Category: Practicalities

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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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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The Family Camping Troubleshooter: Tips for Nervous Campers

Camping tips

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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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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10 Travel Essentials for Active Outdoor Family Holidays

Travel Essentials for Kids

 

It’s August and peak holiday season!

For some of us that means heading off to chase the sun. If that’s you, then I might be trying to squeeze into your suitcase – it’s tipping it down outside as I write this!

For others it will be exploring the …

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The Essential Pre-Holiday Admin List for Travelling Abroad with Kids

Essential Pre-Holiday Admin List for Travelling Abroad with Kids

The summer holidays are nearly upon us. For many of us that means dusting down our suitcases in preparation for travelling abroad with the kids. 

If, like me, you’re prone to leaving things to the last minute then here’s a handy pre-holiday admin list of all those documents and administrative bits and bobs you …

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Map Reading Treasure Hunt Game for Young Children

Treasure hunt map reading game for young children

If your family enjoy walking and exploring the great outdoors then it’s likely that at least one of you is a map reading buff. For the uninitiated though, map reading can seem utterly baffling. 

Teaching your kids some basic map-reading is a great way of engaging them on a hike, both before and during. That’s …

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Tips for Dressing a Baby for Winter Walks

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11 Tips for Hiking when Pregnant!

Switzerland at 6 months pregnant

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 …

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How to Make Hiking a Habit with Young Children

Toddler starting the Baby Routes Ridgeway walks

Read a childhood classic such as ‘Swallows and Amazons’ and you’d be forgiven for thinking that children naturally spend their time running carefree through miles of glorious countryside in pursuit of adventure.

This┬áromantic ideal of childhood has grown evermore distant as society has moved on. These days over 80% of the …

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