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 perfect festival for your outdoorsy family

Looking for a small, super-chilled, but active festival that you can enjoy with the kids? Look no further, we’ve found a total gem…… We really weren’t sure what to expect from the National Trust South-West Outdoor Festival – to be honest, I’m not even sure how I stumbled across it. But it looked like there […]

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MORE Farm Park fun in the sun

Scorchio. That’s the only way to describe this weekend. The UK heatwave has continued into almost its third week and this Sunday was the hottest day of the year so far at 32oC. Which is lovely. Except if you’re a rare breed of hairy goat or a shaggy-haired Highland Cattle. Yes, I did feel a […]

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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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A rhino called Alan

As every parent of a toddler/small child can testify, there is a strong positive correlation between the amount of time since your first child was born, and the number of hours spent petting small animals at farm parks. It’s scientifically proven. Needless to say, we have visited a great many farm and wildlife parks in […]

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We failed but that’s OK

17 family campouts in 2017 – that was our plan. Alas, we only made it to 14. Nevertheless, that 14 involved a total of 33 nights spent camping in the Great Outdoors, across 10 counties and in two countries. We slept in tents, camper vans, Alpine mountain huts, and ecodpods; and experienced everything from torrential […]

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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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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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A colourful kind of adventure

Not our usual outdoorsy weekend adventure but a new experience for us all and a whole load of family fun! This weekend we were involved in organising and running our local village Colour Run in aid of a fantastic local charity raising money for community and education projects in Southern Africa. And colourful it was! […]

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A Wolf-tastic evening.

Howling with wolves… A normal Friday night activity right? If you want a totally different but absolutely fascinating way to spend an evening, then look no further than ‘Howl Night’ at the UK Wolf Conservation Trust: the chance to learn about these incredible and often misunderstood animals, watch them up close, and communicate with them […]

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