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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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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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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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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Best U.K. family adventure so far!

Dorset. Wow. We under-estimated you. The Easter long-weekend had gifted us with the possibility for a four-day adventure and we were keen to make the most of it. With spring in the air and the possibility of blue skies and perhaps even the golden orb that those in the southern hemisphere call the sun, we […]

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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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