May is National Walking Month and it’s got me thinking about how we’ve managed to make going for a family walk not only normal, but also enjoyable for our two boys. I’m no expert by any means, but I thought I’d jot down some thoughts on raising happy walkers based on our experiences. I’d love to hear your ideas too!
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“Look at this picture, Mummy! I wish we could go there again. It was amazing!” James was showing me a photo of the famous maze at the National Trust’s Glendurgan Garden. Normally, when he says something like this, I have to smile sympathetically and explain that the place is just too far away to visit. But since we were actually in Cornwall, it was very easy to make a small boy very happy.
Despite being fans of the real basic camping aka WILD camping, we are known to pitch tent on a campsite occasionally, or even stray to the other end of the camping extreme - GLAMPING!
There is a spot near us on the North Wessex Downs where the wind whips across the top of the hills, sending trees swaying and children bent over as they battle against it to reach the top. It's also the site of Combe Gibbet, erected in 1676 to hang the murderous lovers George Broomham and Dorothy Newman. The one that stands today is a replica, but it's a grisly reminder of the past.
After our sleeper trip to London a few years ago we really weren’t intending to do it again so soon.
Another brilliant place we visited this summer was Trebah Garden. We’d never been before, but Granny and Grandad have been several times over the years and had repeatedly said how hard it was to decide whether they preferred Trebah Garden or Glendurgan Garden. We thought it was time to see Trebah Garden for ourselves.
If you’ve been wondering what lured us Highlanders so far south - let's finally reveal it: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard!
Did you know that several storeys deep underground below the Natural History Museum in London is a secret, special magnet? Its irresistible pull attracts Little Trekkers Ambassadors from far and wide.