Category Archive: Activities

Nov 18

Nature Crafts: How to Make Leaf Print Cards

 

Being an autumn baby, Roo has recently celebrated her fifth birthday. Now she is learning to write, the ensuing ‘thank you’ cards are becoming more Roo’s responsibility than ours. Luckily at this stage the writing bit it still a novelty not a chore! 

Despite Roo’s new enthusiasm for writing, …

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Jun 01

Outdoor Activities: How to Make Nature Mobiles

 

We made a nature mobile as our first day’s activity for this year’s 30 Days Wild Challenge. It’s a really simple idea that works for kids of all ages – just obviously with tiny ones they will be most involved with the collecting of nature materials than in the tying of cotton!

We …

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Feb 03

Wildlife Wednesday: Winter Tree Identification Walk

There’s an undeniable magic to winter. Whilst outwardly it looks like nature has wrapped itself up, tucked itself away and become bare and barren, in fact there is a huge amount going on beneath the surface. I’m not just talking about the bulbs that seem to be springing up in …

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Feb 02

How to Make Flower Pots from Old Wellies.

We do a lot of welly walks in our family and seem to get through them in record time. Just last month Beth and I both wore splits into our wellies and Roo’s became so well worn inside that the side was wearing away and giving her blisters. There was nothing for it but …

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Nov 24

8 Fun Things to Do with Young Children in Santa Monica, CA

We spent the first week of our California trip in Santa Monica, LA’s famous beach-side city. As places to stay in LA. go Santa Monica is pretty family friendly and has a lot going on. It was a perfect place to take life easy and adjust to the US and …

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Oct 21

Magic & Mystery: Exploring Wolf’s Castle & Inland N. Pembrokeshire

It was full moon during our stay at Wolfscastle Hotel in Pembrokeshire. As the girls slumbered peacefully, I found myself drawn to the view from our hotel window. High up on the hillside, silhouetted in the pale, yellow wash of moonlight, I fully expected to see werewolves or faeries fleet over the …

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Sep 30

Wildlife Wednesday: 8 Activities for Autumnal Optimism

Autumn is upon us in all its gleaming conker and whirling leaved glory. Despite the wonders of the season and the promise of winter fun ahead, most of us have the odd little pang about the end of summer as we put away the barbecue. If you’re one of those people prone to winter …

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Sep 07

Bringing Nature Indoors with Oriel Hicks at the Phoenix Craft Studios, Scilly

Close your eyes and imagine an artist’s palette of Agapanthus Blue, Tresco Aquamarine, Dappled Seal Grey, St. Martin’s Sand Gold or Hotentot Pink. Perhaps throw in some Storm Black, Sea-Mist Silver and Heather Green. If you’ve been to the Isles of Scilly then this is no doubt how those glorious …

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Aug 12

Wildlife Wednesday: Making a pond-oscope

I’m always looking for new ways to make our garden more wildlife friendly. The latest addition to our garden has been a small pond. It’s still waiting to have the edges tidied up and so on, hence the lack of posts about it to date but it has been keeping us all entertained for the …

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Aug 09

Camping With Young Kids: Our 25 Top Tips So Far…

We are fans of camping in the Baby Routes house. There was a time when my husband and I would head off onto Dartmoor with our tiny two-man tent, cooking gear and provisions balanced on our back for a spot of hiking and wild camping. These days, things have changed a bit. With a three …

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