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The risks of using sun-screen

A worried parent is a good parent, or so we feel. And modern people worry massively about sunshine. Some pretty massive controversies about skin cancer have been knocking about in the public d continue reading...

The anti-helmet argument

The case for bike helmets isn’t cut and dry. Personally I don’t like the smugness that often goes with purchasing safety kit. Ticking a box which says safety is very different from increasing safety. continue reading...

Winter Olympics: Sports at speed

With the Winter Olympics you get none of these half-hearted football injuries – when snowboarders crash they do a proper job of it. I am still waiting for the biathletes to raise their game. They co continue reading...

How to nudge a hesitant joiner

Got the kit, now keep the interestIt’s sod’s law that your child won’t tell you that he hates rugby until he has the new boots and the head guard – he might even wait until you’ve had his three-fig continue reading...

Toddler parkour over organised sport

You can build everyday sports skills without equipment or lessons. There’s an industry around parents telling them to sign their children up for endless classes – promising to set their offspring up continue reading...

Kids, knives and chainsaws

Only the strong can belong, is the motto on the Isle of Berk, where the hairy Hooligans live in the “How to Train Your Dragon” series. Well, I hate to boast, but in my home country of Norway full-on f continue reading...

Dress for success: Layering for winter

Base layers make adventures lastIt isn’t about the expensive overcoat. It certainly isn’t about the matching hat and gloves. Each autumn British stores are filled with kids’ winter clothing which j continue reading...

Birthday mess belongs outdoors

Whether you hate hoovering or just want to keep your china intact, you’ve got every motivation to entertain your kids’ friends outside. Anyone can organise some water games on a June afternoon and han continue reading...

Join Team Magnus

Messing about Team Magnus loves mucking about outdoors. Company founder Kristine Moody has always been happy to give any sport a go. Based in Perth, Scotland she's honed her skills at rustling continue reading...

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