SKYWALKING in Surrey: Taking The Treehouse to the treetops

When The Big Adventure Family were invited to try out the challenging treetop courses at ‘Skywalk Adventure’, we didn’t need to be asked twice. But there was one small problem…. infact two small problems…. you need to be a minimum of 8 years old to take part, and at only 4 years old and 7 […]

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The climbing bug

It was all about the camping when we booked it – just a nice place to go away as a large group, not too far away, and hang out in the sunshine and let the kids play. The fact that there was an indoor climbing wall and outdoor climbing tower at the campsite was an […]

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Family, friends, fire, food and follies

Sometimes it’s easy to overlook what is right there in front of you. We spend a lot of time travelling, camping and adventuring far and wide across the UK (and indeed Europe) and yet right here under our very noses in Oxfordshire is some of the most spectacular scenery and amazing camping, which up until […]

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A French camping secret we are willing to share…

The perfect family camping destination in France…..? We know it, but do you? We are only telling you this because you’re special…. so don’t go telling too many others! One of our (many) homes away from home is the beautiful Dordogne area in south-west France, up river from Bordeaux. I spent much of my childhood […]

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Campervanning with the cousins in Cornwall

With Adventure Daddy away in India, and feeling a little fed up with house renovations, Oskar and I were in need of some adventure. Luckily having an identical twin, one can always be sure that there is someone not too far away that feels the same! Cue some last-minute spontaneous adventure! Yeaaaaaaaaaah! With the campervan […]

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Don’t mention the adventure playground….

It was an easy mistake to make: “If you’re good on the cycle and eat up all your lunch then we can go to the adventure playground at the end of the day”. Cue…. all-day whinging about going to the adventure playground. Parenting 101 epic fail. But other than that this was a most awesome […]

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Farm park fun

If you are looking for a hassle-free, fun-filled weekend to keep the kids entertained and utterly wear them out, then look no further than Cotswold Farm Park. What an utterly brilliant place! Now as the parents of a three year old, we have spent a fair amount of time at farms, farm parks, adventure playgrounds […]

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Let them eat cake…

A general lack of communication meant that this was a three-cake weekend. Awesome. This camping weekend was planned as a birthday celebration for my school mate Milky – a chance to get four families together who are normally splattered all over the UK, and just spend some quality time together. Worcestershire was chosen as the […]

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Family Cycling Heaven

Got kids? Got bikes? Then get yourselves to the New Forest in Hampshire. In fact, even if you haven’t got bikes, get yourselves there and hire some. And if you can’t ride a bike… learn! We always knew the New Forest was a wonderful place, but something about this trip has just had us beaming from ear […]

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Warwickshire redemption – Day 2

Back in February we spent a weekend in Warwickshire as part of our XCounty Challenge. We’ve already written about our interesting (!) first day’s explorations around Warwick Castle and now here’s the blog about day 2 (finally)! On Sunday morning we woke up to some pretty abysmal weather, which certainly wasn’t conducive to being out […]

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