Category Archive: Activities

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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Aug 08

Outdoor Activities: Rainy Day Wigwams

Making tents in the garden is one of Roo’s favourite garden activities. She does have a pop up one which is a lot of fun but somehow making one from sticks, sheets and strings has its own peculiar magic. The trouble is, they aren’t very good in the rain.

Another of Roo’s favourie activities is …

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Aug 06

Summer Holiday Skiing: Keeping Cool at The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead

The temperatures outside may be in the high-teens and twenties but there’s definitely a wintery feel in the Baby Routes house right now. A few weeks back our first Christmas present of the year arrived. It came via a rare car journey from Switzerland so I’m guessing it is something …

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Aug 05

Wildlife Wednesday: Isles of Scilly Flower Scavenger Hunt


If you are planning on a visit to the Isles of Scilly then there are a two bits of kit you will definitely need to pack: comfortable shoes for walking in and a rain/windproof layer! There is no getting away from it – the Isles of Scilly are best enjoyed outdoors and no matter …

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Jul 21

Outdoor Activities: Rain Painting

When life gives you rain, it’s best just to get out and dance in it. Preferably in your wellies and with Peppa Pig umbrella firmly up. If you are 3 and living in the Baby Routes household that is. When that recent sweltering heatwave finally broke and we were finally …

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Jun 17

Wildlife Wednesday: Nature Naps & A Moment of Calm

Last Friday, before the day had even truly begun, the girls decided to redefine the ‘wild’ in 30 Days Wild challenge we are currently taking part in. Having spent much of the morning squabbling when not involved in some very noisy indoor game, it was time to calm things down a bit. Beth was packed …

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Jun 16

30 Days Wild – Days 11: In amongst the Nettles

So I’ve failed completely on the daily blogging side of the #30DaysWild challenge but fortunately not been broken yet on the challenge itself. The last five days have been busy ones but fortunately not without their wild moments. Inspired by all the nettle action going on on BBC Springwatch, I decided to take Roo …

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Jun 11

30 Days Wild Challenge – Day 10: Nature Colours Scavenger Hunt

Roo and Beth were at nursery all day yesterday. That meant a work day for me and little time to get out exploring. Fortunately, nature came to me. All day long I was entertained from my study desk by the great tit chicks on the bird table. One in particular was very cheeky. It has …

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Jun 09

30 Days Wild- Day 8: Making maps

Yesterday Roo announced she wanted to make a map. She’s been doing this a lot lately – drawing random squiggles on a piece of paper and then heading off on some imaginary journey around the house following her maps with a tour group of teddies in tow. Perhaps she had been making maps at nursery …

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Jun 07

Days 5 & 6 of the 30 Days Wild Challenge: Bug Hunts & Animal pictures

As the end of the first week of the Wildlife Trusts’ 30 Days Wild Challenge draws to a close, it turns out that it is writing up our adventures daily that is the major challenge. Getting out and enjoying nature has been a joy and fairly easy, especially since Roo has started insisting …

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