Kozi Kidz Blog
Hallowe’en is on the horizon, closely followed by Bonfire Night. Both are great fun, but please do bear in mind the sound advice below. Plus, of course, make sure youngsters are wrapped up warm against the Autumn chills with our base layers, insulated tops, waterproofs, hats, gloves and socks.
Some simple safety guidelines for youngsters.
· Only to go to houses where you or your friends know the people and know you are welcome.
· Always go with an adult.
· Don’t talk to strangers.
· Stay safe and keep to areas that you know and are well-lit. Do not take short...
Schools are open again and it’s time to look ahead to holidays – long, short and opportunist. Why not go green, enjoy and protect the great outdoors and offset your carbon footprint by choosing sustainable and environmentally conscious activities as you explore Britain's glorious countryside?
Love the land
There is a wide range of opportunities to enjoy and appreciate the lush and varied natural landscape. There are 46 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) across the UK, from the spectacular Gower Peninsula in south Wales to the pretty Cotswolds region of England, up to scenic Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland and...
Picture credit: Eleanor Bentall (rspb-images.com)
As the hype around Christmas is already beginning, we think it’s not too soon to mention the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch in January. The world’s largest garden wildlife survey, now in its 37th year, takes place on 30 and 31 January 2016. Since it began it has provided valuable information about the changes in numbers of birds using our gardens in winter.
As well as counting their feathered friends, the RSPB is also asking participants to log some of the other wildlife they see in their gardens and green spaces such as hedgehogs, foxes, stoats and squirrels, to help build an...
Picture: Above Loch Lomond looking to Inchcailloch Credit: Loch Lomond & Trossachs NPA
At Kozi Kidz, we love exploring outdoors and enjoy a wide range of activities. There’s no question that children love the freedom of wild swimming, often appearing to be indifferent to the cold though it pays to play safe by keeping close to the bank or shore and only jumping into unknown water after checking the depth and possible obstructions. Even in the summer, it can feel nippy after a swim but a cuddly fleece will soon restore spirits.
Wild Things Publishing - www.wildthingspublishing.com – has Wild Summer Challenges with some great...
A bioblitz tree walk in Burley, New Forest Copyright: New Forest NPA
National Parks England has found that England’s national parks are among the very best places in the country for wildlife, providing much-needed homes for many of our most rare and threatened plants and animals.
As well as having some of the largest areas of limestone pavement in the UK, the Yorkshire Dales National Park is home to the amazing figures of more than 1,000 species of moths, around 100 species of nesting birds, over 25 species of butterflies and more than 30 species of mammals – including rare red squirrels and dormice. We’ve always known that...
Photo: Face painting at Brockhole; courtesy of Cumbria Tourism - © Steven Barber Photography
Commissioned by child mobility experts, Britax, 'The Family Time' report exploredfamily lifestyles and adventures in the UK; 65% of the 2000 parents surveyed agreed that family time outside is fun. However, almost one in five (18%) families labelled it as 'stressful' with a further 41% worrying about their child's safety when they are outdoors.
The unpredictable British weather is a key factor for families staying at home for over 50% of parents (54%). Happily, we have solutions for that barrier to fun outdoors so please check out our