Little Trekkers Ambassadors

We must have the best customers in the World. They have been telling us for years about all the great things they get out and do with their families and we thought it was about time the World knew about it. This is not a ‘Places to go with the kids’ resource in a traditional sense. There’s lots of good websites out there already that can tell you the opening times and entry costs into the many hundreds of attractions that there are across the country.

This is about real experiences, in real places, by real families who get out there in this magnificent country of ours and do stuff. Great stuff! Stuff that you will look back on and remember for the rest of your life. Places that you may never have thought to go, things that you may never have thought to do. Told by those who have been there and done it, and want to pass it on to inspire other families to do the same. These are our Little Trekkers Ambassadors. They lead the way ….

Chicken Wonderland

Chicken Wonderland

We've been in Golden Square, our smallholding-to-be, for two months now. One of the biggest motivators for our move from SW12 was to have enough land to produce our own fruit, veg, meat and dairy - now we've got the land, we've got to learn fast! It's pretty scary having to make big decisions with so little knowledge, but we're trying to be as sensible as we can, taking advice from nearby breeders, neighbours, books, and internet sites before settling on our plan of action.

Meet Woody, the 39 Year Old Campervan

Meet Woody, the 39 Year Old Campervan

Hi, my name is Willow, I am 5 1/2 years old and love being outside. Most of my adventures involve Woody, my old VW Campervan and my 6 month old Airedale puppy named Martha. We go for lots of walks in the New Forest, my local common, the Seaside, Netley is only a 5 minute drive away from home and Martha walks with me to school everyday too.

Chasing Ducks in Not So Shiny New Wellies

Chasing Ducks in Not So Shiny New Wellies

A few years ago my parents built a home on a small Scottish island and cultivated their land to grow vegetables and lavender. It is a wonderful playground for my son, Manny who is three and a half. Shortly before the birth of his sister, Manny brought home the nursery teddy bear, Mark, who was to come to the island for the weekend. After breakfast, it was time to wrap up well and head out on adventures.

Beware of the Sharks at Tiddesworth Reservoir

Beware of the Sharks at Tiddesworth Reservoir

One of our favourite spots to spend an afternoon as a family is Tittesworth reservoir in the Peak District National Park. Our last quick visit turned into a whole afternoon playing pirates in the fantastic play area, see photo of Reuben escaping from his little sister, pirate Orla before climbing up into the crow’s nest and checking for sharks.

Quad Bikes, Goats, Castle Ruins and Caves All in One Day

Quad Bikes, Goats, Castle Ruins and Caves All in One Day

We had an amazing day and a half on Kerrera, the small island just off Oban on the Scottish West Coast. Staying with pals who run a farm there we were out on the hill, feeding sheep, cows and ponies on the quad bikes. Eassan came prepared ... at 3 he already has his "adventure bag" ready packed with bino's, walkie talkies and magnifying glass.

Children Love Mushrooms

Children Love Mushrooms

Ok, I know that anytime we eat Chinese food Ella and Joel sit there picking the mushrooms out whilst complaining how horrible they are. Despite this fact, Ella and Joel love mushrooms. They like the types that grow outside, in the hills and woods of our wonderful countryside. It doesn’t matter where you live or what time of year, there are often some fungi to be found on a walk and a trip we took a few weeks ago didn’t disappoint.

Bouldering at Buckstones

Bouldering at Buckstones

The weather has been gorgeous for the last couple of days. It started off cold but by lunchtime the sun was out and the Pennines were beginning to show the first signs of spring. I do love spring afternoons and evenings on the Moors and it is a great time to stroll around and watch the sunset. The kids looked like they needed a bit of an adventure so I suggested we go bouldering at favourite spot near home called Buckstones.
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