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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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 …

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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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Motorway Stop-Offs: The Lake District for a Day.

A591 Lake District Motorway Service Station Alternative

The Lake District for just a day? Aficionados of this UK tourist hotspot will no doubt be outraged by the title of this post! The captivating contrast of craggy mountain and deep still water that has inspired the likes of Wordsworth, Wainwright, Beatrix Potter and so many outdoor enthusiasts surely cannot be …

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Nature Crafts: How to Make a Nature Flower Crown

How to make a Nature Flower Crown

With summer solstice upon us it’s the perfect time to get a little closer to the natural world with some nature-themed activities. Making a nature  flower crow can be adapted for all ages and can be as simple or elaborate as you fancy, with plenty of cheats for very little children. 

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Kit Review: Mummitroll Rain Suits by Tiny Trolls of Norway

Tiny Trolls of Norway Rain Suit Review

 

Sometimes the weather puts up a barrier to just simply opening the door and getting out there. A physical barrier that, fortunately, is usually easily removed by putting on the right layers or protective clothing. 

When it comes to hiking, we are fairly well practiced at finding the right …

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Days Out: The Wonder Woods & Gardens of Stonor Park, Henley-on-Thames

My first encounter with Stonor Park was in pre-baby days. My husband and I set out on a walk starting from just outside the impressively grand gates. We climed through the gorgeous deer park overlooking the house on the Shakespeare Way and continuing over the ridge of the hill beyond …

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