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Posted by in Advice, General News on May 27, 2016 .

The second edition of the best-selling ‘Wild Swimming’ photo guide is fully revised and expanded to include 150 new wild swimming locations in Britain plus new info for kids and families. It could transform family time outdoors - new book 

Whether by the sea, river or lake, the skills involved in keeping safe in open water are different to those in an indoor pool, where most swimming lessons take place. That’s why the ASA, the national governing body for swimming in England and the RNLI, the charity that saves lives at sea, got together to launch Swim Safe.

 

It’s an annual programme of improver swimming tuition and water...

Posted by in General News on May 19, 2016 .

Oscar - what a little cutie!

 

Little Oscar Wilkins, at just 21 months old, was one of the youngest visitors to the Royal Windsor Horse Show this month to sample life in the saddle on the mechanical horse RoboCob. The show was a key venue on the Take up the Reins tour of Great Britain. Those who enjoyed a ride received a goody bag with a booklet on getting started and vouchers for a £10 Equestrian Taster Experience (towards a riding session) and a free pair of riding gloves when buying their first pair of jodhpurs and boots.

The Take up the Reins campaign, devised by the British Equestrian Trade Association and supported by...

Posted by in General News on May 12, 2016 .

The Camping and Caravanning Club is challenging families and schools to get kids off the sofa and into the great outdoors for National Camping and Caravanning Week (NCCW).

 

NCCW is the Club’s major annual campaign to get the British public engaged with camping and caravanning, and to raise the profile of our great hobby. Its theme for 2016 is ‘Get Kids Outdoors with Camping’. To promote this, the Club invites schools and families to try the ‘Get Kids Outdoors Camping Challenge’. An activity pack, listing 50 activities kids can undertake while camping, was sent to thousands of schools around the UK, and can also be...

Posted by in General News on Apr 26, 2016 .

RSPB spelt out in torchlight Credit: Rahul Thanki/RSPB Images

 

Children and grown-ups alike are in for a treat over the upcoming summer holidays as the RSPB will be urging nature lovers to spend a night under the stars for its annual Big Wild Sleepout from 29-31 July. The charity is challenging children and their families across the UK to go on a mini-adventure, get wild and discover what goes bump in the night with the amazing nocturnal wildlife on their doorstep.

 

For the fourth year running, happy campers across the country will be encouraged to sleep out in their own gardens or outdoor spaces to get close to nature and...

Kielder Water offers a complete contrast to hectic urban environments

Under plans announced by Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss, every schoolchild in England will have the chance to visit our inspiring National Parks at each stage of their education - as new figures reveal only 10% of schoolchildren currently have access to outdoor learning.

Every child should learn about the way the countryside works

The new Plan for National Parks kickstarts a programme of activity to safeguard the future of these iconic landscapes, including by engaging young people throughout their education:

  • from primary school, bringing more...

Posted by in Advice, General News on Mar 31, 2016 .

Credit: Easy Camp

For most of campers, Easter marks the start of the season for adventures ‘under canvas’. It’s also a hectic time on sites and on the road as well as still being rather nippy in the morning and evening. Whatever your camping plans this year (we would love to hear about your adventures), here’s a useful list of tips to bear in mind.

 

·It is all too easy to look back and realise that your camping holidays have become gently embedded in a rut. Take a little time to think about where to go this year and for how long. Perhaps somewhere new or a healthy dose of reliable familiarity but with a...

Posted by in Awards, Reviews on Mar 18, 2016 .

There are good reasons why The Independent national newspaper and the specialist magazine Outdoor Enthusiast chose Kozi Kidz as their ‘Best Buys’ in waterproofs last month. After all, when it comes to function, comfort and outstanding value, Kozi Kidz leads the pack.

We set demanding standards in our choice of fabrics, our design criteria and the fit of our rain jackets and trousers. As well as keeping children warm and dry in wet and windy weather, waterproofs have to be durable to cope with the rough and tumble of play outside in the garden, park or playground.

You can find out more about function and fit here.

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Posted by in General News on Mar 14, 2016 .

We are proud to be members of the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) which has funded 74 projects in 36 different countries to the tune of €1.75 million over the past nine years.  The locations of these projects are not restricted by geographical boundaries. So far, projects have included the establishment of an environmental trail in Nepal, clean-up operations on a mountain peak in Kyrgyzstan, the protection of brown bears in northern Spain, replanting of native ‘virgin’ forest in the Czech Republic, creation of a trans-boundary hiking trail in Macedonia and Albania, protection of marsh fritillaries in Ireland and...