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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...

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...