Rekindle the joy of cycling, one trike at a time

Learning to ride a bike is a right of passage for most children and many start this journey on a tricycle, before upgrading to two wheels as they get more proficient. Cycling is my go to choice of exercise and I find cycling through the countryside with the wind in my hair, a really invigorating experience. In fact cycling can be enjoyed by people of all ages and from all walks of life. Whether you’re cycling to work, to school, to the shops or just for fun, the humble bicycle is an easy way to get more active and is a …

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Bike Ride with the Kids

Urban Iki children’s bicycle seat review

We have been keen to start heading out on family bike rides for a while now, but the cycling bug hasn’t been caught by Sebby yet and he chooses a scooter over a bike anytime. I have been looking at bike seats, trailers and trail gator’s for a while now and one that really stood out for me was the Urban Iki rear seat which is suitable for children aged 3-6 years. Urban Iki fuses design from the Netherlands with technology from Japan to bring you a seat that gives you the freedom to get out and explore with your child …

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Lisbon

Fun ways to keep the kids fit and active

Children need physical activity to build coordination, strength and confidence and whilst they do a variety of activities, sports, and games at school, it is important that they continue this at home too. Getting the kids involved in physical activities not only helps keep them fit and healthy, but also lays the groundwork for a healthy lifestyle as they get older. There are lots of fun ways to keep your kids moving at home and they often burn more calories when left to their own devices and allowed to free play. Eliza and Isaac love nothing more than zooming around …

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Some time for me with Mark Warner Holidays

You will all know that as a busy parent you rarely get any time for you, especially if your children have not yet started school. At Britmums in June I entered a competition to win a short break with Mark Warner holidays.  At the time I “Hmmm’d and Arrr’d” about whether to enter as it wasn’t for the family, but just for me and Sebastian if I chose to take him as he would be under two. I made the decision that I had to be in it to win it and put my hat in the ring, not expecting …

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