Baby Routes recommends: 10 Really Wild Family Blogs!

Parent and child welliesIt’s been a really busy but great few months at Baby Routes. As well as lots of walking and days out, I’m thrilled that Baby Routes has also been shortlisted for the BiBs 2013 ‘Travel’ Category, been recognised as a Tots100 Top Travel Blogger 2013 and made it onto the CouponAudit Top 100 Baby Related Blogs to Follow in 2013.

Enough of blowing my own trumpet though. What this has meant is that I’ve been prompted by the very high standard amongst the other bloggers on these lists to get back out and exploring other blogs and writers, as well as revisiting my old favourites. Bamboozled by the sheer volume of great writers out there, I’ve had a bit of a blog spring clean and been through and categorised by favourite reads. Unsurprisingly these tend to fall along travel, outdoors, wildlife or hiking themes and I thought perhaps Baby Routes readers might also find them interesting. 

This week I’m listing my top 10 outdoor parenting blogs, which cover everything from camping and getting muddy to getting out in the garden or up close with nature with your little ones. With summer on the doorstep (insert optimism here) it’s a great time to get out and get wild with the kids, so check out these brilliant blogs for a little added inspiration!


All the Camping Gear

All the Camping Gear follows a family of four on their camping adventures and includes lots of information, advice and laughs.

Bike Lights in the Fruit Bowl


The blog of a London mum with a young family on a mission to enjoy urban green living, Bike Lights in the Fruit Bowl includes great advice on getting out with children, living sustainably and some thrifty ideas for cooking and home produce.

Coombe Mill Blog


Written by farm mum of six Fiona from Coombe Mill, this blog celebrates everything to do with getting kids outside and leaving the TV behind.

Daisies & Pie


Days out, campsite reviews and general fresh air activity ideas – all rolled up with a generous helping of some delicious recipes (I’m saving the courgette scones recipe for the annual courgette glut here…)

Family Adventure Project


Proving that adventure and adrenalin thrills do not have to end when you have kids, the Family Adventure Project is a huge source of inspiration to those parents for whom the playground is just not quite enough…

I’m  a teacher get me OUTSIDE here.


Written by Education Consultant Juliet Robertson, this blog is not technically a ‘parenting’ blog but is included here for the absolutely massive amount of information and ideas it contains on encouraging kids outside for fresh air family time.

Kids In the garden


When I’m not walking, gardening is one of my favourite pastimes and I love this blog from Lynda Appuhamy, packed with hundreds of ideas on how to get out and enjoy whatever size garden you may have with your family.

The Strolling Mum


Written by an outdoor mum from Oxfordshire who enjoys getting out into the countryside with the family. Lots of great ideas for days out and rambles.

Toddler in the Wild


Written by ecologist Ceri Richards, Toddler in the Wild explores some of Britain’s great natural family adventures , encounters with wildlife and environmental parenting issues.

Yellowfields Camping


Filled with ideas for family outdoor activities and great reviews of many different campsites, Yellowfields Camping is a great resource for those looking to get back to nature on holidays and beyond.

Not on the list? I’m always looking for new outdoorsy blogs to read so please feel free to add your site via the linky below.

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  1. I know this is a bit of an old post, but happy to have found a great list of blogs all dedicated to being outside and exploring with kids! Thanks for collating it. I also have a site that aims to encourage and give ideas about getting kids out more – would love to have a link to it if you think it would fit. It’s

    1. Hi Kirsty, thanks for the comment. I’ll have to get the list updated sometime! Thanks for adding the link to your page.

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