We’ve recruited a new gear tester! Intrepid explorer Amelia-Faie has put the warm and toasty Spotty Otter Drift Down II Gilet through its paces – and here’s what she thinks of it.
Here’s the second in our series of 101 outdoor activities for families. From hiking and paddling to climbing trees and taking wildlife photos, there’s something simple and fun for everyone to try!
Want to get outside with your kids but struggling for ideas? Then check out our new weekly series of 101 outdoor activities for families. There’s something in here for every little explorer!
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).
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.
The insulated Primus Trailbottle Vacuum keeps your drinks hot or cold in any temperatures, making it the perfect piece of kit for thirsty little explorers.
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!
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!