I want my son to love the outdoors as much as me, but am I being selfish by taking him out in the cold? And ultimately, is using child carriers in winter just a bit stupid?
With Sonny tipping the scales at 2 stone I’ve never needed a good rucksack carrier more, and the Deuter Kid Comfort II is right up there with the best. It’s lightweight, comfortable, easy to load, and easy to carry.
Just take him for a sunny walk in the woods. Works every time for me!
The Vaude Shuttle Premium is designed for serious walkers who want their kids to share their outdoor adventures. The feature spec is high and so is the price, so is it worth it?
The thing that scared me most about becoming a dad was that I’d become boring and stop doing all the stuff that made my life fun. Turns out the opposite is true – I’ve become a big kid and rediscovered so many things I’d forgotten I loved!
An oasis of calm in the Northamptonshire countryside, with miles of walking trails, huge lakes, loads of wildlife, and plenty of activities for explorers of all ages.
A rolling clifftop walk that follows the South Downs Way from the seaside town of Eastbourne, past Beachy Head lighthouse to the sand and shingle beach at Birling Gap.
A family wildlife safari for explorers of all ages at RSPB Fen Drayton Lakes nature reserve.
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.