May 27

Wildlife Wednesday: In Pursuit of Lapwings

Lapwing . Holland

In the Baby Routes household we have a new favourite bird. Well, perhaps a second favourite maybe – I think Roo would still drop anything to go and see the puffins again and the photos we took last year of those comic little birds on Skomer never fail to brighten up my day. …

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May 26

Baby’s First Splash: the whens & wheres of teaching kids to swim

This post is sponsored by Sunuva, the luxury children’s UV swim and beachwear brand. All writing, opinions, research and snake stories remain entirely my work. 

One of my most vivid childhood memories is from the summer I learnt to swim. Aged around six or seven I was on a …

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Status update

I’ve been guest posting this week over at Kallikids with a roundup of my top 5 unmissable wildlife experiences for families in the UK. Do nip on over and take a look – you can see puffins in Pembrokeshire (did I mention I love that place?!) from now on so perhaps in time for a little late inspiration for half term?


May 13

Wildlife Wednesday: Gardening for Wildlife

I love May for many reasons but getting out in the garden is definitely amongst the top three. This is the month that gardening finally becomes entirely a pleasure again, shrugging off the numb fingers and little-rewarded slog of outdoor winter tasks. Being fond of the vitality that rosy cheeks and blast of cold air …

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May 12

Last Minute Bank Holiday Getaways

Those of you who know me well will know there is nothing I love better than dreaming about and researching holidays! The second May bank holiday and half term are nearly upon us and whilst those yet undecided on their plans face higher prices than normal, there are still some good deals to …

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May 06

Wildlife Wednesday: Great British Bee Count & pollination activities for preschoolers

With the coming of May everywhere seems to have exploded into blossom. The apples trees are heavy with flowers, the bluebells are carpeting the local woods once again and everywhere the hedgerows and grass verges are springing into floral finery of blues, whites, pinks and yellows.

With the blooming of the flowers comes an …

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Apr 28

Baby Routes: As featured by Clare Balding in Waitrose Weekend magazine…

It was just a little mention in Waitrose Weekend magazine but as those of you who follow me on Instagram will already know, I was very, very excited to see a Baby Routes walk featured in pride of place in Clare Balding’s Easter Walks double spread feature ‘Spiritual Journeys’! It came completely out of the …

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Apr 17

Family Days Out: Henley River and Rowing Museum

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 …

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Apr 07

Fourteen alternative activities for non-skiers on a ski holiday.

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 …

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Apr 01

Wildlife Wednesday: Spring Wild Walk

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 …

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