Love Outdoor Play

Back in January, I learned of the Love Outdoor Play campaign.  I wanted to add my voice to the campaign because I am a huge fan of the outdoors and feel that modern children are losing out on opportunities to explore freely outside, so when Daniel (Mission:Explore / The Geography Collective), one of the organisers behind the campaign, asked me to write a guest blog I was delighted!

Read more…

One4Ruby – the heartmelting tale of a festival kid

www.one4ruby.com

Parent or no parent, it’s hard not to be moved by the story of Ruby Lambert.

Ruby is a little 7 year old girl in rehabilitation following a life-changing brain injury arising from her collapse from a previously-undiagnosed heart disorder at school in April 2010. Read more…

Green Man Staycation

Turn your trip to the Green Man Festival into a week-long family holiday in the Brecon Beacons National Park!

Green Man Festival 20th 21st 22nd August

ENOY THE ULTIMATE “STAYCATION” THIS SUMMER AND TURN GREEN MAN INTO A WEEK-LONG ADVENTURE YOU’LL NEVER FORGET!

Beat the recession and enjoy the breathtaking natural beauty of the Brecon Beacons National Park with Green Man’s UK exclusive Holiday Ticket offer!

Read more…

BBC Radio 2

We were on BBC Radio 2 on Saturday 11th June!

The feature on Family Friendly Festivals also included Camp Bestival, Shambala, Deer Shed Festival and LolliBop.

Website of the Week: The Times Saturday Review!

Wahey! The Times thinks we’re a bit cool then?!  Wow!

So I come back from a hard weekend trading at Wychwood festival only to discover that none other than The Times has chosen us for its website of the week in the Saturday Review.  We’re there on the bottom left hand corner of page 30.

For those of you who didn’t get a copy, here’s the blurb:

Staying in – Games, Tech and DVDs

the website

www.festivalkidz.com

This site is a boon for parents planning to take their children to a music festival this summer.  It has blog posts, tips, and a festival map that you can access to see which festival is right for you.  There is also an online shop to pick up the essentials for festival tykes, such as a miniature rain coat or a bottle of fairy dust.

David Hayles

Glamping Getaways

Ooooh Squeeeeeeal!…

Yes, I admit it, I actually let out an audible squeak this morning as I opened up my review copy of this gorgeous new Cool Camping book, just published by Punk Publishing.  I couldn’t help myself… it is so sumptuously divine.

In true Cool Camping style the book is full of the most beautiful inviting photography that makes you feel like you are right there, like I could touch and feel those beautiful fabrics… I thought could even smell the smoky canvas of those stunning yurts.

What surprises me most is Read more…

Best Campervan Awning… ever!

A circus tent for workshops and the awning as a stall

The Outwell Country Road

Last weekend I used my new awning for the first time – I LOVE IT!!!

I got it from Just Kampers a while back having searched for nearly a year for the perfect awning until I finally settled on the Outwell Country Road. Just Kampers were involved in the design of the Outwell range of awnings so you can rest assured they have been created by people who know a thing or two about campers.

Read more…

The Vango Airbeam

Can camping get any easier than this?

Today someone asked me to look at the new range of Vango AirBeam tents for 2011.  They have no poles!  No, they’re not flimsy single-skin pop-up tents, those take a highly skilled knack and the strength of the British Army to fold back into their storage disc bags. These ones actually have inflatable poles!

I see the appeal… Read more…

The Camper Van Saga

Our Wedding Day – sweet memories

Why??!!?!

Yup – that’s what I thought when I came back from a weekend away and found Steve had bought an old builder’s van that he hadn’t seen on eBay. I wish I kept the photo – it was nothing too pretty, just an ordinary VW T4 Transporter:  Why???!!!

Read more…

Best Waterproofs for Festivals

The Kozi Kidz range of waterproofs, thermals and fleeces come highly recommended because: Read more…

Love Outdoor Play

Back in January, I learned of the Love Outdoor Play campaign.  I wanted to add my voice to the campaign because I am a huge fan of the outdoors and feel that modern children are losing out on opportunities to explore freely outside, so when Daniel (Mission:Explore / The Geography Collective), one of the organisers behind the campaign, asked me to write a guest blog I was delighted!

Read more…

Green Man Staycation

Turn your trip to the Green Man Festival into a week-long family holiday in the Brecon Beacons National Park!

Green Man Festival 20th 21st 22nd August

ENOY THE ULTIMATE “STAYCATION” THIS SUMMER AND TURN GREEN MAN INTO A WEEK-LONG ADVENTURE YOU’LL NEVER FORGET!

Beat the recession and enjoy the breathtaking natural beauty of the Brecon Beacons National Park with Green Man’s UK exclusive Holiday Ticket offer!

Read more…

Website of the Week: The Times Saturday Review!

Wahey! The Times thinks we’re a bit cool then?!  Wow!

So I come back from a hard weekend trading at Wychwood festival only to discover that none other than The Times has chosen us for its website of the week in the Saturday Review.  We’re there on the bottom left hand corner of page 30.

For those of you who didn’t get a copy, here’s the blurb:

Staying in – Games, Tech and DVDs

the website

www.festivalkidz.com

This site is a boon for parents planning to take their children to a music festival this summer.  It has blog posts, tips, and a festival map that you can access to see which festival is right for you.  There is also an online shop to pick up the essentials for festival tykes, such as a miniature rain coat or a bottle of fairy dust.

David Hayles

Best Campervan Awning… ever!

A circus tent for workshops and the awning as a stall

The Outwell Country Road

Last weekend I used my new awning for the first time – I LOVE IT!!!

I got it from Just Kampers a while back having searched for nearly a year for the perfect awning until I finally settled on the Outwell Country Road. Just Kampers were involved in the design of the Outwell range of awnings so you can rest assured they have been created by people who know a thing or two about campers.

Read more…

The Camper Van Saga

Our Wedding Day – sweet memories

Why??!!?!

Yup – that’s what I thought when I came back from a weekend away and found Steve had bought an old builder’s van that he hadn’t seen on eBay. I wish I kept the photo – it was nothing too pretty, just an ordinary VW T4 Transporter:  Why???!!!

Read more…

One4Ruby – the heartmelting tale of a festival kid

www.one4ruby.com

Parent or no parent, it’s hard not to be moved by the story of Ruby Lambert.

Ruby is a little 7 year old girl in rehabilitation following a life-changing brain injury arising from her collapse from a previously-undiagnosed heart disorder at school in April 2010. Read more…

BBC Radio 2

We were on BBC Radio 2 on Saturday 11th June!

The feature on Family Friendly Festivals also included Camp Bestival, Shambala, Deer Shed Festival and LolliBop.

Glamping Getaways

Ooooh Squeeeeeeal!…

Yes, I admit it, I actually let out an audible squeak this morning as I opened up my review copy of this gorgeous new Cool Camping book, just published by Punk Publishing.  I couldn’t help myself… it is so sumptuously divine.

In true Cool Camping style the book is full of the most beautiful inviting photography that makes you feel like you are right there, like I could touch and feel those beautiful fabrics… I thought could even smell the smoky canvas of those stunning yurts.

What surprises me most is Read more…

The Vango Airbeam

Can camping get any easier than this?

Today someone asked me to look at the new range of Vango AirBeam tents for 2011.  They have no poles!  No, they’re not flimsy single-skin pop-up tents, those take a highly skilled knack and the strength of the British Army to fold back into their storage disc bags. These ones actually have inflatable poles!

I see the appeal… Read more…

Best Waterproofs for Festivals

The Kozi Kidz range of waterproofs, thermals and fleeces come highly recommended because: Read more…