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We love Camping!

Family Camping Checklist:  What should we take?

Just sitting here thinking of a couple of friends who have gone camping for the first time with their kids, the weather couldn’t be worse for them this week.  We’ve text a few times, the gazebo has collapsed in the wind, a tarpaulin has taken flight and they’re currently hiding in the Children’s Play Barn.  […]

Camping with a dog

What to take camping for your dog?

We’ve just returned home from 2 weeks of camping in the UK, we tried out 4 different sites which I will write about soon.  In October last year we got a dog, so we find camping perfect for us as a family.  I can sit in a field and drink beer, my daughter can run […]

Forest School for Kids

Summer Holiday Camps for Kids

Outdoor Holiday Activities for Kids near St Albans I really didn’t think this one through.  On Sunday we arrived home after two weeks of camping; playing in the woods, tenting it and building fires.  So, when I checked my diary and realised I had booked my daughter in for a Bushcraft Survivor Course with Wild […]

Travel with Kids

We love Camping!

Family Camping Checklist:  What should we take?

Just sitting here thinking of a couple of friends who have gone camping for the first time with their kids, the weather couldn’t be worse for them this week.  We’ve text a few times, the gazebo has collapsed in the wind, a tarpaulin has taken flight and they’re currently hiding in the Children’s Play Barn.  […]

Camping with a dog

What to take camping for your dog?

We’ve just returned home from 2 weeks of camping in the UK, we tried out 4 different sites which I will write about soon.  In October last year we got a dog, so we find camping perfect for us as a family.  I can sit in a field and drink beer, my daughter can run […]

Geocaching Competition

Win a Trip of a Lifetime by Geocaching #mwgeotrail

I’m all up for an opportunity to win a FREE trip courtesy of Mountain Warehouse.  I love travelling and my daughter is turning into quite the intrepid traveller.  I have no idea where we would go if we won.  Anyhow, the task was simple really and involved one of our favourite activities Geocaching.  We had […]

Kids & Tech

recommended ipad apps

7 Recommended iPad apps for 7 year olds

With Summer holidays looming I thought it may be an idea to share a few of our favourite iPad apps.  Finding new apps can be a bit of a minefield.  I’ve lost count of the number of iPad apps we have downloaded and it turns out they were rubbish. You can’t always trust online reviews […]

Instructions for Setting Time Limits on an iPad

How to set time limits on an iPad

Worried about your kids spending too much time on iPads? I haven’t found the perfect solution for setting time limits on an iPad yet.  I was hoping for an app, that as soon as my 7-year old picked it up and started playing a timer would start and lock her out after a set period […]

roosterbank

Manage your Children’s Pocket Money with an App

Roosterbank Allows you to Manage your Kid’s Pocket Money Your example is everything when it comes to teaching your children about money – Rachael Cruze I’m crap with money and always have been.  However, I would like to instil in my daughter the value of money and getting her saving from an early age.  I’m […]

Kid’s Activities

Forest School for Kids

Summer Holiday Camps for Kids

Outdoor Holiday Activities for Kids near St Albans I really didn’t think this one through.  On Sunday we arrived home after two weeks of camping; playing in the woods, tenting it and building fires.  So, when I checked my diary and realised I had booked my daughter in for a Bushcraft Survivor Course with Wild […]

Small Trampolines for Kids

Trampoline for a Small Garden

I don’t know what possessed me to agree to an 8ft Trampoline from Asda.  Our garden is tiny, at most measuring approximately 20 x 30 feet.  The look on my husband’s face when the trampoline arrived said it all really as I hadn’t told him it was coming.  It took a bit of persuading to […]

Den Building for Small Gardens

How to build a simple den with kids

How to Make a Den You know when you see something so simple and genius and have to share……. As a child I spent hours building Dens which we call Forts in Canada We went to Lollibop UK last weekend at Hatfield House in Herts, a lot of it was targeted at younger children but […]

Reviews

We love Camping!

Family Camping Checklist:  What should we take?

Just sitting here thinking of a couple of friends who have gone camping for the first time with their kids, the weather couldn’t be worse for them this week.  We’ve text a few times, the gazebo has collapsed in the wind, a tarpaulin has taken flight and they’re currently hiding in the Children’s Play Barn.  […]

Forest School for Kids

Summer Holiday Camps for Kids

Outdoor Holiday Activities for Kids near St Albans I really didn’t think this one through.  On Sunday we arrived home after two weeks of camping; playing in the woods, tenting it and building fires.  So, when I checked my diary and realised I had booked my daughter in for a Bushcraft Survivor Course with Wild […]