Our children love to be outside, they love everything about the garden and the great outdoors, they love wildlife and bugs, being crafty, and are generally much happier outside. That’s why we were so keen to find out a bit more about Willow & Wild.
How often do you visit the beach with your children? Our children absolutely love the beach and we visit day, night, rain, sun – anything goes. We can do that though as we live close to quite a few beaches. The bulk of the UK live no more than a couple of hours from the […]
We love a good hike. You can’t beat getting everyone out and walking and we are fortunate to have plenty of places to do that very close by. Hiking is great, but it can also be tricky if you don’t follow some safety rules. So if you’re new to this, it’s good to be prepared […]
Many years ago, several years before I became a parent, I worked with young offenders. Two girls and around ten boys. Their offences ranged from the occasional spot of shoplifting to setting buildings on fire and assault. It was the kind of job that meant I spent 80% of my time banging my head against […]
You’ve done all the research, saved all year round for the family holiday of your dreams, renewed the passports, booked the hire car, packed half your wardrobe and collected the euros. You’ve even made it to the airport in good time without falling out over directions on the way there – bonus, or better still […]
The best thing about growing your own fruit and vegetables is that it’s a triple win. Why? Well because you get to eat the healthy food, you get to spend time being active outdoors and it’s a great way of educating the children on health and nutrition and the food chain. So with that in […]
Sometimes little legs will run and run and never seem to get tired. Some days we can be out all day with the children and they can walk miles and still not seem tired. Other days they will be running around all day in the garden, bouncing on the trampoline and chasing one another and […]
As much as we look forward to a long summer break with our children and more flexibility away from the regular school runs, the summer holidays can leave many parents a tad fraught. Last summer I lost count of the number of parents posting Facebook statuses a week into the school holiday like “is it September […]