Category Archive: Events

Aug 25

Our Escape to the Countryside at Busses Farm, Sussex

As the rain hammers on the window as I write, my mind is back in the sunshine of the Yoghurt Rooms campsite two weekends ago. We were there for Escape to the Countryside – a small, back-to-nature family festival held on organic Busses Farm in rural Sussex. Roo spent most …

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Jan 13

Challenge yourself: UK walking challenges and charity walks.

Walking is a fantastic past-time  – a great, non-competitive form of outdoor exercise that allows contemplation, exploration and adventure. Every now and then though it’s nice to add in a bit of spice and setting yourself a challenge. One way of doing that is to join an organised event as an individual or team and …

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Jul 03

Wildlife Wednesday: Wild family days out!

With the summer holidays just around the corner many parents will be starting to look into some extra entertainment after the initial thrill of being on holiday has worn off for their young charges. For outdoor families and nature enthusiasts though there are some fantastic days out to be had across the UK, …

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May 23

Spring into summer with a weekend walk in London

People spend a lot of time talking about getting out of London for some fresh air and countryside walking. It’s true that the capital was never going to be a top contender for Britain’s wildest walking but it is underrated when it comes to taking a pleasant stroll. With the Thames Path National …

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Feb 04

A murmuration of starlings: a great natural British spectacle at Shapwick Heath

The sun is sinking over Natural England ‘s Shapwick Heath reserve on a gloriously sunny and crisp January day, tinging the sky with fiery colours and deflecting them down onto the watery glass of the rhyne* below. A hushed huddle of people, bundled up in their winter warmers, stare skyward, watching the growing …

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Jan 24

RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch is this weekend!

It’s that time of year again when you need to grab a pen and paper and take a pew for an hour at your local park or by a window overlooking your garden. If you’re looking for a nature friendly winter activity for your kids then this is perfect and even better, you get to …

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May 22

Diamond Jubilee – 5 ideas to celebrate the jubilee outside

The Diamond Jubilee is fast approaching and what better way to celebrate this historic and intrinsically British moment with your children and friends than in the beautiful outdoors of our green and pleasant land? And it is particularly green at the moment given all the rain we have had recently!

Below are a few ideas …

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