Our 5 Best Walking Trousers for DofE
Jul08

Our 5 Best Walking Trousers for DofE

Honestly, I’ve been bombarded (okay, stop peering over your glasses, I’ve been asked a handful of times) since I wrote about what you need on the DofE kit list, asking for more advice and tips on kit; ‘Which are the Best Walking Trousers for DofE’ (see below), ‘Will my kid be okay in trainers for the first one’ (possibly, but not ideal), ‘can they carry eggs for breakfast’ (yes, but very...

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Teen starting DofE? What you actually need for your DofE Kit List; where to splurge and save.
Jun19

Teen starting DofE? What you actually need for your DofE Kit List; where to splurge and save.

It was once the realm of the toughest of young scouts, cadets and other youth organisations, but it seems schools have caught on, and ‘doing DofE’ has become a right of passage. In the last few weeks I’ve seen countless parents on my social media feed wailing over the cost of the DofE kit list. And you, as a parent, quite possibly never did it yourself, and aren’t really sure what you’re letting yourself...

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Top 5 Essentials for a Caravan Trip
Apr23

Top 5 Essentials for a Caravan Trip

As regular readers are well aware, we headed off a couple of years ago courtesy of the lovely people at Bailey of Bristol on the #ItalyRoadTrip – 4,000 miles in the lovely Margot (not her official title), a Bailey Approach Autograph Motorhome. We had never even been in a motorhome before, let alone taken the family on a month-long trip in one, so it was a completely new experience for us! Needless to say we had an absolute...

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WIN – £750 Easy Camp Family Camping Kit!
Apr16

WIN – £750 Easy Camp Family Camping Kit!

Let’s start with a hands up:Who loves camping?Who hasn’t ever camped? If your hand waved around for either of those, this is definitely the place for you. And if you hate camping you should stick around too, because this just might change your mind a little. The thing is, camping can be so many things, to so many people. The last time we went with the kids (admittedly a few years ago now) we wild camped for two weeks in...

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2019; Your Year to Camp? Here’s How To Choose Your Tent.
Feb01

2019; Your Year to Camp? Here’s How To Choose Your Tent.

Camping is so so much fun – but it can be a little daunting to start. Lots of us camped as kids with various youth organisations, but when it comes to taking the family and doing it for yourself? You can start to make a list and immediately begin to suffer from overwhelm.But fear not! Most of it’s pretty simple – and actually, if you buy the right tent you’re probably half way there.How to buy the right tent...

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Do You Keep These 10 Things in Your Camping Kit?
Jan10

Do You Keep These 10 Things in Your Camping Kit?

Most campers keep their kit stocked and ready to go. I’ll admit not all of us have a laminated pack sheet which they tick off every time they load the car… but hey, you can’t all be as spreadsheet-awesome as me, right? But do you actually have all the essentials in there? Oh I know you’ll have enough sleeping bags, pegs, plates and dry socks. But take a look at this list – campsite winners will have every...

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