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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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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Awkies

You noticed right? That awkward silence. The fact that we weren’t here. That your favourite adventure family seemed to NOT be adventuring, or at least not telling anyone about it. The latter is closer to the truth. There HAVE been adventures, albeit after a rather lengthy gap (to be explained in a later blog). But […]

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Alpine awesomeness

So as far as family campouts go, this was by far the coolest trip that we have completed. It totally blew our minds. And Oskar exceeded all our expectations of what a 3 year old is capable of. Read on if you want to find out about a more challenging, yet totally achievable family adventure […]

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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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Four seasons in one day

Ten minutes from the summit of Snowdon and we had to call it a day. The wind was epic – coming at us sideways and genuinely strong enough to blow us over. The rain was like bullets stinging our faces and we were basically in a cloud. A wet one. (No photos of this – […]

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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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