Henley River and Rowing Museum in Henley-on-Thames is one of our most local museums. It is super family friendly attraction we are lucky to have on our doorstep although until recently I had no idea just how much it has on offer for children. I have popped in there for coffee and cake many times …
Walk Distance: 4.2 km (There-&-back-again route), 4.4 km ( circular route)
Walk Duration: 1hr 20 (in snow & with sledges and time for snow-play)
Maps: Swiss topographic maps available in 1: 25 000 & 1:50 000 – see http://www.toposhop.admin.ch/ .
Suitable for: Off-road pushchairs, sledge walking, chlldren in carriers, good little walkers and all …View full post
Walk Distance: 3km
Walk Duration: 1hr 20 at toddler speed (!) , about 50 minutes at a normal pace.
Ordnance Survey: OS Explorer 171 Chiltern Hills West; OS Landranger 165 Aylesbury and Leighton Buzzard
Suitable for: Children in slings or carriers, good little walkers (the uphill stretch is steep but short – our 3 year old walked …View full post
Walk Distance: 6.8km
Walk Duration: 2 1/2 hours (or longer if walking the whole way with a toddler)!
Ordnance Survey: OS Landranger 173 Swindon & Devizes; OS Explorer 157 Marlborough & Savernake Forest;
Suitable for: Dogs, Off-road buggies (take the road on the final stretch back to Ogbourne St. George, babies in carriers, good little …View full post
Walk Distance: 2 km
Walk Duration: 1 hour with a slow mini walker though you can do it considerably faster at normal walking speed.
Ordnance Survey: OS Explorer 141 Cheddar Gorge & Mendip Hills West; OS Landranger 172 Bristol & Bath
Suitable for: Babies in carriers, good little walkers, all the family.
Walk Features: …View full post
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
It’s the Easter holidays and half my Facebook feed seems to be full of friends posing on skis at the top of scenic, sunny mountains. You’re probably wondering what the point of this post is. After all, if you’re going on a ski holiday, surely that means you are going with the express …
Despite the current high winds which have felled a fence panel,toppling branches from the trees and buffeting the red kites about dangerously, I love this time of year. There is something about watching the natural world wake up, the trees come to life, the birds increase the volume of their singing. I even welcome the …
Whilst my own collection of dog-eared travel guides lounge on my bookshelves, guarding the treasured memories of many a memorable adventure, it had never really occurred to me that there might be a similar source of inspiration and travel dreams for children to pour over too. Sure – Roo has an atlas aimed at older …
On the hunt for a fun (and free!) family day out we decided it was high time we visit Oxford University’s Museum of Natural History. It’s funny. With Oxford within easy reach of us you would think we would have explored every corner of this famous city. Yet in over four years our visits …
Spring is well on its way. I have been marking the change of the seasons with walks out in the weak sunshine, listening to the birds’ excited chatter and smiling every time I see a new bulb clawing its way through earth recently released from Winters’ iron clasp. My modest celebrations of the coming of …
Baby Beth has just turned one. In the run-up to her birthday I had the usual researching frenzy for outdoorsy gifts as well as ideas for generous friends and family asking for present inspiration. We eventually opted for a convertible trike that goes from parent-guided push-along to a fully toddler powered set of wheels. Beth …
From several feet of of powdery, crisp snow back to a greeny-brown drizzly mush. Returning to the UK from Switzerland last week was a bit of a shock to the system, even if it is quite nice not to have to take half an hour to dress the girls before venturing out the door! Patrolling …
This time last week I was feeling rather relieved at having a) made it past the Swiss Airlines’ check-in scales after numerous repacking attempts and b) arrived safely in Zurich after flying solo with aforementioned neo-scalebusting luggage, a 3 year-old and a baby. All without, I hasten to add, losing any bags or children. The …
There’s nothing like a long distance walking challenge for seeing the best of the UK countryside and giving you a goal to motivate you into your walking boots. The UK has some fantastic National Trail as well as hundreds of slightly shorter trails criss-crossing the land, all of which you can find the official details …