A Pocketful of Fun

One of the best £3 we’ve ever spent was on a pocket kite. It’s a single-line design so it’s really easy for a small boy to fly on his own and it can be out of the bag and ready to go in a jiffy.

A Pocketful of Fun

Now we live in Wiltshire, we’ve found a really good place to fly a kite at Uffington Castle, an Iron Age hill fort, near the White Horse. There’s plenty of space to run around, good views, and normally there’s a decent breeze.

single line kite

James likes to run at high speed backwards and forwards along the ramparts, pulling his kite behind him, much to the bemusement of the local sheep. After about half-an-hour, it’s time to call a halt, or else he won’t have the energy to make it back down the hill to the car park.

flying a kite near the sheep

What’s the best £3 you’ve ever spent on something for the outdoors?

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Helen & Ian

Helen & Ian

About Me & Mine

Hi there! Helen and Ian here from the Oxfordshire-Wiltshire border! We have two boys who love everything in the Great Outdoors (especially sticks), and a border collie who also loves everything in the Great Outdoors (especially tennis balls). We also have a toddler daughter who is fiercely independent and proving to be just as intrepid as her brothers.

Favourite place in the world:

A difficult one... There are so many wonderful places to choose from... But it has to be Sandwood Bay in the far north-west of Scotland which can only be reached by a 4-mile walk. Last time we went it was a full-on winter mountaineering experience (with ice axe and crampons!) just to get there. Wild and windswept, it's totally unspoilt.

Favourite things to do outdoors:

Enjoy beaches, woods, and coastal paths; explore waterways in our open canoe; go for a big day out on a small hill; go rock climbing; collect sticks, conkers, and acorns; investigate puddles and rockpools; ride our tandem; fly a kite against a clear blue sky.

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