A family wildlife safari for explorers of all ages at RSPB Fen Drayton Lakes nature reserve.
If there’s one thing Christmas 2016 taught me (apart from that festive hangovers and babies don’t mix), it’s that it’s finally time to say a tearful farewell to my trusty little hatchback and buy a proper dad’s car.
This is a lovely circular walk from the pretty seaside town of Wells-Next-The-Sea, taking in a busy harbour, a beautiful stretch of beach, and finishing with a stroll through tall pine trees.
Since my little boy can’t stand up yet, never mind ride a bike, this is a dad-only outdoor challenge for now. Biking 1500 miles in 12 months? I must be insane.
Starting and finishing in the picture-perfect Yorkshire Dales village of Malham, this is a beautiful walk through one of England’s finest landscapes, visiting the iconic Yorkshire trio of Malham Cove, Gordale Scar and Janet’s Foss in just a few short miles.
I found out quickly this winter that cold ears = unhappy baby. Which is why this daft beanie hat from Isbjörn of Sweden has been an invaluable addition to Sonny’s outdoor wardrobe.
Probably the ultimate English starter peak for any young mountaineer, Catbells is a beautiful little hill with magical views across the northern Lake District.
I was worried we’d be stuck indoors once the temperatures began to plummet, but Sonny’s as happy outside now as he was in summer. Here are my top tips for beating the cold with kids.
Stable, safe and packed with a mind-boggling number of useful features, the Osprey Poco AG lets us walk longer distances and explore more exciting places. And does the handy job of sending Sonny to sleep!
The sun came out on Sunday, which was a bit of a shock, so we stuffed Sonny into his baby carrier and took him to his first ever nature reserve at RSPB Fen Drayton Lakes in search of starlings.