Balance Bike vs Stabilisers: Which Is The Best Method For Learning To Ride A Bike

There are multiple schools of thought on the best way to teach a child to ride a bike. Whilst some still swear by more old school methods, others are convinced balance bikes are the way to go. So which is the right answer? Stabilisers or balance bike? Well of course, the truth is, in reality, … Read more

Bike Safety Considerations When Teaching A Child To Ride A Bike

Bike safety is paramount when it comes to learning to ride; not only will it help stop the child from suffering an injury, but it will help them feel more capable, confident and in control. A significant part of teaching any child to ride, is enabling them to do so safely. Find a Helmet that … Read more

Benefits of Outdoor Play For Children

At the time of writing, the country has been on lockdown for several weeks. We are allowed out for daily exercise, but playgrounds are closed. It is a surreal time for everyone, kids especially. However, this situation highlights how undeniable it is that outdoor play is full of fantastic benefits. And if you are lucky … Read more

Physical Activities For Pre-Teens/ Teenagers (Gift Ideas)

Physical Activities For Pre-Teens/ Teenagers (Gift Ideas)

When children are young they are inherently very physical. For some this doesn’t change, but many lose a little of this as they reach adolescence. This is because other things begin to dominate their time and thoughts. However, regular physical activities for pre-teens and teens can foster good mental and physical wellbeing, as well as … Read more

Benefits Of Holiday Clubs: Barracudas Activity Camp (#AD)

Barracudas activity camp. Holiday club. Go karting.

Back when I was a university student studying for my BEd, I was also a manager at a holiday club. Therefore I have seen firsthand how much fun children have at them, how well they operate, and how they are full of wonderful educational and social opportunities for the kids too. As a parent, it … Read more

The Importance of Playing Outside: Play More with Sudocrem (Giveaway)

My readers already know how much I value spending time outside; my blog features heavily on outdoors and nature. So I was somewhat surprised, and saddened to be honest, to read that new research reveals that 1 in 9 British children have not visited a beach, park or forest in a year, and on average … Read more

Beginners Guide To Mountain Biking with Halfords

When it comes to mountain biking, are you more likely to go shredding, or end up OTB? (Hint: if you don’t know what these terms are, check out the guide below!) If you are a novice, or are yet to try it out but are keen to have a go, then this is the post … Read more

Welcome to 30 Days Wild… Our Way!

It’s the 1st June and that can only mean one thing… today is the start of 30 Days Wild! For those who don’t know, this is a challenge to carry out a ‘random act of wildness’ everyday (or as many as you can!) throughout June, to encourage people to get closer to nature – wherever … Read more

Forest Holidays: Our Winter Retreat to Forest of Dean

Back in January we decided to book a last second escape to the Forest of Dean for a winter retreat at Forest Holidays. This was our first time visiting but it came recommended from friends who have stayed at a different location on one of their other sites. Squiggle’s anxiety was high, so we figured … Read more

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