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I was recently approached by Dickies asking if I’d like to help promote a campaign called ‘Adventure days out with the kids‘. Obviously I was keen to help as it’s just the sort of campaign I can get behind. Just for a change though I thought I’d ask my husband, Matthew, to share his own feelings on the subject… Amy writes a lot on here about why she thinks getting outside with children is important for her and she thought that I should add my own thoughts. Like many dads I work five days a week and what with the…

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Sometimes it can be hard to find the motivation to get outside. The weather recently has had even my outdoor loving adventurers reluctant to leave the warmth of our house. Our adventures have been getting shorter and shorter but instead of fighting against it, I’m embracing this period and planning fun little trips to encourage the girls outside despite the cold. A few weeks ago (before the snow arrived) we went on one such mini adventure to the local city farm. The whole adventure was about going for hot chocolate at the farm. It’s within walking distance for us albeit…

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Low winter sun over the sea. My absolute favourite kind. So ready for Spring now but that winter sun is beautiful. The girls now reach for layers and waterproofs without even thinking about it, so long has this winter felt. Once wrapped up we make the short journey from the car park to Par Beach. Short in distance but not in time as the sparkling puddles which cover the car park are just too enticing for my children. Slowly we get closer, walk up the small hill and there is the beach. Almost empty and bathed in that low winter…

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