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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...

Posted by in Advice, General News on Jul 11, 2016 .

To the woods! To the woods!

Beach holidays are great fun and perfect for days out – or even days and days - but there’s something quite magical about exploring a forest. Forest Holidays offer a brilliant way to enjoy family time together with an emphasis on being active outdoors. From following streams to finding out about wildlife, there’s no shortage of themes for all ages.

We’re really taken by the idea of building a den. In urban environments, there really isn’t the opportunity so woodland escapes have to be a win. It encourages children to use their imagination, work together and enjoy the result of their efforts....

Posted by in General News, Reviews on Jul 07, 2016 .

'If you are regular readers of our blog you’ll know we are big fans of Kozi Kidz – a range of Swedish designed, fashionable, and functional outdoor clothing for kids from six months to 10 years.

Our friends over at Kozi Kidz sent over a Torr rain jacket and trouser set to try out.

The Torr Rain Jacket is available in colours to suit all tastes and preferences and the trousers are available in black.

We opted for the Navy Sea colour.'

Read the full article here

Posted by in General News on Jul 06, 2016 .

The New Forest National Park offers a landscape with a network of quiet country roads and waymarked cycling routes offering more than 100 miles of dedicated traffic-free gravel tracks ideal for families. The land is largely flat, though not at all boring, making cycling an easy and enjoyable way to get around for people of all ages and abilities. 

If pedaling doesn’t appeal and driving is a bore, then the most convenient way to travel around the New Forest National Park by public transport is the New Forest Tour Running across the key summer season from June to September, its three inter-connecting circular routes link many of the...

An area for families to pitch camp is usually seen as a festival essential as here at Kendal Calling. Credit: Dave Willis/CTB

From crazy, hard-driving anarchy, the character of music festivals has changed beyond recognition. Not only in terms of content and focus but also size. Families are now well-catered for at festivals all around the UK with child-friendly activities and less intimidating numbers.

Camp Bestival represents most of the best of the developments, is targeted at families with small children and promotes the idea that ‘Kids are king’. It’s a spin-off from the Isle of Wight’s Bestival, both organised by BBC...

Posted by in Advice, General News on Jun 17, 2016 .

Jumping off walls is such fun!

It’s easy to believe that our children are active – after all, they’re lively, noisy and full of beans. But are they doing enough for them to be healthy in the longer term? According to NHS Choices, there are key points to bear in mind. The website is clear and we’re not going to hijack the content but here’s some food for thought that may make you take a look.

To stay healthy or to improve their health, young people need to do three types of physical activity each week, namely, aerobic exercise and exercises to strengthen their bones and their muscles. The amount of physical activity needed...

'Over half term we packed up the car and ventured up north to Durham for a week of half term fun. Of course going anywhere in the UK we always need to pack warm clothes and rain wear… especially when going up north 

 

The new trails were opened by local children last month

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is challenging people to run two new trails in the heart of the Dyfi forest – children are welcome to enjoy the adventure! The Tan-y-Coed trails, along with numerous other routes that wind through Wales’ forests, are a perfect escape for runners who are tired of running on the road or in the gym. They offer a unique running experience with long climbs and steep descents along forest roads and muddy unmade paths over roots, rocks and streams. The area is a compact playground for those who love fresh air and activity in mountain, fell,...