• The Importance of Outdoor Play for Children

    7th June 2017

    I was shocked recently to find out that there are more than 1,000 children being referred to hospital due to obesity. According to playground equipment supplier ESP, one in three children between 2-10 years old are overweight. Further research by Liverpool John Moores University found that the average amount of exercise a child does during…

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  • Ways To Explore The Outdoors On A Low Budget

    4th August 2016

    Summer with kids can be really expensive if you’re not careful so I’ve been looking for fun activities that can be done for free or very low cost. Playgrounds and Parks These are free and fun so always a winner with Chunk. Playgrounds are great because there’s climbing equipment, sand, slides and lots of fun…

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  • Confessions of a SUMMER Parent #TheGoodStuff

    23rd June 2016

    How do you cope with your kids over the summer? And by that I mean how do you HONESTLY cope with them? Just Hanging At The Park This is the last summer Chunk will attend nursery three mornings a week (yes his nursery are open all year round!) before he starts school in September. Those…

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  • Mum On A Mission: Improving My Local Park

    3rd June 2016

    As you know from previous posts I have recently set up a committee with another mum in a bid to improve our play park. Our Dreary, Deprived Park We live in quite a deprived area and unfortunately the local council has made it clear there is no budget to refurbish the tired park. The equipment…

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  • My Plight to Save Our Local Park

    16th March 2016

    Our local park is an absolute state and rather than sit and moan about it I’m trying to do something about it! Chunk and I do our best to avoid the small, run down park as out of the nine pieces of equipment it has, three are broken and the rest (bar one) are for…

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