The 30 Days Wild challenge for the Wildlife Trusts has been continuing this week in the Baby Routes household. After all the activity of our first week, it’s been another busy wildlife week here with nocturnal garden explorations, making plaster casts of deer tracks and some pond-dipping and microscope action. There’s also been …
Walk Distance: 3.5km for a full loop of the common but you can do as little or as much as you like!
Walk Duration: As long or short as you like. Allow up to two hours for a slow, full loop of the common at preschooler pace, with plenty of exploring and foraging time.
Ordnance Survey: …View full post
Walk Distance: 1.8km
Walk Duration: 1hr (allow an extra 30 mins at toddler pace or with view/play breaks)
Ordnance Survey: OS Landranger 133 North East Norfolk; OS Explorer 252 Norfolk Coast East
Suitable for: babies in carriers, little walkers, older children, all the family. Off-road and sturdy regular pushchairs can be used on a shorter …View full post
Walk Distance: 5.8km walk to the Hollywood sign and back
Walk Duration: Allow around 3 hours with mini hikers.
Maps: There are various paper maps available including some basic ones from the Griffith Park Visitor Centre but none I’d recommend particularly over another. You can find …View full post
Walk Distance: 2.6km (basic loop) or 5.2 km (including detour to New Manor Farm)
Walk Duration: 1hr 15 for the basic loop at preschooler pace, with plenty of view admiring time; allow 2-3 hours if heading to New Manor Farm – you’ll want to leave plenty of time …View full post
Walk Distance: 3.44km including the diversion to the rock pool, 2.7km for just the main loop.
Walk Duration: 1hr 50 at pre-schooler pace (the toddler was in the backpack for most of it). Included a short time at the rock pool. Warm autumn conditions.
Tom Harrison Maps – Malibu Creek State Park 1:31,680 ; …View full post
Walk Distance: 2.2km
Walk Duration: 1hr 30 (at preschooler walking speed and allowing clambering up rocks & admiring the view time). Half this time at a normal pace!
Ordnance Survey: OS Landranger 157 St. David’s & Haverford West; OS Explorer OL35 North Pembrokeshire
Suitable for: Babies in carriers, little legs (with a bit of …View full post
Walk Distance: 3.4km
Walk Duration: 1hr 15 at a slow preschooler pace including lots of stops and toddling by the 16 month old.
Ordnance Survey: OS Explorer OL28 Dartmoor; OS Landranger 191 Okehampton & North Dartmoor
Suitable for: Babies in carriers, older children. The uphill return walk and the fact there is some significant lane walking …View full post
Walk Distance: 6.5km (slightly less if you are returning to a different ferry point on Bryher. Closer to 7km if you walk along the whole of Bryher ‘s south coast rather than up and across Samson Hill).
Walk Duration: 3hrs 30 (with a walking 3 y/o and baby in carrier, including stopping time). Allow a …View full post
After coming across the idea in a wonderful book of nature activities I picked up from a charity shop, I’ve been eager to try out making an animal track cast out of Plaster of Paris of some of those tracks we find out on our family walks. We gave it a first shot …
We are now one week in to our 30 Days Wild challenge. It’s been a busy time, not least because those seven days have spanned being on and returning from holiday and getting back to normal routines again, all of which has left relatively little time for extra things.
Still, as …
There’s no point trying to conceal it any longer. After all, despite my best efforts, ‘it’ is failing miserably to remain inconspicuous beneath my increasingly strained and unforgiving summer tops…
I am thrilled to announce that, as of the end of this summer, we are expecting another mini-explorer …
It’s the 1st June and that means one thing – the very first day of the Wildlife Trusts’ 30 Days Wild challenge, with its aim to get us all outside enjoying nature in whatever way we can for every day of the month to come. We will be blogging about …
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!
The weather is improving and it is the perfect time to fling open the doors and spend as much time outdoors as possible. This June, the fantastic 30 Days Wild challenge is back again, seeing if we can all indulge our wild sides on a daily basis.
After April’s visions of family friendly cruising, my travel goggles are back on for this month’s Holiday Dreaming. It’s May and as the weather becomes more summery, my thoughts are turning to camping and glamping, so this month I’m looking at ideas for fun and fabulous places for camping and sleepovers in the …
If your children have become super early risers in the last month of so then there is a silver lining to that sleep-deprived cloud. Along with the natural alarm clock of lighter mornings and sunnier skies also comes a fantastic audio track of nature’s finest conjuring. The dawn chorus is …
Thank you so much for all your entries to win an iHere Smart Key Finder and Selfie Remote. I’ve enjoyed reading all your comments and with over 600 entries I am relieved to know I am by no means alone in having difficulty keeping track on my keys sometimes!
There can only be one winner …