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.


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 […]


The best kids electric cars in 2017

By Kirsty / January 15, 2017

Electric cars for kids to drive are a huge thing nowadays.  Getting one can be a fun way of turning your garden in to a pretend world that kids can really drive about in.  Read on for some of the best kids electric cars available right now in 2017 and what you need to look out for […]


How to make a weather diary for kids

By Kirsty / January 14, 2017

Making a weather diary is a great activity for kids no matter what the season.  It’s especially a good activity to keep them connected with the outdoors even when the weather might not be so great to be spending it outside lots so perfect for winter then! Making a weather diary with kids The simplest […]


Learning about garden birds with the Big Garden Birdwatch 2017

By Kirsty / January 12, 2017

One of my favourite things to do with my kids is to watch the birds outside in the garden.  It has the added benefit of being something that can be done on a really cold winters day too, without having to go outside!  I’ve talked a bit before about getting kids started with birdwatching so do […]

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