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Get ready for Pancake Day!

What on earth has Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day, got to do with outdoor clothing for kids, you ask? Well, we’re always up for new and interesting ways to be outside, and Pancake Day offers loads of opportunities. Plus it’s the one day of the year when it’s socially acceptable to throw your food, making it especially fun for kids everywhere! This year it’s on 28 February. So get your frying pan, get your togs on and have a go at some of these…

Pancake Races

Perhaps the most common way to celebrate with pancakes in the UK (apart from eating them) is to hold a pancake race. The idea is simple:...

Posted by in Advice, General News on Feb 13, 2017 .

Five Easy Ways To Get Outdoors This Half Term

The lure of the outdoors is often weak on dreary February days. Cosy fires, blankets, books and TV come calling instead.

There’s nothing wrong with that, of course, but this time of year can be a magical time to be outside, with snowdrops and other early bulbs signalling the start of spring. Plus getting active in the fresh air for a while helps lift moods, burns energy and relieves cabin fever.

So whatever your local patch of outdoors looks like, here are some low-cost ways to get out there and enjoy it.

  1. Treasure hunts

Kids from preschoolers to preteens love treasure...

Posted by in Advice, General News on Feb 10, 2017 .

We’re not talking news, politics or work here. We’re talking resolutions.

We might seem a little late to the conversation, but with data suggesting that around two-thirds of us have broken our New Year’s resolutions by the end of January now is the perfect time to get planning.

February is a great time to commit to a new habit. Life has returned to normal after the holiday period, you’re more in tune with what your routines and regular habits are. Spring is not too far away so things are looking up, but the year is still new.

So, consider January your free trial month for the year. 2017 starts here.

The benefits of...

Posted by in General News, Reviews on Feb 10, 2017 .

Before Christmas, we sent mum and blogger, Pink Pear Bear, some of our outdoor gear to test, here's what she thought.

'As you can see in the video, we have taken our job of writing a Kozi Kidz review very seriously and I am happy to say we give them a huge thumbs up! Everything has required a wash after a very muddy bike ride at the Forest of Dean cycle centre and it was a doddle to both wash and dry with no shrinkage or adverse effects from being in the machine and still totally waterproof, which is the thing that has annoyed me about washing previous waterproof jackets, needing to use a special solution to rewash after. My son’s...

Posted by in General News on Aug 31, 2016 .

L to R: Sustrans Director Gordon Clarke, Transport Minister Chris Hazzard and Dr Eddie Rooney, PHA Chief Executive with pupils from St Joseph's Primary, east Belfast and Pond Park Primary

Cycling charity Sustrans been awarded the contract to deliver the Active School Travel programme until 2021. The £2.25 million programme, jointly funded by the Department for Infrastructure and the Public Health Agency (PHA), helps to increase physical activity in children, reduce congestion around schools, and so improve health and road safety awareness. The Programme began in 2013 and since then 191 schools have enrolled with more than 60,000...

The Camping and Caravanning Club has joined forces with The Explorer Group, manufacturer of Compass caravans, and leading family adventure website Get Out with the Kids, to launch a year-long campaign aimed at encouraging families to spend time together exploring the UK.

The campaign began with the Club and The Explorer Group handing a brand new six-berth Compass Casita caravan to the team behind Get Out with the Kids, Gav Grayston, his wife Shell and their three young children, Lucy, Amy and Tom. The kids have called it Casper.

Tow car partner Peugeot has made available a new 508 SW tow car for the duration of the campaign, making...

Posted by in Advice, General News on Jul 29, 2016 .

‘Do not take any more than is absolutely necessary’ is sound advice for happy touring from a pre-war copy of ‘The Scout' magazine many years ago. With the right attitude, families can easily trim back on the gear carried, explore further and enjoy new vistas every day. Themes can vary from castles to mountains or, perhaps, none at all except freedom from everyday care. Getting to know a new country, a new region or a succession of towns and villages. The only limit is your imagination.

There’s no need to compromise on comfort when picking and packing though you may need to adapt old habits. It takes a different mind-set to...

Outdoor learning can have a significant and positive impact on children’s quality of life but needs to be introduced more formally into global school curricula in order for its potential benefits to be fully realised, a new report suggests.

‘Student Outcomes and Natural Schooling’ has been produced by Plymouth University and Western Sydney University. It highlights the many and varied benefits to children of learning in the natural environment, not just from an educational perspective but also in terms of their behaviour, social skills, health and wellbeing, resilience, confidence and sense of place.

But it also says that in...