About the author


Kirsty is the mum of two kids and has spent the last 16 years on a quest to get them outside more, enjoying nature and the world around them.


Animal tracking for kids – how to get started

By Kirsty / February 24, 2017

One really fun nature activity for kids is animal tracking – looking for signs that an animal has been around a certain area and working out which animal it is.  It’s fun and accessible – even toddlers and little kids can do it. So what do you need to get started? In actual fact, you […]


Tips for keeping kids active

By Kirsty / February 17, 2017

In this day and age sedentary kids who spend all their time in front of screens are not uncommon.  Unfortunately, it comes with a host of problems from concentration issues all the way up to childhood obesity and more.  One way to try and combat these things is keeping kids active.  The funny thing is […]


Garden skatepark ideas

By Kirsty / February 10, 2017

I’ve said before that one way to get your older kids outside more is to encourage a sport such a skateboarding, BMX biking or stunt scooter riding.  Choosing the right skateboard or stunt scooter is one thing, but the next part is getting some tricks under their belt and that requires practice. Perhaps you’re lucky enough […]


Best playhouse for toddlers and children

By Kirsty / January 27, 2017

Playhouses can be great fun and a brilliant way to encourage creative and role play in kids.  They are also great at being their own little space, a place where they can draw, read or even watch wildlife from.  Of course, some of the plastic models are also good for bringing inside if you have […]


Best toddler carrier for hiking

By Kirsty / January 25, 2017

If hiking is your passion then you’ll be pleased to hear that it doesn’t need to stop when you have children.  Yes it might require some more planning, but by doing so you’ll be able to keep yourself out, enjoying the outdoors and most importantly, introducing your kids to it.  While your little ones struggle […]


Best sand and water table for toddlers and kids

By Kirsty / January 24, 2017

Sand and water are two things that will captivate toddlers for a long time which is definitely something to be cherished!  So a sand and/or water table is a great investment when looking for a toy for little ones.   Most tables can be kept inside for cold weather play, but really they are brilliant […]


Best charities to teach about nature and wildlife

By Kirsty / January 20, 2017

Over the years I have had the chance to visit some wonderful nature reserves around the UK that were run by charities.  My kids have also learned loads from being members of charities and getting through newsletters and magazines.  So which ones are worth looking at to teach kids about nature, wildlife and our environment?  There […]


What is the best stunt scooter on a budget in 2017?

By Kirsty / January 19, 2017

In my quest to get my teens outside more and more I’m always on the lookout for good ideas for activities that they might enjoy.  Learning tricks on scooters is something that definitely fits the bill.  It’s something teen friendly but these trick scooters are equally good for younger kids too!  In this article I’m […]

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