Nov 23

Making Tracks in the Peak District

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! …

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Nov 18

And the winner is…

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 …

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Nov 18

Geocaching : the start of a new adventure.

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 …

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Nov 12

Accommodation Review: Ox Pasture Hall Hotel

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, …

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Nov 11

A Moment of Silence.

I had planned to go up to London with the girls to see the Remembrance Day poppies at the Tower of London this Monday gone. I was undone by what I can only assume was a bad reaction to my flu jab last week. Shivery and achey, the thought of …

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Nov 07

10 Fun Family Adventures in North-East Yorkshire

On our recent road-trip up to Scotland we paid a brief visit to North Yorkshire, after breaking our journey at Ox Pasture Hall Hotel near Scarborough.

With the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District on either side of our usual route up to Scotland, North Yorkshire and particularly its east coast is an area we …

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Nov 02

October Ramblings

Autumn is in full swing now and even our oak tree has begun to succumb to the shorter days and cooler weather. The ground beneath it is a mottled brown and green of fallen leaves and lanky grass.

The oak tree isn’t the only bit of the garden gearing up for …

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Nov 02

Blogfest 2014

In just under a week I am heading to London for my first ever blogger conference. Attending a blogger conference is something I’ve been meaning to do for a while but never quite got around to. Now that Baby Routes is gaining momentum it seems a good time to take the next step …

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Nov 01

A House for Hoggy!

As you may have picked up by now, we have been pretty excited here about the fact we have a resident hedgehog in our garden. I’ve always had a soft spot for hedgehogs, probably ever since reading Mrs. Tiggywinkle as a child.

Sadly, I can count on one hand the number …

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Oct 29

Give-away: Win a Mini-Micro 3-in-1 Ride-On Scooter from Skate Hut!

The leaves are falling with wild abandon now as autumn makes its final approach into winter. Amazingly, the days are still mild and the weather is perfect for getting out and enjoying the change of seasons with the kids. We have been out and about enjoying all the changing colours. Here are a …

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