I have a love-hate relationship with taking my kid to the park. He loves it, but hates when he was to leave. I love it until I want to leave, which he hates. And then we usually end up hating each other all the way home. Get it?
Nothing beats a day in the great outdoors with your kids, so put down your iPhone, turn off your TV and get out outside. To help you get started here are my 5 favourite family adventures.
All you need to play Pooh Sticks is a stream, a bridge and a couple of twigs. It’s a brilliantly daft game that’s great fun for kids and overly-competitive adults (I know this one because I am one).
Leaping into muddy puddles might seem gross to us big cynical adults, but for young kids and toddlers puddle jumping is just another awesome outdoor adventure. Here’s how to nail it!
The Original Konfidence Swim Jacket is packed with removable floats and lots of other cool features that help water-loving toddlers take their first strokes towards becoming full-on swimmers.
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.
A lot of people hate the idea of ‘putting kids on leads’ but if a set of toddler reins keeps my son safe, encourages him to walk and gets him outdoors more – I’m all for it!
If you want a fun family day out with awesome scenery, loads of wildlife and too many kids’ activities to pack into one visit, go cycling round Grafham Water in Cambridgeshire!
Look at these two cute little guys and that idillic backdrop. Walking with them both must be an absolute delight, right? Wrong. It’s a gigantic pain in the arse!
If you love cycling but have a child too young to master two wheels, a seat for your own bike is a worthwhile purchase. And the Hamax Kiss is one of the best out there.