Junior sports

Junior water-sports: do's and dont's

Sailing and paddle-sports instructors often focus on making the dinghy, canoe or kayak a happy environment  by throwing balls around. Kids familiarise themselves with the roll of the vessel and continue reading...

Siblings: How to harmonise skill gaps

Holiday happiness doesn’t depend on the hotel amenities, the rental car or the weather. It depends on your children’s ability to play together. This can be particularly hard when Self-proclaimed Foo continue reading...

Goal-keeping tips for kids

We have great tips for wannabe goalkeepers from Danny Terry, who was 18 when he started playing football. He now trains with Albion Rovers so it’s safe to say he’s caught up. – Quick feet is what yo continue reading...

Base layers for kids - the lowdown

Southern Europeans love a huge chunky overcoat for themselves and their kids – “Bring on winter weather!” This is only good if your idea of a great day out is standing at bus-stops. But kids love a go continue reading...

The ideal first water-sport

– Kids do so well at cable wakeboarding because they harbour no anxieties about looking stupid or hurting themselves, Callum Mark tells us. Mark is Activities Manager at Foxlake Adventures – a cable w continue reading...

Learning skiing - do's and don'ts

Look no polesCustomers keep telling me that it’s important to get the kids skiing first, only introducing them to snowboarding once they’re competent with their slaloming. Personally I don’t think continue reading...

Coaching kids: Good cop, bad cop

Successful coaches aren’t charmers. We recognise the sheer toughness required to coach international sides, but we prefer generosity and warmth when looking for instructors for our kids. The dif continue reading...

Family paddling: Kayaks v canoes

Whitewater or quiet ponds - the real challenge is transporting the kitA kayak or canoe sitting in your back garden is perfectly chic, so storage isn't the challenge. It's the hauling 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...

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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