boat and jaunting car rides available.
The …View full post
Walk Distance: 2 km
Walk Duration: 1 hour at toddler speed (more if you linger long in the Fairy Woods)
Map: OS Ireland Discovery Series – Kerry 1:50000
Suitable for: Babies in carriers, all ages, all-terrain pushchairs, good normal buggies in dry weather.
Walk Distance: 1.4 km
Walk Duration: 30 mins at toddler dawdling speed, much less for older children.
OS Map: OS Landranger 162 Gloucester & Forest of Dean; OS Explorer 179 Gloucester, Cheltenham & Stroud.
Suitable for: Little legs, babies in backpacks, older children. All-terrain pushchairs would be ok for most of it. The path …View full post
Spoiler alert for Grandparents and other friends and family lucky enough to receive a card from Roo!
The annual making of the Christmas cards has been a tradition for me ever since I can remember. For a while I gave it up – whilst I like to think I am a …
Roo has grown. Again. I know it shouldn’t come as a surprise that my 3 year old daughter is shooting up taller every day but it’s the way in which she will seem to extend by centimetres overnight that throws me.
Until now we have been just about …
After the Christmassy fun last week of stir-up Sunday, we decided to make use of those extra currants, dried fruit and suet with a stir-up Monday to create a feast for our feathered friends. It’s not often kids get a legitimate reason to cook with worms and Roo was curiously …
Walking with children is one of those balancing acts. As an outdoor parent, you desperately want them to love exploring the countryside as much as you but as any parent knows, children can smell desperation ten miles away and usually react by doing the exact opposite of what you hope! …
Thank you so much for all your entries into the recent competition to win a mini micro 3-in-1 ride on scooter from Skate Hut. I have been overwhelmed by the number of entries and all your fantastic outdoor autumn ideas and activities. It’s great to know that so many families are enjoying the outdoors this …
Geocaching is one of those things I’ve often heard mentioned but never tried. From the little I knew, geocaching sounded a fun activity – a kind of treasure hunt across our outdoor spaces. Busy with planning our walks and travels, I never got around to finding out more.
A couple of …
When our friends invited us up to Scotland in October to help celebrate their wedding, our immediate thoughts turned to how we were going to get there. Flying seemed a good option until we worked out the eye-watering price of three and a bit fares, car hire and transfers. Instead, …