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We like to write and share some of our days out and holidays. We try to cover as much as we can in the adventures section of the site.

The Benefits of Forest School

The Benefits of Forest School

The following is a guest post written by Adam Smart who is a dad of two children aged 1 and 5 and forest school leader. He also runs three after school clubs and works as a teaching assistant. I really wanted someone to write about the benefits of forest school and Adam very kindly volunteered. Many Thanks to him for the following wonderful piece. The benefits of Forest School by Adam Smart Forest school is transformational! When I trained to…

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St Fagans National Museum of History

St Fagans National Museum of History

How on earth have I missed this place?! Absolutely wonderful day out at St Fagans National Museum of History. Based in St Fagans just outside Cardiff this gem of a museum is so much more than what is traditionally considered a museum. It’s £5 for parking and FREE entry! I can’t really believe this, for a whole day out you pay nothing. A couple of Restaurants on site but you can take a picnic in and plenty of picnic tables…

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West Midlands safari park

West Midlands safari park

It has been years since I lasted visited West Midlands safari park. I think the last time I went, I was around the same age Dylan is now so a very long time ago! I wanted to do something a little bit different with the children at Christmas and it can be difficult with such a big age gap to find something that they will both enjoy. I asked in a group I help admin on facebook (family days outdoors…

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Fruit, juice and Lolly pops

Fruit, juice and Lolly pops

A favourite way to spend some time in the Summer holidays for my children is fruit picking. I actually really enjoy it too and you can find so many farms now that have parks, cafes and animals as well as the fruit picking so you can really make a day of it. It costs very little but it can easily fill a day. The other option is to go wild and pick from your garden or the fields. We have…

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Climb every mountain – Walking Skirrid Fawr

Climb every mountain – Walking Skirrid Fawr

I made Dylan a promise this Summer. We will walk at least one mountain every other week. I’m going to have to juggle it around work and childcare for Matilda but a promise is a promise and I attend to keep it. We already did a waterfall walk a few weeks ago, known as water breaks it neck in Brecon. We got very, very wet but he loved it and declared the best thing about it was walking in the…

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