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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...

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...

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...

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