10 Outdoor places to go with family and friends

10 Outdoor places to go with family and …

Although there’s now distant light at the end of the tunnel, it’s still a long time before we’ll be able to meet up with family and friends safely indoors without Covid-19 hovering invisibly around us.…

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Outdoor art: sculpture trails and sculpture parks

Outdoor art: sculpture trails and sculpture parks

I’ve put together this post about outdoor art as I’m a firm believer in accessible art for all. I’ve found outdoor sculptures are a particularly effective way to engage young children with art: kids can…

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Hiking with kids in Switzerland: Maderanertal and Golzernsee

Hiking with kids in Switzerland: Maderanertal and …

Family friendly hiking in the Swiss Alps During our summer road trip across Europe, we spent a few days in the Swiss Alps hiking in the Maderanertal valley. Our children were aged seven and five…

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North Norfolk breaks: things to do with kids

North Norfolk breaks: things to do with …

If you thought North Norfolk breaks were just a summer holiday pursuit, think again. We enjoyed a short break in North Norfolk at the end of October, exploring two of the region’s loveliest country estates.…

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Broxbourne Woods Sculpture Trail in Hertfordshire

Broxbourne Woods Sculpture Trail in Hertfordshire

If you’re looking for a fun walk for young children in Hertfordshire, the Broxbourne Woods Sculpture Trail near Hertford takes some beating. The walk is suitable for buggies and wheelchairs and is a fairly flat…

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Taking a family city break: why walled cities are the best!

Taking a family city break: why walled …

Taking a family city break can be tricky. There are car-filled streets to contend with and there’s generally a lot of walking involved which not all children find appealing. However, I discovered last year on…

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Walks in Herts with kids: Heartwood Forest

Walks in Herts with kids: Heartwood Forest

It’s rather telling of the times we’re living in that woodland “den building” has become an advertised activity. But if that’s what has to be done to get kids playing outdoors, then so be it.…

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Where to see bluebells in Hertfordshire

Where to see bluebells in Hertfordshire

Bluebell woods in Hertfordshire With each year that passes, I find there are certain events in the British calendar which start to grow a bit stale. The culmination of the Premier League Football season for…

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Walks in Herts with kids: Mardley Heath

Walks in Herts with kids: Mardley Heath

When you’re taking children out for a walk it sometimes helps to have a destination or focal point to aim for to encourage them away from their Lego, iPad or whatever other housebound activity they’re…

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