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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...

Posted by in Competitions on Aug 27, 2015 .

Take a look at our back to school competiton with the Family Traveller Magazine to win one of three Regn Kappa Rain Coats.

All you have to do is answer the question and you could be sending your kids back to school looking good and staying dry!

Enter the competition here

Posted by in Advice on Aug 19, 2015 .

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...

Posted by in Awards on Aug 07, 2015 .

Our rainwear has won a range of awards from both the outdoors and parenting industry. Today we were announced as one of the winners from Slick Mummy's mummy must haves

Posted by in General News on Aug 05, 2015 .

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...

Posted by in Advice, General News on Aug 04, 2015 .

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

Posted by in Advice, General News on Jul 10, 2015 .

- Abbey ruins over the picturesque seaside town of Whitby are reached by the seemingly never-ending steps. Counting them is fun – well, once anyway!

 

Global Mouse always offers great ideas and inspiration for adventures so we would like to share with you our ten top family destinations to explore in the great county of Yorkshire; there are several in and around York itself. These only scratch the surface, of course, so we’d love to hear about your favourites.

York's Chocolate Story – eat your heart out Willie Wonka! Learn about chocolate's origins and its links with York.

Eureka! The National Children's Museum in Halifax...

Posted by in Reviews on Jul 09, 2015 .

Single Mother Ahoy, a popular blogger who reviews various kids gear, shares her opinions on our Spring / Summer 2015 favourite, the Regn Kappa Rain Coat

'Great things about this coat:

  • The coat is a longer length than normal, so that if you’re at the park and decide to go on the swings, there won’t be a wet bottom! This is also handy for sitting on damp benches.
  • There are velcro straps around the wrists, so that you can make them tight enough to avoid water dripping inside the arms whenever hands are raised.
  • It’s not one of those horrible, sweaty waterproofs that just means you get soaked in sweat instead of rain; S...