Kate Limburn

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Outdoor Ideas for February Half Term

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February half term is nearly upon us and whilst the temperatures are still pretty low, there’s plenty of free, outdoor fun to be had to fill your days and wear out energetic children. I’ve listed some of my favourite ideas below and don’t forget to check out the Baby Routes calendar for outdoor/ nature events …

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Bear’s First 1km (or walking with an inbetween, again…)

Just over a week ago Bear walked his first official continuous 1km. I’ve had a feeling he was capable of it for a while but we don’t record our every walk. It’s not really about the distance when you’re walking with kids, is it?  That Friday was a sunny, if somewhat nippy, January day. Bear …

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Wildlife Wednesday: Big Garden Birdwatch 2018

Big Garden Birdwatch 2018

It’s that time again to find a comfy chair by the garden window or wrap up warm and head to the local park armed with your bird guide, notepad and a flask of hot chocolate. Yes – it’s Big Garden Birdwatch time again!  Every year the RSPB encourages people across the UK to take part …

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Christmas Nature Crafts: How to Make a Pine Cone Santa

Christmas Nature Crafts: How to Make a Pine Cone Santa

It’s that time of year again and as soon as the 1st of December was officially here we headed straight for our stash of nature treasures squirrelled away over the year for some Christmas nature crafts inspiration. Sticks, pine cones, old man’s beard , teasels, sycamore seeds and all manner of other hedgerow offerings can …

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Our Favourite Outdoor Winter Kit for School-Age Children

Essential Outdoor Winter Kit for Kids

As I start to write this the frost is glinting on the grass outside as the beginnings of morning light begins to nudge away at the night. It’s looking like another beautiful but cold and wintery day. As I drink my still-hot cup of tea and savour the silence in the rest of the house …

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Trip Diary: Hello Hong Kong!

It’s been a while since I’ve written, principally because the last few weeks have been a flurry of activity and preparation for our latest trip – Australia with visits to Hong Kong and Singapore along our way. Its the biggest trip we’ve made so far as a family of five with a lot of adventures …

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The Family Camping Troubleshooter: Tips for Nervous Campers

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It’s a well known fact. Most kids love camping.  From chatting to some of my friends who are also parents, I have discovered that the same cannot always be said for their grown-ups!  Personally I love being under canvas.  I love the proximity to nature, the possibility to get completely off the beaten track, the …

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12 Outdoor Activities for the Last Week of the School Holidays

Dusk nature walk

This year was my first experience of the school summer holidays as a parent. I must admit I was both apprehensive and excited but mainly excited. At last I’d get Roo back during the weekdays and the flexibility of family time to do whatever we wanted, wherever we felt like exploring. It’s been brilliant and …

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Summer holiday inspiration and the all-important Jungle Formula winners!

Favourite summer activities

Thank you so much to everyone for entering the giveaway to win three fabulous family packs of Jungle Formula goodies. I’ve loved reading all your comments and seeing your pics – it’s great to see that the topsy-turvy weather hasn’t stopped everyone enjoying the great outdoors this summer! If you’re still looking for summer holiday …

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Learning to Cycle with Ridgeback Kids Club

Learning to Cycle with Ridgeback Kids Club , New Forest

  Top of the list for Beth’s summer holiday wish list was learning to ride a ‘big girl bike’. Beth has been balance biking since she was about two and a half. It’s taken a while (both growing taller and technique) but about nine months after getting going she had both sussed. On a trip …

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