Northumberland… (Part 2)

There was a reason for our early start, we were going out to Holy Island to visit Lindisfarne. It’s somewhere I have wanted to visit for a long time and wanted to make the most of it. We got there for about 7am and walked the distance from the car park to the National Trust…

Micro Adventure to Consiton

After a quick, chilly trip to Sizergh Castle, we headed over to Coniston for a wander and a stone throw. It was freezing but also lovely and quiet. We parked in our usual spot and walked the short distance to the waters edge. Straight away the kids were off to look for the best stones…

Climbing and Brockhole…

By the time we reached the horses, the snow was falling heavily and after the problems we had had at Devoke water and getting the car stuck, Bob was eager to get back.

Skelwith Bridge and Elterwater…

Today, the carefully prepared woolies bag got left behind so the kids ended up with spare socks for gloves (not for the first time) but they did the job.

Bubbles and Birkrigg Common…

It was freezing! With wind chill it was about -1 but with everyone wrapped up it wasn’t a problem (long johns on the kids are a life saver).

A quick trip to Grizedale…

Now is the time to get out and do a bit of forest bathing and exploring while all the leaves off their finest colours, before they all fall off and Winter sets in…

A sunset not to be missed…

Sometimes you have to be a little opportunistic with your mini (or micro) adventures, and it might even mean changing plans slightly but that’s why I think they are so great, they usually fit in around you, taking half an hour or less.

Brockhole and Tantrums…

Sometimes a day out doesn’t go as planned. We can prepare for the weather, or for accidents but we can’t prepare for the mood the kids are in.

Apple Day and Butterflies…

It was very exciting for him and just proved that even in a quick half hour walk, you can have a wildlife encounter. I think it has inspired us to have more after dinner walks and more mini adventures.

A birthday treat! Orrest Head, Lakes Aquarium, Steam Railway and a surprise owl…

This walk has repeatedly been listed as easy and it’s height wasn’t much greater than the Hoad Monument, so I thought it would be a good choice for the kids but, looking at how steep the hill in front was and the fact I couldn’t see the well known sign stating it was just 20 minutes to the top, I was starting to doubt everything I had read about it.

Get your kids outdoors!

The outdoors being anything from a bug hunt in the garden to spending a day walking or a night wild camping. Sadly though, kids just aren’t spending enough time outdoors and parents are acknowledging this.

More rainy day adventures…

Not put off by our wet and rainy adventure the other day, we decided to head off to Chipping to the Bowland Wild Boar Park. It’s somewhere we have been a few times and know that no matter the weather there is plenty for the little ones to see and do. It had been a…