// Family Adventure

Family adventures in the UK and across Europe. Love exploring, camping, travelling and getting outside with my mini-tribe.

The Wave inland surfing lagoon

Mini Adventure: The Wave

The Wave is the UK’s first inland surfing lagoon and it’s on my doorstep in Bristol. I’ve been looking forward to a visit since it opened it’s doors last year, but COVID has me…

North Devon Coast

A Weekend in North Devon

Finally a weekend AWAY AWAY! Taking advantage of a school inset day and the early May bank holiday weekend we packed up the car and headed to the Hartland peninsula, for a weekend away in North Devon.…

Learn how to ride a bike

How to Teach your Child to Ride a Bike

My youngest son has just learnt how to ride a bike. It is such a special moment, they are overjoyed that they have mastered a new skill. It boosts their confidence and is a memory that you will both n…

Young boys snowtubing

Top Tips: Skiing Holidays with Young Kids

From my first winter holiday aged 24, I fell in love with snowboarding and the mountains. When children came along, I was naturally keen to share my passion with them from the earliest opportunity!

Boy looking at a view

2020: A Year of Family Walks in Bath

Like so many, we have spent a lot of time at home this year! Keeping it local and exploring what is on our doorstep. I thought I would share 5 of my favourite family walks in Bath. Rainbow Woods, Bath…

Boy tobogganing

Mini Adventure: Twilight Tobogganing

I was on the hunt for something fun to do for my son’s 7th Birthday. Which was proving pretty tricky this year with parties pretty much cancelled! When Twilight Tobogganing at The Mendip Activit…

Camping at Westland Farm

Mini Adventure: Camping in Devon at Westland Farm

Like so many, our summer adventures were closer to home this year. As nothing has been certain, we held off booking a camping trip until the start of the school summer holidays. Having loved camping i…

Piste

Top 5 Highlights: Family Skiing in the Val di Fassa

It has been 5 years since our last visit to the beautiful Val di Fassa and things have changed a bit both in the valley and as a family (we are four now rather then three!). Here are my top 5 highligh…

Looking out over the Dorset coast

Family Bucket List Challenge

The AliKats Bucket List Challenge has inspired me to think about what I would put on my bucket list. We love being outside and traveling, having a young family makes the planning all the more importan…

Pretending to be vikings

A Family Adventure in Denmark

“Why Denmark?” Everyone asked when I told them what our summer holiday destination was! OK, so it was a bit of a random choice but I’ve always wanted to explore Scandinavia and Denma…

Boys sitting in camp chairs

Mini Adventure: Beryl’s Campsite

The summer holidays are finally here and we’ve survived the first year of school! Time for a much needed break from the routine and some fun adventures. Our first trip was three nights camping a…

View out to sea

Mini Adventure: Camping at Little Meadows

The early summer had shown such glorious promise that me and my Mum decided to risk it and take the boys camping for a couple of nights in late August. North Devon is an easy two and a half hour drive…

Group holding paddles

Mini Adventure: Canoeing on the River Wye

Last weekends mini adventure was a trip down the River Wye in canoes! We booked a half day trip from Kerne Bridge to Symonds Yat with the River Wye Canoe company and it didn’t disappoint. We hir…

Snowboarding in Powder

Family Ski Trip to Châtel

This years annual family ski trip was to Châtel. Part of the massive Portes Du Soleil ski area, which we have visited before, staying in Les Gets. But this was our first visit to Châtel. Just a stones…

Burton riglet park at Tamworth

The Big Bang Snowboard Show at Tamworth

The annual Big Bang Show by TSA was held over the weekend of the 14 & 15th of October at the Tamworth SnowDome. It is a fab opportunity to demo the new seasons boards as well as doing some coachin…

Skiing in Civetta

Late Season Skiing in Civetta, Italy

I thought I would have to forego my yearly visit to the mountains due to the arrival of our second child in February. But we managed to sneak in a last minute trip at the very end of the season. Choos…

Boy on balance bike

Balanceability

I heard about Balanceability, the UK’s first and only accredited ‘learn to cycle’ programme for children, through a Tweet from @Love2cyclebath and thought it sounded like something m…

Family cycling in the New Forest

Mini Adventure: The New Forest

I love exploring parts of the UK that I haven’t been too before so when planning our bank holiday get-a-away we decided to head to the New Forest. Which despite being pretty much on our doorstep…

Kayaking in Studland Bay

Kayaking in Studland Bay

Kayaking is not something I do very often, but I’ve always enjoyed it. We were on our annual girlie camping weekend so the five of us decided to give it a go. We booked a guided kayaking trip in…

Morar beach

Fort William and the West Coast of Scotland

We headed north last week with a group of mates to combine watching the UCI World Cup Downhill race at Fort William with a bit of an explore of the west coast of Scotland. After 9 hours in the car wit…