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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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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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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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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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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Life – 1 Blogging – 0

Our careers as bloggers had got off to an enthusiastic and focused start and I think we’d done pretty well in wheeling out the old blogs. But as you may have noticed, you haven’t heard from us in a while. This is because ‘normal life’ has well and truly exploded during March – the amalgamation […]

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