We recently escaped to the capital for a child-free weekend and it was too hot for the sweat-filled underground misery of the Tube, so we spent two awesome days cycling London on Boris Bikes instead.
Here’s the third in our series of 101 outdoor activities for families. From treasure hunts and festivals to skimming stones and cooking outside, there’s something simple and fun for every family!
It’s no secret that in the UK we’re pretty rubbish at getting kids outside. And I had an interesting chat with an interesting bloke yesterday that make me realise I’d love to work with other outdoorsy parents to change that – who’s with me?
After a year-and-a-half in the parenthood trenches I’ve discovered that kids are bloody hard work, nothing makes me happier than seeing my son smile, and being a dad is probably the greatest thing in the world.
This is a genuine question, because I’ve got no idea. I still think of Sonny as a baby, but only because I always have done. He’s big, loud, almost 14 months old and standing on his own two feet, so does that mean my little boy’s turned into a toddler?
I must officially be middle-aged, because my new favourite meal involves an estate car, a flask of tea, a packet of chocolate digestives, and a few snack-sized pork pies. That’s right, we’ve become a car picnic family! Only problem is we’re rubbish at it.
So you’ve decided to take your baby for a bike ride, but how the hell do you do it? Here are eight simple tips for cycling with babies that will get you started on your family biking adventures.
The Little Life Arc 2 travel cot trebles up as a lightweight portable bed, convenient baby day prison, and outdoor sun shield, with the added bonus that it packs down into a small backpack for easy transportation. A 3-in-1 masterpiece!
We’ve spent hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds on expensive toys and gear to entertain Sonny in the nine months since he was born. But what does he love most? This crappy cardboard box, of course.
The last thing I want to do is force my little boy into anything he doesn’t want to do, but how will he experience new things if we don’t give him the occasional nudge in the right direction?