Have wheels will travel….

Today is the day that most people in the U.K. are feeling glum – it’s officially the last day of the Christmas holidays and most will go back to work tomorrow (including Morts, but not me, I get one extra cheeky day… hoorah!) But rather than sitting at home feeling sorry for ourselves, it’s time […]

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New Challenges for a new year!

2016 was a turbulent year for us as a family and as a result it involved a lot of change, but thankfully all the changes in the second half of the year were positive, intentioned changes that we made for the good of our family. We now find ourselves starting 2017 in a pretty good […]

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The Big Rocks

Friday 30th December had been earmarked in the diary as a ‘Family Adventure Day’ for some time…. It was the one quiet day in amongst all the Christmas craziness and the day before everything ramped up again for the New Year. We knew that after all the visitors, the family, the eating, drinking and the […]

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A Frosty Morning Adventure

On a cold, frosty morning during that period between Boxing Day and New Years Eve where everyone is full of cheese and no one knows what day of the week it is, we decided to head out early to have ourselves a mini breakfast adventure. We packed our bag with rolled oats, hot drinks, and […]

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Happy Christmas from The Big Adventure Family!

We must have all been good this year because Father Christmas really came up trumps….. The Big Adventure Family are now happy and proud new owners of some shiny new mountain bikes! Lucky us! Not being great materalists, we didn’t want to presents for the sake of presents this Christmas, but wanted to give each […]

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Purple prickles

Who is this creature with terrible claws…. And terrible teeth in it’s terrible jaws…… Oh help… oh no…. it’s the Gruffalo!   Although in our household, this beautiful forest is affectionately just termed the ‘Gruffalo Forest’, its proper name is Wendover Woods. It’s deep, it’s dark, and yes, the Gruffalo lives there (or at least […]

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Forest Fridays

Fridays have become my absolute favourite day of the week and here’s why…. Come rain or shine, every Friday I spend the day with a fantastic bunch of adventurous mummies in a beautiful forest, with all our kids playing together, exploring, climbing, den-building, running, chasing, rolling, foraging, walking, throwing, catching, paddling, and ultimately, learning and […]

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A breakfast microadventure

Who would have thought that breakfast itself could be an adventure? But you know what, a quick bike ride and a couple of alfresco Weetabix later and Oskar and I have already had a microadventure; we have a story to tell, some funny events to laugh about together, and it’s not even 9am! When I […]

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Messing about on the River

What do you get if you put two rowdy toddlers, one tall Dane with no natural balance, two slightly hungover friends and an excitable four year old into a punt? As it turns out – an absolutely brilliant day! The ingredients should really have spelled disaster and although there were some near misses with regards to […]

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Forest of Dean Fun

Gloucestershire – you are the chosen one!  Note to self… when going on a cycling micro-adventure, remember the padded shorts! OK, so my derriere may be a little bruised, but try to stop me smiling! This momentous weekend marked the official beginning of our self-imposed Cross County Challenge and the big decision of which county to head […]

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