One of the things we’ve loved doing this summer was toasting marshmallows around a fire. The little boys actually did this in forest school last academic year as well, which they thought was brilliant, but it’s also something we enjoy doing at home. It’s also a fun thing to do when their friends come over.
Mud, diggers, more mud and more diggers – what more could a child want? If you haven’t heard of Diggerland you must check it out. There are five locations across the UK.
During summertime, when the weather is scorching, it’s easy to persuade everyone to get out into the open air and soak up the sunshine – but when things begin to cool down a little bit, you might find that your family becomes a little more reluctant to venture outdoors. Which is a shame, as this is a time of year when the outdoors can be most inspiring, beautiful, and fun!
Compatible personalities One of my favourite things about my children is the sense of adventure the four of them share. They love to explore and they love a good outdoor adventure. Although, they all have quite different personalities, they also have elements of their personalities that overlap. The area they all meet in the middle […]
I recently wrote about the benefits of bubble play – do your children like bubbles? All of my children have always loved them and found them rather captivating. They love all bubbles, from the tiny pots you get in party bags to the giant bubbles you see professional entertainers creating at festivals. There is just something […]
Holidays are a great way to spend time together as a family, but it isn’t always practical to head off to some far flung destination, never mind affordable for many people. If you accept that the weather could be doing pretty much anything and not let it affect you, there are plenty of lovely places […]
Welcome to part seven of our series on ‘Encouraging active children’. Do your children enjoy riding a scooter? The scooters get a lot of love in our family. Probably more so than the bikes because it is way easier to pop a load of scooters in the car than try and squeeze in bikes AND […]
Welcome to part eight of our series on little green fingers. Are you enjoying the garden with the children over the summer holidays? Do you know if you have hedgehogs in your garden? Did you know that choosing the right plants, shrubs and hedges could help save hedgehogs where you live? Hedgehogs are in decline […]