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Family adventure in the UK and across Europe. Love exploring, camping, travelling and getting outside with my mini-tribe. Travel tips to inspire others to discover new places.

  • Playing on Studland Beach

    Camping in Dorset

    We spent a lovely week for our Summer 2021 holiday, camping in Dorset. Exploring the beautiful Studland peninsular. Studland is just a couple of hours drive from Bath, through the beautiful Dorset countryside. Good beaches, usually kind weather and a stack of other activities should keep everyone busy! Because of the demand, and price of,… Read More »Camping in Dorset

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    Family Skiing in Val Cenis

    After all the ups and downs of the last two years of the global pandemic, we all had high expectations of skiing in Val Cenis and it did not disappoint! Getting there We travelled with Jet2 from Bristol Airport to Chambery. It was our first time flying with Jet2 and I was very impressed. The… Read More »Family Skiing in Val Cenis

  • Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes

    Mini Adventure: Glamorgan Heritage Coast

    Another year of limited over-seas travel opportunities, means more exploring what we have on our doorstep. With a brand new tent this year, I was itching to get away for the first camping trip of the summer. We headed west, over the bridge, to the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, just an hour and half drive from… Read More »Mini Adventure: Glamorgan Heritage Coast

  • The Wave inland surfing lagoon

    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 meant waiting a while! I was lucky enough to get some vouchers for Christmas so when it re-opened post Lockdown, me and… Read More »The Wave

  • 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. Where we stayed We’d left it quite last minute to book accommodation for what was going to be… Read More »A Weekend 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 never forget. Riding a bike also opens up new opportunities for family adventure together! But learning… Read More »How to Teach your Child to Ride a Bike

  • 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

    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 Part of the beautiful Bath Skyline Walk, this is a firm family favourite. Owned by… Read More »Family Walks in 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 Activity Centre popped up in my Facebook feed, it looked like the perfect package! The package The cost of the tobogganing varied… Read More »Mini Adventure: Twilight Tobogganing

  • 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 in Devon in the past, we decided to head back to North Devon. Which is an easy two and a… Read More »Mini Adventure: Camping in Devon at Westland Farm

  • 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 highlights from a fantastic week of family skiing in the Val di Fassa. Vajolet… Read More »Top 5 Highlights: Family Skiing in the Val di Fassa

  • 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 important but it doesn’t stop us from getting out there! It might take us a few years to tick these… Read More »Family Bucket List Challenge

  • 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 Denmark seemed like a good place start – its always top of the charts when it comes to the “happiest places to live”… Read More »A Family Adventure in Denmark

  • 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 at Beryl’s Campsite with the two boys and my Mum. Beryl’s Campsite We choose Beryl’s Campsite in the tiny village of… Read More »Mini Adventure: Beryl’s Campsite

  • 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 from Bath with some lovely sandy beaches. We booked a pitch at Little Meadows… Read More »Mini Adventure: Camping at Little Meadows

  • 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 hired two canoes – a three man, for myself, my eldest boy (whom at 4 years old is the… Read More »Mini Adventure: Canoeing on the River Wye

  • 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 throw from the Swiss border. After the heaviest snow falls in Bath that I can ever remember… Read More »Family Ski Trip to Châtel

  • 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 coaching sessions for FREE! We decided to make the trek up from South West for the… Read More »The Big Bang Snowboard Show at Tamworth

  • 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. Choosing the beautiful village of Civetta in the Italian Dolomites. Hastily arranged flights from Bristol… Read More »Late Season Skiing in Civetta, Italy

  • Boy on balance bike


    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 my little boy might like to try. A bit of blurb about the programme… The cycling programme combines unique ergonomic balance bikes with a schedule of fun activities… Read More »Balanceability

  • 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 we hadn’t visited before! Harry’s Fields Campsite We stayed at the lovely Harry’s Fields Campsite. A medium sized independent… Read More »Mini Adventure: The New Forest


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Exploring the UK and Europe with my little team, from biking, hiking and camping.

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Is there anything better than being in the mountains? Love sharing my love of all things snow with friends and family.

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Mountain biking is my escape. From local bridleways to trail centres, life is better when riding!

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