National Parks Week 2017

National Parks Week 2017

This year in the UK, National Parks Week falls between the 24th and 30th July. This annual celebration of our 15 stunning National Parks, features a range of events and ways that you and your family can join in. To

Escape from Technology and Embrace the Outdoors

Escape from Technology and Embrace the Outdoors

Our lives today have been made infinitely easier by the advent of modern technology. We have smart TV’s, tablets and smartphones that can keep us entertained for hours. We can order our shopping online and have it delivered to our

Summer Adventure Bundle Giveaway

Summer Adventure Bundle Giveaway

As the warmer days and longer nights are upon us, I wanted to find a way to kick start a summer of adventure. If you’ve got a idea at the back of your mind, something that you’ve always wanted to

Plan an Adventure for Wild Night Out 2017

Plan an Adventure for Wild Night Out 2017

What is Wild Night Out? If you haven’t heard of it before, Wild Night Out is the ‘UK’s most adventurous fundraiser’ and this year takes place on Saturday 1st July. Now in it’s second year, it’s a great opportunity for

Update on my Walking Challenge for The Lullaby Trust

Update on my Walking Challenge for The Lullaby Trust

As you may know, I have set myself a big challenge for this summer. In about 10 days time, I plan to set out on a 50 mile walk in aid of The Lullaby Trust following the Northamptonshire Round. I’ve been

The Jurassic Coast & Portland

The Jurassic Coast & Portland

During our recent stay at Andrewhayes Holiday Park, we took the opportunity to drive along the coast, from Lyme Regis to Portland. This stretch, which forms part of the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site, is one of the most beautiful

Forest School Taster Session

Forest School Taster Session

Attending Forest School sessions has so many benefits for children. Me and Finn jumped at the chance to attend a taster session and try out some of the activities on offer.

The Best Binoculars for 2017

The Best Binoculars for 2017

Binoculars are so much more than a sightseeing accessory; they are an essential part of your hiking kit and could even prove useful in an emergency. Getting the best binoculars does not always mean buying the most expensive brand, it

Turn #TearsIntoSmiles with Elastoplast

Turn #TearsIntoSmiles with Elastoplast

This post is an entry for the BritMums #TearsintoSmiles Challenge, sponsored by Elastoplast.  We love spending time outdoors as a family. It’s a great way to enjoy some quality time together and have some fun. However, it’s not without challenges,

Microadventures and finding time to GetOutside

Microadventures and finding time to GetOutside

I heard something the other day that stopped me in my tracks. It was a radio advert for a heart charity and a young heart attack victim said that she’s always considered herself to be active, but actually she was