30 Days Wild Challenge: Nature Mobiles and Nature Books

30 Days Wild, Nature Note-Book

It’s the 1st June and that means one thing – the very first day of the Wildlife Trusts’ 30 Days Wild challenge, with its aim to get us all outside enjoying nature in whatever way we can for every day of the month to come. We will be blogging about …

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Outdoor Activities: How to Make Nature Mobiles


We made a nature mobile as our first day’s activity for this year’s 30 Days Wild Challenge. It’s a really simple idea that works for kids of all ages – just obviously with tiny ones they will be most involved with the collecting of nature materials than in the tying of cotton!

We …

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Wildlife Wednesday: 30 Days Wild – How Wild Are You?

30 Days Wild Emma Bradshaw

The weather is improving and it is the perfect time to fling open the doors and spend as much time outdoors as possible. This June, the fantastic 30 Days Wild challenge is back again, seeing if we can all indulge our wild sides on a daily basis.

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Holiday Dreaming: Fun UK Camping & Sleepovers

Sky Den, Canopy & Stars, Unusual sleepover and camping locations, family uk

After April’s visions of family friendly cruising, my travel goggles are back on for this month’s Holiday Dreaming. It’s May and as the weather becomes more summery, my thoughts are turning to camping and glamping, so  this month I’m looking at ideas for fun and fabulous places for camping and sleepovers in the …

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Wildlife Wednesday: Dawn Chorus

If your children have become super early risers in the last month of so then there is a silver lining to that sleep-deprived cloud. Along with the natural alarm clock of lighter mornings and sunnier skies also comes a fantastic audio track of nature’s finest conjuring. The dawn chorus is …

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And the winner is…

Thank you so much for all your entries to win an iHere Smart Key Finder and Selfie Remote. I’ve enjoyed reading all your comments and with over 600 entries I am relieved to know I am by no means alone in having difficulty keeping track on my keys sometimes!

There can only be one winner …

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A Sunday Staycation in Sonning

Paddling in the Thames, Sonning, Berkshire, UK

With the economic uncertainties of recent years British families have been tending towards a ‘staycation’ over a holiday abroad. Frankly it is not hard to see why. Economy worries aside, family holidays are expensive at the best of times and our country has a lot to offer in terms of …

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Wildlife Wednesday: Save our Prickles – it’s Hedgehog Awareness Week!

Hedgehog Awareness Week

This week is Hedgehog Awareness Week and the British Hedgehog Preservation Society is asking all of us to do just one thing positive for our beloved British little prickly friends this week. I don’t need to tell you that we are a bit hedgehog crazy in this house and I’m pleased to have welcomed …

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Review & Competition: iHere Smart Key Finder & Selfie Remote

iHere Key Finder

If you ask my close friends and family they will tell you that I am forever losing my personal possessions. Not on a permanent basis. Just long enough to make me late for the train or cause moderate panic as I convince myself that the very-expensive-to-replace keys to our holiday …

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Wildlife Wednesday: The Toads of Toad Hall

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame is a particular favourite of Roo’s. Living near the section of rural Thames that inspired the book and exploring its many footpaths and familiar wildlife daily, it was always going to hit close to home for our mini-nature-enthusiast-come-book-worm. Roo also loves a particularly beautiful tableaux …

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