Jungle Formula Giveaway!

Jungle Formula Giveaway

I am writing this a little bleary-eyed after having spent the night under canvas with the children in the Armadillo – our beloved family tent. 

We took the opportunity to head out for a twighlight ‘spooky’ nature walk, something on Roo’s summer holiday wish list, blackberrying by torchlight (apparently they taste better in then dark), listened in on the bat detector for the chatter of bats and attempted to spot some shooting stars from the annual Perseid meteor shower, which peaked last night. Sadly the large clouds had other ideas on that latter, but the kids didn’t mind. Nothing, it seems, quite beats a night under canvas!

Last night was the latest in a whole host of outdoors activities we’ve been enjoying over the summer holidays. We’ve been exploring by foot, bike and outdoors swimming. Fruit picking, on wild days out and all sorts of outdoor adventures. And the summer is still young! 

One thing that has come with us on our outdoors adventures this summer has been our Jungle Formula insect repellent.

In the past, insect repellent has been one of those things that I take when I know for definite I will be somewhere midgie prone. Yes, Scottish Highlands, I’m talking about you… 

Outside of those trips, I frequently forget to bring it along. Something I have lived to regret on several occasions, with the below picture from a last minute trip to spectate as my hubby competed in a triathlon at Kielder Water just one illustration of this…poor Roo!

Hiding from midgies at Kielder Water!

The time we forgot insect repellent…Roo taking extreme action to hide from clouds of carnivorous midgies at Kielder Water!

It’s not just midgies that can be a nuisance. After picking up a couple of nasty horsefly bites on a very run-of-the-mill local walk back in June, I’ve been a bit more wary of biting insects. Sand flies, ticks, mosquitoes and other less-friendly native insects are also something you need to look out for and can make your outdoor adventures less fun than they deserve to be.

None of these things would ever stop me getting myself and the children out and enjoying nature time. I don’t believe in scaremongering  – there are enough barriers to getting kids out in the fresh air and countryside as it is and whilst insect bites can be really miserable for children, they are very rarely serious. 

What is important is making those outdoor experiences as a family as positive as possible. That way, the kids will take away great memories, a sense of fun and freedom and be champing at the bit to run wild again very soon!

Jungle Formula is a brand I’ve been using for many years now – both for trips within the UK and for holidays abroad. What I didn’t know until recently is that, in addition to their more powerful overseas and adult products, they now also offer a dedicated kids range of insect repellents, designed specifically for sensitive young skin and to be as free from strong chemicals as possible.

We’ve been trying out the Jungle Formula Kids Lotion this summer along with their Kids Slap-It bands.

Jungle Formula Slap Band

Roo wearing a Jungle Formula slap band out cycling.

The lotion comes in a handy, travel-friendly bottle and is quick and easy to apply. It’s suitable from 12 months plus, is free from DEET and alcohol and offers up to six hours of scientifically proven protection from mosquitoes and biting insects such as horse flies, sand flies and ticks.

The Slap-It bands (for ages 3+) are my kids’ personal favourites. They contain 100% natural ingredient Geraniol, which is placed on an insert on the bands away from the skin. To use, you just tap them onto the child’s wrist or ankle where they convert into a bracelet – just like the super popular slap-band watches and bracelets that are so in vogue with primary school kids right now! This makes them hassle free.

Whilst it is recommended that you wear them in conjunction with the Kids Lotion for maximum protection, if you’re off on a general trip out then they provide a good base level of deterrent.

Blackberry picking

Keeping the midgies away whilst biking and blackberrying!

They have particularly come into their own in our household on blackberry picking trips (little hands reaching into the same hedges that are also popular with flying insects), as a precaution on hiking and cycling trips, for use overnight when camping and for use around the pool ( the bands are waterproof). Best of all, the Slap-It bands last up to two weeks and come with a little resealable foil pack to store them in between uses to retain their potency. 

I can report back that the kids have not had any bites since using the bands and lotion, despite Roo getting two in one day alone the day before they arrived. I’ve even raided their lotion for our twilight walk last night. 

Win one of three family packs of Jungle Formula goodies!


To ensure that your summer is as full of family fun, travel and (bite-free!) outdoors adventures as ours, I have teamed up with Jungle Formula to give away three family packs of Jungle Formula goodies !

Three lucky winners will each receive:

  • 1 x Jungle Formula Kids Lotion (suitable from 1 yr)
  • 2 x Jungle Formula Kids Slap-It Bands (suitable from 3yrs)
  • 1 x Maximum Spray ( suitable from 3 yrs for areas worldwide requiring maximum protections. Endorsed by the Hospital for Tropical Diseases)

Jungle Formula Giveaway

Entering is easy – just let us know all about your favourite family outdoor activities this summer! 

You can enter three different ways:

  1.  Leave a comment below on this blog post;
  2.  Leave a comment on the Baby Routes Facebook page;
  3.  Post a picture of your favourite outdoor family activities on Instagram with the hashtag #JungleFormula and tagging @BabyRoutes . 

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Don’t forget to leave your email address and how you have entered on the Rafflecopter widget below. Without it, your entry will not be registered. All entries will be verified. 

You have until midnight on Monday 21st August 2017 to enter

Three winners will be picked at random shortly afterwards and announced on the blog here and on social media. 

Full T’s & C’s can be found on the Rafflecopter widget below. 

Good luck!

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Readers should be aware that I was sent Jungle Formula products for the purpose of testing them out before arranging this giveaway. As usual, all opinions, writing and giveaway over-excitement remain entirely my own!





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  1. Taking my one year old daughter on her first bike ride and up her first Munro!

    • Lyndsey on August 14, 2017 at 09:13
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    we love going to the woods

    • Ann-Marie Gould on August 14, 2017 at 10:08
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    we love a picnic up on the hills of the Quantocks in Somerset

    • Keith Hunt on August 14, 2017 at 12:40
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    A picnic at the sidmouth donkey sanctuary

    • Rena Plumridge on August 14, 2017 at 12:52
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    We love going to north Devon and walking to crow point and such places

    • Kim Neville on August 14, 2017 at 14:01
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    We like exploring different parks and walking round big lakes

    • Zara Roberts on August 14, 2017 at 17:10
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    Having family bbqs

    • iain maciver on August 14, 2017 at 18:49
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    love having a picnic

    • laura stewart on August 14, 2017 at 19:36
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    going for walks up ito the woods x

    • esme mccrubb on August 14, 2017 at 19:39
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    going for trips to the beach

    • laura banks on August 14, 2017 at 19:48
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    we go fishing

    • Rachel Craig on August 14, 2017 at 20:21
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    Trip to Whitby, enjoyed the delicious fish and chips. Great shops. We were lucky with the weather :- Beautiful sunny day. Enjoyed seeing people with their dogs, they certainly seem to enjoy having pet dog. We saw many breeds. Also great pet shop, and managed to get nice treats of toys etc for pet budgie. So family and pet benefitted from our wonderful Summer’s day out.

    • MARK HOPKINS on August 14, 2017 at 20:50
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    We go hiking in and around the Lake district and then we do some boating.

    • Alice Dixon on August 14, 2017 at 20:52
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    We’ve been enjoying going for walks and taking a picnic

    • caroline kelly on August 14, 2017 at 22:03
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    Strawberry picking, got attacked by midges tho

    • jacqui rankine on August 15, 2017 at 11:36
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    We like adventuring in parks etc

    • Ruth Harwood on August 15, 2017 at 14:30
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    We went a hike up the mountains to tire out the kids lol!!

    • Deirdre M on August 15, 2017 at 15:08
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    Taking the little lady to the beach for the first time. Its been super-cute watching how excited she gets splashing about in the water!

    • Tracy Newton on August 15, 2017 at 16:31
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    We love being outside, going for walks and playing in the park

    • Jade Hewlett on August 15, 2017 at 17:21
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    Going for walks and having picnics in the park

    • Isabell Whitenstall on August 15, 2017 at 21:03
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    We love going to the park, we go at least twice a week because its our favourite place.

    • Sarah Fielding on August 15, 2017 at 21:07
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    Definitely camping! I love it!

    • Sheena Batey on August 15, 2017 at 21:45
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    Going for long walks in the countryside in the sunshine.

    • Debbie Birchall on August 15, 2017 at 22:14
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    Walking along the beach, fossil hunting.

    • astrid on August 16, 2017 at 07:56
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    we love going to the beach

    • Clare Hubbard on August 16, 2017 at 09:49
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    We have loved visiting different national trusts this summer

    • Rachel white on August 16, 2017 at 12:51
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    We love bike riding as a family. .. there’s 7 of us … nothing hardcore just scenic

    • Tracy Hanley on August 17, 2017 at 10:22
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    We went to diggerland , it was a big hit with my granddaughter , she got to drive a JCB and was so happy

    • Samantha Atherton on August 17, 2017 at 20:25
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    we like to go pond dipping, Newts are our favorite find.

    • Zoe Brown on August 17, 2017 at 21:11
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    love going to the sea side

    • Karen Harrison on August 18, 2017 at 10:35
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    • maria blythin on August 18, 2017 at 14:10
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    picnics at the park, snail saving and days at the river x

    • ELZBIETA ZNYK on August 18, 2017 at 14:33
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    We visit Dino Park and there was fantastic, we had great time, lots of fun!

    • Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog) on August 18, 2017 at 16:28
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    walks and picnics

    • Maria P on August 18, 2017 at 22:45
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    we love walks along the nearby canal

    • rose howie on August 19, 2017 at 09:16
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    UH! Midgies! Lovely photos, forest walks are the best 🙂

    • Hilda Wright on August 19, 2017 at 10:14
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    We love to be out walking up hills and moors in the Peak District. A fair bit of camping too! We’re all year round all weather outdoors people!

    • Zoe C on August 19, 2017 at 11:54
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    Definitely family cycle rides

    • Joanna Ford on August 19, 2017 at 12:36
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    I like doing treasure trails

    • Dale Dow on August 19, 2017 at 13:24
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    we love having BBQ’s where we invite all our family and friends, even the rain can’t stop us!

    • SARAH BIRKETT on August 19, 2017 at 13:45
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    long walks with the dog,, these lead to all sorts of games and adventures

    • Amy Pest on August 19, 2017 at 14:52
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    • cheryl hadfield on August 19, 2017 at 14:58
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    family walks in the park

  2. We have done a lot of exploring our local area, we have had overseas family visiting, its felt like a holiday for us too.

    • hayley pemberton on August 19, 2017 at 15:21
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    my girls love helping me garden

    • hannah igoe on August 19, 2017 at 15:23
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    We loved going in a wildlife hunt looking for bugs, beetles and butterflys

    • emma walters on August 19, 2017 at 15:27
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    we have recently started geocaching, my boys love it x

    • Kristie Metcalfe on August 19, 2017 at 16:10
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    Exploring the local woods and getting to know the local area that we live in.

    • Stephen Temperton on August 19, 2017 at 17:32
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    We have a national trust pass so we’re always visiting parklands for walks

    • Pat on August 19, 2017 at 17:49
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    Camping in the Forest of Dean – walks, eating outdoors, a river trip, puddle and mud jumping. No tv, lots of I-Spy and memory games and night time trips to the loo 🙂

    • chloe brill on August 19, 2017 at 18:13
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    • Simone Griffin on August 19, 2017 at 18:16
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    Family picnics x

    • Susan Hoggett on August 19, 2017 at 18:39
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    a picnic on the beach

      • Kathryn on August 20, 2017 at 07:12
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      We’ve been flying a kite, playing pooh sticks and rolling down grassy banks!

    • Katy Malkin on August 19, 2017 at 19:41
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    Love doing ‘gardening’ with little wheelbarrows, digging, planting herbs etc

    • Tasha on August 19, 2017 at 19:59
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    We love going for walks in the woods

  3. Beach day rock pooling and crabbing in New Brighton

    • Sarah McAvoy on August 19, 2017 at 22:43
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    These look fab

    • Angela Boucher on August 20, 2017 at 08:16
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    Enjoying a walk on the beach with my kids and dog.

    • Debbie Gilbert on August 20, 2017 at 09:35
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    Walks along the beach at low tide

    • Jodie A Green on August 20, 2017 at 09:50
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    We love days over Cannock Chase, exploring with wildlife and nature. We take a picnic and ball and have a great family day!

  4. Geocaching

    • Claire glace on August 20, 2017 at 11:39
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    Going to the aqua park in the new forest, such a brilliant kids thing to do, old fashioned fun…

    • Miss Tracy Hanson on August 20, 2017 at 12:25
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    We took the kids to the woods and had a picnic with them and the 3 dogs. Was a great day, wasn’t sure who was tired the most though. Looking forward to going to the coast next week too.

    • Emily Hutchinson on August 20, 2017 at 12:50
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    Walking, cheap, easy, and fun

    • Laura Corrall on August 20, 2017 at 13:04
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    We’re been building dens in the woods. My youngest loved finding different sized sticks and using our dog as a way to carry them haha.

    • Rich Tyler on August 20, 2017 at 13:13
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    Going to the Geronimo Festival with the kiddies, seeing cbeebies peeps on stage

    • Sheila Reeves on August 20, 2017 at 13:19
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    Love having a picnic on Dunstable Downs – great views on a clear day

    • Chris Bull on August 20, 2017 at 13:25
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    Family picnics at the park, it’s lovely and local and means we get to stay all day as only take 10 minutes to walk home 🙂

    • katie w on August 20, 2017 at 13:49
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    going to the beach

    • sarah parker on August 20, 2017 at 14:31
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    we love hiking this year 🙂

    • Hayley Todd on August 20, 2017 at 14:41
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    We love spending time outdoors as a family. We are regularly to be found trekking around the countryside, going off the beaten path and generally exploring! We love hill climbing and rambling too.

    • Kristy L Brown on August 20, 2017 at 15:42
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    We like to head into the hills

    • Alice B on August 20, 2017 at 15:46
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    We love going walking and trying to identify all the plant and tree species

    • lucy underwood on August 20, 2017 at 16:01
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    Pond dipping is my favourite outdoor activity

    • jamie Millard on August 20, 2017 at 16:02
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    a trip to the country park and the ziplines.

    • Kim Styles on August 20, 2017 at 16:24
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    Long days at the Beach with family and dog- great walks and fresh air!!

    • Sheena Read on August 20, 2017 at 16:38
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    Walking and at this time of year picking blackberries.

    • Angela Kelly on August 20, 2017 at 16:52
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    We’ve had some great water fights!

    • Anthea Holloway on August 20, 2017 at 19:04
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    We have had some super times in the swimming pool this summer.

    • Lee Whittaker on August 20, 2017 at 19:17
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    A walk looking for wildlife or simply taking a ball to the park. Keeps them entertained for hours!

    • Charlie Lovatt on August 20, 2017 at 19:27
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    Running around in long grass, climbing trees and just being tech free

    • nicky pearce on August 20, 2017 at 19:36
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    adventuring in parks

    • Kyomi Johnson on August 20, 2017 at 20:15
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    Taking the dog on adventures

    • Rochelle Lear on August 20, 2017 at 20:15
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    walking in the woods and taking a picnic

    • claire little on August 20, 2017 at 20:25
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    trips to the park

    • Tammy neal on August 20, 2017 at 21:05
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    Trips to the park x

    • olivia Kirby on August 20, 2017 at 21:08
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    We have had a lovely holiday away to Yorkshire and other than that it’s been trips to the park and visiting relatives

    • Jemma Dwyer on August 20, 2017 at 21:27
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    We love riding out bikes 🙂

    • Leanne weir on August 20, 2017 at 21:34
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    We love to go camping

    • Rebecca Funnell on August 20, 2017 at 21:46
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    We love going camping x

    • Hayley Payne on August 20, 2017 at 22:44
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    We loved glamping in the Scottish Highlands but hated the dreaded midge. We could do with this for when we go back next year we love walking in the Highlands. Achmelvich Beach was also amazing.

    • Kat lucas on August 20, 2017 at 22:50
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    We love going to the local duck pond

    • Hekna on August 20, 2017 at 23:24
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    We’ve been loving a good old walk around the local forest. Good on rainy and sunny days.

    • Lisa Evans on August 20, 2017 at 23:39
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    We love going to the beach!

    • Natalie Crossan on August 20, 2017 at 23:55
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    Trips to the beach or the park 😀

    • John on August 21, 2017 at 22:05
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    Family bike rides,going to the beach and friends and family bbq’s (weather permitting).

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